House gives preliminary approval of Voter ID Bill.
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House gives preliminary approval of Voter ID Bill.

Date: February 7, 2012
By: Mary McGuire
State Capitol Bureau
Links: Roll Call vote, HB1104

 

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The House of Representatives preliminarily approves Voter ID Bill.
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Wrap: A House Bill that would require photo identification for Missouri residents to vote has been preliminarily approved in a straight party line vote.

The decision came after a 104 to 54 vote. 

Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller of Greene County sponsored the bill and called the legislation a way to ensure that every ballot that is counted is fair and accurate.

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Description: "We can do all we can to make sure that those who would try to tip the outcome through fraudulent votes cast aren't going to be able to do that."

Democratic Representative Karla May of Saint Louis County questioned Schoeller about the cost to implement the bill.

Actuality:  MAY1.WAV
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Description: "A bill that would cost the State over 2 million dollars, is that fiscally conservative gentleman?"

  Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

Intro: 
Representative Schoeller's Voter ID bill was given preliminary approval Tuesday.
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Wrap: A 104 to 54 straight party line vote has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require residents to have a photo ID in order to vote in the state Missouri.

Representatives opposing the legislation expressed concern about the bill's negative effects on the elderly and Blacks.

Speaker Pro Tem Shane Scholler of Greene County sponsored the legislation that he says would eliminate voter fraud.

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Description: "We know there is obviously an attempt to be able to impose voter fraud on our elections in Missouri so this is just one more, I think, common sense measure."

Scholler also called the bill a common sense measure.

Last year a similar bill passed the House, but was vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon.

 Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

Intro: 
After a veto by Governor Jay Nixon last year, preliminary approval was given to a House Voter ID Bill Tuesday. 
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The House has preliminarily approved a bill that would require Missouri voters to provide photo identification.

The decision came in a 104 to 54 vote. Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller of Greene calls the bill a common sense measure to deter fradulent voters.

Democratic Representative Karla May of Saint Louis County questioned Schoeller about the cost of the bill.

 

Actuality:  MAY2.WAV
Run Time:  00:07
Description: "You think that we should spend over 2 million dollars to supress the vote of the people?"

The legislation will be up for final approval in the coming weeks.
 
Reporting live from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

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