Missouri Senate Elections Committee Chairman Kevin Engler says that with only 3 weeks left in the legislative session, it is doubtful that the so-called “birther bill” will be debated by the Senate even though it was passed by a Senate committee. Senator Robin Wright-Jones called the bill “a ridiculous piece of legislation,” reports St. Louis station KMOX.
The proposal, HB 1046, requires political parties to provide identity and birth documents and defines a “natural born citizen” as:
… having been declared a national and citizen of the United States at birth or having been declared a national and United States citizen under federal law as it existed at the time of the nominee’s birth.
I wrote about this bill previously.