BTC UPDATE: 6:14 PM — A tax based on newly proposed license requirements has been approved, an insider source disclosed. Newly added taxes have precipitated a late veto from Governor Perry in the past.
A 2nd Texas special session is being discussed around the capitol aimed at Governor Perry’s unfinished business and the viscerally contested nature of SB 1’s requirement for citizenship at Texas MVD windows. It was also said that the intent to move identity demands forward on the part of Tommy Williams went beyond the norm.
A conferencing process to update or reconcile bills passing both chambers typically is the last administrative agreement on a legislation before moving a bill to the Governor’s desk. Williams was said to have plans to add citizenship requirements amendments post-conference; which was a process the source had doubts about based on legislative rules.
Other items discussed were a merger of motor voter rolls with database requirements.