The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives are apparently separated on the matter of whether or not college and university identification cards are appropriate for use in voting. The Senate has passed a measure that would allow for them to be used, over the rather strenuous objections of Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville), but the House Local Government Committee adopted an amendment yesterday to House Bill 229 which would prohibit the use of college or university ID cards for voting purposes, as well as prohibit the use of library cards for voting purposes.
House Bill 229 is sponsored by Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mount Juliet) in the House. Its companion legislation in the Senate is sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murphreesboro). The adding of the amendment on college identification to House Bill 229 may scuttle the bill or make its passage a moot point