Bill to Allow Voting With Student ID Advances

A bill allowing student identification cards issued by state higher education institutions to be used for voting unanimously passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee 8-0, and now advances to the Senate. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, does not allow library cards issued by local governments to be used for voting however. That issue has been debated in the courts for about a year, the Memphis Daily News reports.