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Senate To Press For Allowing Student IDs To Vote

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow student IDs to vote said he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the House version approved Monday would not allow the practice.

A House committee last week removed photo IDs issued by public colleges and universities from the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Susan Lynn, who said she agreed with the change.

The House approved the bill on a 65-30 vote on Monday evening.

But Republican Senator Bill Ketron in a statement noted that the upper chamber overwhelmingly rejected efforts to take student IDs out of the bill when it passed 21-8 earlier this month.

Ketron said he would take the bill to conference committee if needed.

The measure also eliminates library cards as valid voter ID.

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