AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the final passage of Senate Bill 1, the Election Integrity Bill, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola:
“I am extremely proud that the Texas Senate sent Senate Bill 1 to Gov. Abbott’s desk today. This bill is very similar to Senate Bill 7 which we first passed in April during the 87th Regular Session. It is about ensuring that all Texans trust the outcome of every election in Texas. We’ve succeeded in our goal: to make voting in Texas easier while making it more difficult to cheat.
“I want to thank Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, for working with the Senate on this important legislation.
“I especially want to salute all Senate Republicans and especially Sen. Hughes, who passed this bill on multiple occasions, for their long hours and diligent work to pass this bill for the final time.”