Immigration tops agenda on first day to file bills
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cracking down on illegal immigrants will be
a top priority for many Texas lawmakers.
That's judging from the slew of bills that were filed Monday,
the first day for lawmakers to file proposed legislation to be
considered during the upcoming legislative session.
One House Republican says she spent two nights camping out on
the House floor so she could be the first to file her bills when
the office opened.
Rep. Debbie Riddle successfully filed the first House bill, a
proposal that would require voters to provide proof of eligibility
with either one form of photo identification or two other forms of
More than 300 bills had been filed by midday.
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