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N.C. Senate Delaying Voter ID Bill For Another Week

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Supporters of the Voting Rights Act listen to speakers discussing the Supreme Court's rulings outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which aimed at protecting minority voters, is unconstitutional. The high court convened again today to rule on some high profile decisions including two on gay marriage and one on voting rights. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supporters of the Voting Rights Act listen to speakers discussing the Supreme Court’s rulings outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which aimed at protecting minority voters, is unconstitutional. The high court convened again today to rule on some high profile decisions including two on gay marriage and one on voting rights. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Senate is putting on hold for another week debating legislation that would require photo identification to vote in person in North Carolina.

Rules committee Chairman Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville said previously a voter ID bill and legislation with broader election changes would be unveiled this week.

Apodaca said Monday that won’t happen until next week because Republicans are still working on the legislation. He declined to provide details.

The House approved a voter ID bill in April and sent it to the Senate, where leaders had been waiting for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act. Last week’s high court ruling essentially means the state doesn’t have to receive advance approval by U.S. Justice Department attorneys or a federal court for the bill to be enacted.

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