This November, Minnesota voters will decide whether photo IDs are required when they go to the polls.
The Senate, by a 35-29 vote, passed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that will send the question to the ballot as a proposed constitutional amendment. The House passed the same bill early Wednesday. Because it is a proposed constitutional amendment, Gov. Mark Dayton will not get a chance to approve—or veto—the bill.
The issue has divided the Legislature on party lines, with Republican supporters saying it would add integrity to Minnesota's election system, while Democratic opponents say the measure is unnecessary and could disenfranchise some voters.
Richfield's legislators were critical of the Republican backed bill from the start, with (DFL) saying the GOP has been unable to get passed constitutional amendments. Thissen has been adamant about demanding more time be spent on jobs bills.
You can watch replay of today's Senate vote, courtesy of The UpTake, by clicking "play" on the video above.