As of May 21, Ballotpedia has tracked 173 election-related bills in the Texas House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the 173, Ballotpedia tracked one from May 15-21. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is below:
- TX HB21: Relating to the Texas Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission, Rep. James Talarico (D).
- As introduced, this bill establishes the Texas Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission for redistricting of U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, and State Board of Education districts and outlines membership, meeting rules, organization, powers, duties, deadlines, notifications, and reporting requirements.
During the week of May 15-21, Ballotpedia tracked 31 House election-related bills nationally. As of May 21, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,399 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 173, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Massachusetts and Ohio with one.
As of May 21, Ballotpedia has tracked 633 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 602 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 164 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.
The Texas House is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 10 to May 29 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked zero House bills related to election administration. Texas is a Republican trifecta.