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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2010 SB 528 Requiring an Ultrasound for an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 4)
Yea
May 12, 2010 SB 348 Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
May 11, 2010 SB 407 Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 7)
Yea
April 28, 2010 SB 38 Criminalization of Participation in Cockfighting Bill Passed - Senate
(36 - 2)
Yea
April 21, 2010 SB 9 Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
Nay
April 20, 2010 HB 1368 Exempts Local School Districts from Various Rules and Regulations House Co-sponsor
April 20, 2010 HB 1410 None House Co-sponsor
April 20, 2010 SB 368 Notification Requirements for Iguana Sales Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 14)
Yea
March 31, 2010 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions House Co-sponsor
March 29, 2010 HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs House Co-sponsor
March 19, 2010 HB 1171 Standards for Colleges and Universities House Co-sponsor
March 11, 2010 HB 303 Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation House Co-sponsor
June 24, 2009 SB 278 Governor Records Disclosed Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(28 - 8)
Nay
June 23, 2009 SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(22 - 14)
Yea
June 22, 2009 HB 877 Bluebonnet-Perkins Conference Hotel Taxing District Bill Failed - Senate
(15 - 17)
Nay
June 21, 2009 HB 866 Publishing Legal Records Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 8)
Yea
June 18, 2009 HB 531 Allowing Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
Yea
June 17, 2009 HB 689 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Fund Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 6)
Nay
June 16, 2009 HB 782 Wireless Phone Card Fees Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 6)
Yea
June 15, 2009 HB 504 Jefferson Parish School Board Elections Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 13)
Yea
June 11, 2009 SB 136 Allowing Alcohol and Live Entertainment in Restaurants Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 12)
Yea
May 28, 2009 SB 186 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 10)
Yea
May 28, 2009 SB 296 Retirement Debt Payment Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 10)
Yea
May 27, 2009 Amendment # 1874 Video Draw Poker Device Location Restriction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(18 - 16)
Nay
May 5, 2009 HB 866 Publishing Legal Records House Co-sponsor
April 17, 2009 SB 278 Governor Records Disclosed Senate Co-sponsor
April 15, 2009 HB 504 Jefferson Parish School Board Elections House Co-sponsor
April 13, 2009 HB 340 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor

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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