(WMC-TV) - House bill 2373 intended to make college identification a valid form of voter ID, but it died Wednesday.
The local government subcommittee originally sent the bill for further study and tried to move on, but a group of college students showed up to support bill and broke out in song. They were organized to leave chamber.
The chair called a five minute recess that only lasted one. Though not all subcommittee members had returned, there was a quorum. Within 36 seconds, the original decision to send the bill for study was rescinded and then the bill killed.
"We can't allow whether I'm the chair or you're the chair for any group to come in here and conduct themselves in that manner," said Rep. Joe Carr
Memphis democrats are not pleased.
"I was expecting a five minute recess. I had to go to the restroom. And I would've have liked to have been part of that discussion. In regards to the re-consideration," said Antiono
Action News 5 have not been able to reach it's sponsor, Memphis Democrat G.A. Hardaway, for his reaction.
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