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2009 Louisiana Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 24, 2009 LA SB 278 Governor Records Disclosed Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
June 23, 2009 LA SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 14)
June 23, 2009 LA HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Concurrence Vote Passed - House (83 - 16)
June 23, 2009 LA SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
June 22, 2009 LA Amendment # B-480 Making Records of the Governor Public Amendment Rejected - House (47 - 50)
June 22, 2009 LA Amendment # B-483 Shortening the Period Before Budget Records are Public Amendment Rejected - House (48 - 54)
June 22, 2009 LA SB 278 Governor Records Disclosed Bill Passed - House (62 - 41)
June 22, 2009 LA SB 1 Increasing Amount of Allowed Budget Cuts Bill Passed - House (71 - 28)
June 22, 2009 LA HB 877 Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 17)
June 21, 2009 LA HB 866 Publishing Legal Records Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 8)
June 18, 2009 LA HB 340 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Concurrence Vote Failed - House (53 - 26)
June 18, 2009 LA HB 531 Allowing Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
June 17, 2009 LA HB 499 Seat Belt Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 12)
June 17, 2009 LA HB 689 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Fund Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
June 16, 2009 LA HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
June 16, 2009 LA HB 495 Aiken Optional School Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
June 16, 2009 LA HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House (68 - 23)
June 15, 2009 LA HB 835 Railroad Safety Program Bill Failed - House (50 - 45)
June 15, 2009 LA HB 889 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (45 - 55)
June 15, 2009 LA HB 504 Jefferson Parish School Board Elections Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 11, 2009 LA SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 9, 2009 LA HB 866 Publishing Legal Records Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
June 9, 2009 LA HB 877 Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District Bill Passed - House (53 - 28)
June 8, 2009 LA HB 316 Property Tax Exemption Joint Resolution Failed - House (30 - 63)
June 8, 2009 LA HB 872 Graduate School Tuition Increase Bill Failed - House (51 - 33)
June 4, 2009 LA HB 687 Dentistry in Schools Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
June 4, 2009 LA HB 717 Physician Advisory Group Bill Failed - House (30 - 61)
June 3, 2009 LA HB 531 Allowing Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports Bill Passed - House (65 - 35)
June 3, 2009 LA HB 243 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions Bill Failed - House (38 - 60)
June 2, 2009 LA HB 639 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
June 2, 2009 LA HB 851 School Board Operations Bill Failed - House (46 - 51)
May 28, 2009 LA HB 834 Education Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
May 28, 2009 LA SB 296 Retirement Debt Payment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
May 28, 2009 LA SB 186 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
May 27, 2009 LA Amendment # 1874 Video Draw Poker Device Location Restriction Amendment Adopted - Senate (18 - 16)
May 27, 2009 LA Amdt B-200 Cell Phone Secondary Offense Amendment Adopted - House (56 - 40)
May 27, 2009 LA HB 689 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Fund Bill Passed - House (60 - 24)
May 27, 2009 LA HB 146 Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
May 21, 2009 LA HB 705 Equal Pay for Women Bill Failed - House (33 - 59)
May 19, 2009 LA HB 504 Jefferson Parish School Board Elections Bill Passed - House (63 - 26)
May 19, 2009 LA HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
May 19, 2009 LA HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Bill Passed - House (79 - 13)
May 15, 2009 LA HB 3 Omnibus Bond Act Bill Failed - House (62 - 24)
May 12, 2009 LA HB 60 Birth Certificates for Adoption Bill Passed - House (78 - 17)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Project Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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