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The Texas House will be debating the proposed map for their 150 legislative districts, #HB1, & at least 70 floor amendments soon.

See the quoted tweet for their starting point.

Here are the pre-filed amendments:…

We'll be live-tweeting on this🧵. #txlege
While we wait for floor debate, take a look at our video primer below for how the latest Texas House plan impacts different regions, partisanship, and control of the lower chamber in the upcoming election cycles. #txlege #redistricting
Right before the session gets really started today, Speaker @DadePhelan administers the oath of office for new #HD10 state Rep. @brianeharrison. This will bring the body to 149 members w/1 vacancy in the pending #HD118 runoff. #txlege
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Today at 10AM, the Texas House is meeting for the 1st time in 2 special sessions to consider bills on 2nd reading. At the top of the agenda is the elections bill #SB1. In cmte, they subbed it out w/the text of the House ver. (#HB3). We'll be live-tweeting the debate. #txlege
Here's the text of the House Cmte Substitute of #SB1 (nearly identical to the filed ver. of #HB3 in the first special that led to the House Dems quorum break):…
Phelan just gaveled in. We'll let y'all know when the debate on the elections bill #SB1 begins. #txlege
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The Senate elections omnibus bill #SB1 is being heard today in a House cmte. Chair @TrentAshbyTX said they'll be considering a cmte substitute where the language will be identical to the version of the elections bill (#HB3) from the previous special session. #txlege
Watch the House cmte hearing on the elections omnibus bill #SB1 live below. Chair Ashby says there are 79 witnesses registered to testify & he's giving a 40 min deadline for sponsor layout & Qs.… #txlege
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A congressional oversight panel is hearing from Texas House Democrats in DC about GOP voting legislation in the state this AM. Also testifying is one of the House Republicans, @travisfortexas. Watch live here: #txlege
Looks like some of the Republicans in the Texas congressional delegation not on the panel are sitting in on the hearing on Texas voting legislation. #txlege
Chairman @RepRaskin opens the hearing referencing the provisions that suppress the vote in different versions of TX voting legislation, incl. the one limiting Sunday voting in #SB7. He also talks about Toth's bill to audit the 2020 election in the biggest 13 counties. #txlege
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🧵Here's what to know about the bills & how they negatively affect Texas voters w/disabilities:

#SB1 would give poll watchers more authority to watch voters. Poll watchers may misconstrue cues/prompts voters w/disabilities need & think they are doing something illegal #txlege
#SB1 would ban drop boxes for mail-in ballots & would
require receipt “by an election official at the time of delivery.” The official must record the voter’s name, signature, and type of voter ID provided. #txlege #CripTheVote
#SB1 would required applications for a mail-in ballot to be signed "using ink on paper" & prohibit a "photocopied signature." There is no provision for accommodations for voters with disabilities #txlege #CripTheVote
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The attack on LGBTQ people in state legislatures is getting worse.

We are now tracking at least 174 anti-LGBTQ bills.

95 of those explicitly target trans people.

46 are anti-trans sports bills.

29 would limit health care for trans people.

Please read and share this thread.
Let’s start with the bills that have passed.

Last night, the Tennessee legislature voted to advance #HB3 #SB228, an anti-LGBTQ bill that would ban trans kids in middle and high school from playing sports.

If you live in TN, call the Governor and demand a veto: 615-741-2001
Yesterday, Arkansas’ Senate also passed #SB354, an anti-trans sports ban. It’s headed to Governor @AsaHutchinson’s desk for signature.

Call his office at 501-682-2345 and demand a veto.
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Feeling like you should have taken a prereq on Texas school finance for today's #TribFest20 session? We've got you covered.
School finance is the state's biggest expenditure. Here's a primer on Texas public education funding pre-#HB3: & here's a recap on how the 86th #txlege reformed school finance:
Recalling school finance reform challenges from the last #txlege, @DanHuberty said: We knew there was going to be some budget uncertainty. #TribFest20
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Key elements of the Senate’s current school finance proposal raise significant concerns. Tomorrow (Friday) the Senate will take up the Senate substitute of HB3.

#HB3 #txed #txlege 1/
Under Senate’s HB3, the State of Texas saves money while local districts lose dollars. 2/
Current year values make it virtually impossible to plan prudently; districts will be preparing budgets before the appraisal process is completed. 3/
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