Bolling Breaks Tie Passing Voter Photo ID Measure - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Bolling Breaks Tie Passing Voter Photo ID Measure

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - With a tie-breaking vote from Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Senate Republicans have passed legislation that would force voters to carry photo identification with them to the polls.
    
Republican Sen. Mark Obenshain's bill resulted in a party-line 20-20 deadlock. Bolling, who as president of the Senate votes only to break ties, cast only his third tie-breaking vote of the 2013 legislature, all of them since yesterday.
    
His first tie-breaker came Monday when he sided with Democrats to amend a related Republican bill limiting acceptable forms of voter identification. He supported an amendment delaying the bill's effective date for a year, allowing time for funding to inform voters about the change.
    
His second tie-breaker was Tuesday when he opposed a similar Democratic amendment to delay photo ID to await voter education funding.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:36 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SUMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SU students have been missing out on all the fun.More >>
  • National Park Service Turns 98

    National Park Service Turns 98

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:02:35 GMT
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
  • Flip The Switch

    Flip The Switch

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:53:51 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.