Mo. Senate panel advances voter photo ID bill

Monday, May 12, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Senate Republicans push forward with a proposed constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voting.

Monday's vote by the Senate elections committee sends the measure to the full chamber for debate before Friday's end of the legislative session.

Democrats on the committee opposed the bill.

So did all of the people testifying during Monday's hearing. Some called it a solution looking for a problem -- noting there have been no instances of Missouri voters impersonating other people.

Among those testifying against the measure was Kathleen Weinschenk. The disabled Columbia resident successfully sued after a similar 2006 law was enacted.

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