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Key Votes

Conrad Appel's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Conrad Appel
Office: State Senate (LA) - District 9, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/19/2011
Next Election: 2015
Gender: Male
Family: Married, Carol Ann; Children: Conrad, Whitney
Birth Date: 1951
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 22, 2013 SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for Women Employed by the State Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
May 30, 2012 HB 61 Amends State Workers Pensions Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 8)
May 10, 2012 SB 740 Limits Cost of Living Adjustments for Pensions Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 15)
April 4, 2012 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 16)
June 19, 2011 HB 342 Requires Certain Employers to Use E-Verify Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 8)
May 25, 2011 SB 6 Teacher Retirement Bill Failed - Senate
(17 - 19)

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.

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