RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A bill that would have restored the requirement for voters to show photo identification to vote just died in the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee. 

Senat bill 127, introduced by Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R), was “passed by indefinitely” which effectively kills the legislation, with a 9-6 vote along party lines on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The University of Virginia defines “passed by indefinitely” as “action to allow a committee to reconsider legislation at a later meeting.” However, if they don’t take any further action, the bill is dead.

Earlier today, the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee passed a proposed constitutional amendment from state Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), that would automatically restore voting rights to people with felony convictions once they are free.