Before Missouri legislators can enact any sort of photo ID requirement for voters, they first must get voter approval to change the state constitution.
Until the General Assembly approves a separate resolution to place the amendment before voters, any debate over specifics doesn't matter much.
In fact, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones predicts that the proposed constitutional amendment to allow photo-ID requirements for voters will likely be the only piece of photo ID legislation to pass this year.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says he hopes Missourians get another chance to vote on same-sex marriage.
The Democrat made that comment Thursday in response to a reporter's question during the annual Missouri Press Association/Associated Press Day at the Capitol. The governor said that he's in favor of repealing the 2004 constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.