The Senate has fast-tracked its own version of a voting transparency bill. The changes to require roll-call voting may be discussed as early as Wednesday.The issue has gotten much attention because of Rep. Nikki Haley’s bill attempting similar changes. It has passed the House and now sits in Senate subcommittee. The problem with that bill, say Senate leaders, is that the House cannot constitutionally set Senate rules.
The Senate’s new measure is actually more binding and is now on its way to floor debate.
(Pickens Senator Larry Martin chairs the rules committee and co-authored this bill MP3)
Pickens Senator Larry Martin chairs the rules committee and co-authored this bill