Key Votes

2010 Louisiana Key Votes

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6/20 LA HB 1171 Standards for Colleges and Universities Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 23) 6/18 LA SB 584 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Authority Bill Passed - House (75 - 23) 6/18 LA HB 1171 Performance Agreements for Colleges and Universities Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13) 6/09 LA HCR 69 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House (57 - 29) 6/09 LA HCR 65 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Debt Reduction Requirements Resolution Passed - House (74 - 19) 6/09 LA HCR 62 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Taxation Requirements Resolution Passed - House (68 - 21) 6/09 LA HCR 57 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Presidential Line-Item Veto Resolution Passed - House (77 - 12) 6/09 LA HCR 68 Requesting Constitutional Convention for a Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution Passed - House (69 - 21) 6/09 LA HCR 66 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Federal Budget Restrictions Resolution Passed - House (74 - 21) 6/08 LA SB 432 Oil and Gas Processing Tax Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (6 - 31) 6/07 LA Amdt 5381 Prohibits the Closing of State Motor Vehicle Offices Amendment Adopted - House (51 - 46) 6/02 LA SB 1 Deposits and Transfers Regarding the Budget Stabilization Fund Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7) 5/25 LA SB 293 Establishes and Implements an Agency Attrition Analysis Process Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 5/17 LA HB 300 Authorization for the Louisiana Tax Commission to Levy and Collect Certain Fees Bill Passed - House (63 - 27) 5/17 LA HB 1478 Unpaid holidays for state employees Bill Failed - House (23 - 68) 5/11 LA SB 407 Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)

About the Selection and Descriptions 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. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). 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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.