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House Approves Voter ID Law Changes

The Texas House of Representatives approved changes to Texas' voter ID law, moving it another step closer to the governor's desk.

Senate Bill 5 would relax some requirements in Texas' current voter ID law. Senate Bill 5 would add options for voters who say that they cannot reasonable obtain one of the seven forms of identification currently required under the voter ID law.

The move comes following the U.S. 5th Circuit Court's decision in 2016 that lawmakers discriminated against minority voters by enacting the law in 2011.

The House passed the bill 95-54. Local representatives Four Price and John Smithee both voted in favor of the changes.

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