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Florida close to allowing concealed weapons permits for voting



Florida’s 1.4 million concealed weapons permit holders are closer to being able to use their identification cards to vote.

The Florida Senate voted 36-0 this morning to allow concealed weapons permit cards and veteran health cards as part of a list of acceptable forms of ID to be able to vote.

Besides a state-issued driver’s licenses, voters currently can show a list of other photo IDs including U.S. passports, military ID cards, neighborhood association cards, retirement center IDs and public assistance ID cards.

The bill, (SB 666) is sponsored by Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity.

A nearly identical bill has already passed three committees in the House and is headed to the floor for a final vote.


[Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:02pm]


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