Today, for the first time in state history, the Arkansas Senate passed a voter ID bill. The bill, SB2, carried with a bipartisan vote of 23-12. I was there to catch all of the action on video since, well, the Senate doesn’t provide video or audio of their proceedings to the taxpayers.
Video 1: Senator Bryan King, lead sponsor of SB2, opens for his bill and takes questions from Senator Linda Chesterfield and Senator Joyce Elliott.
Video 2: Senator Chesterfield speaks against SB2.
And finally, in this video, Senator Bruce Maloch raises some concerns about the fiscal impact of the bill and the Senate votes on the bill: