The legislation would have TDCJ notify ex-felons in writing when they become eligible to vote and provide a registration card. Those interested should take a look at the fact sheet from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition describing the bill, and their committee testimony on the topic. Said TCJC's executive director Ana Correa:
Ensuring that individuals who are returning to the community are able and willing to participate in civic life can point them in the right direction: they will be able to take on the responsibilities of fully-informed citizens and become more likely to work for the greater good. They will be able to vote on policies that will help them become and stay law-abiding, productive citizens. Finally, having a stake in civic life will encourage them to avoid returning to crime (and prison), creating an incentive for responsible living.UPDATE (4/27): This bill was unanimously approved in committee and recommended for the Senate local and uncontested calendar.