Key Votes

HB 591 - Permanent Cigarette Tax - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

Joe Harrison voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joe Harrison made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (58-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Permanent Cigarette Tax

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that makes permanent a tax of four-twentieths of 1 cent per cigarette, whereas existing law requires the tax to expire on June 30, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires revenue from the tax to be deposited into the state general fund to be used exclusively for health care expenditures that are eligible for federal financial participation (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Permanent Cigarette Tax

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Permanent Cigarette Tax

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes permanent a tax of four-twentieths of 1 cent per cigarette, whereas existing law requires the tax to expire on June 30, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires revenue from the tax to be deposited into the state general fund to be used exclusively for health care expenditures that are eligible for federal financial participation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (70-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Permanent Cigarette Tax

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes permanent a tax of four-twentieths of 1 cent per cigarette, whereas existing law requires the tax to expire on June 30, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires revenue from the tax to be deposited into the state general fund to be used exclusively for health care expenditures that are eligible for federal financial participation (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Permanent Cigarette Tax

Sponsors

  • Harold L. Ritchie (LA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Jeffery J. 'Jeff' Arnold (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton M. Aubert (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Austin J. Badon Jr. (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bobby G. Badon (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley T. Bishop (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared C. Brossett (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Allen Burrell (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert B. Dixon (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hollis Downs (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Bel Edwards (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rickey Hardy (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Heitmeier (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Reed S. Henderson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Walker Hines (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dalton Honoré (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael L. Jackson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rosalind D. Jones (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Juan A. LaFonta (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Gaudent St Germain (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charmaine L. Marchand Stiaes (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Durham Wooton (LA - I) (Out Of Office)