For the second year in a row, the S.C. House unanimously has passed Gov. Nikki Haley's signature piece of legislation, a roll-call voting bill that would require lawmakers to record their votes on:
-- Each section of the state budget
-- The second, and most important, vote taken on all bills and resolutions as well as any conference reports. (Such legislation normally requires three votes.)
-- Any bill amended by either the House or state Senate
While all 104 House members present Thursday voted in favor, House Minority Leader Harry Ott, D-Calhoun, said the proposal would cost taxpayers' money.
Each time the House records how its members vote, it costs $30 to $35 in printing costs, according to the bill's financial impact statement.
The Senate has put a similar bill at the top of its agenda as well.