Senator Conrad Appel's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Conrad Appel
Current Office: State Senate - 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/06/13 HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession
Motion Rejected - Senate (24 - 11)
Yea
6/04/13 SB 188 Increases Judicial Pay
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
Nay
5/30/13 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 3)
Yea
5/22/13 SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for Women Employed by the State
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 13)
Nay
4/17/13 SB 147 Prohibits the Use of Social Media While Driving
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
Yea
6/03/12 SCR 99 Funding for Public and Private Schools
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 15)
Yea
5/31/12 SB 708 Amends Abortion Requirements
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 3)
Yea
5/30/12 HB 61 Amends State Workers Pensions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 8)
Yea
5/29/12 HB 209 Reduces Voting Hours
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
Yea
5/29/12 SB 303 Limits Gun Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
Yea
5/22/12 HB 292 School Board Member Term Limits
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
Did Not Vote
5/22/12 HB 543 Parole Eligibility for Nonviolent Offenders
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Nay
5/14/12 HB 1072 Tax Incentives for a Franchise of the NBA
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
Yea
5/10/12 SB 740 Limits Cost of Living Adjustments for Pensions
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
Yea
5/07/12 SCR 99 Funding for Public and Private Schools
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/09/12 SB 303 Limits Gun Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
Yea
4/04/12 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
Yea
4/04/12 HB 976 Amends School Voucher Program
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Yea
4/03/12 SB 708 Amends Abortion Requirements
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/02/12 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/21/11 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 12)
Yea
6/19/11 HB 342 Requires Certain Employers to Use E-Verify
Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Nay
6/02/11 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
Yea
6/01/11 SB 133 Amends the Smoke-free Air Act
Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 22)
Nay
5/31/11 SB 108 Limits Tax and Bond Elections
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
5/25/11 SB 6 Teacher Retirement
Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 19)
Yea
4/13/11 HB 6 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Yea
4/11/11 HB 1 State House Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
Yea
6/20/10 SB 381 Establishing "Crime Against Nature by Solicitation"
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
Yea
6/18/10 HB 1171 Performance Agreements for Colleges and Universities
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Yea
6/16/10 HB 1339 Increasing Driving Restrictions on Class E License Holders
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13)
Yea
6/15/10 HB 1272 Authorizing Handguns in of Places of Worship
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Yea
6/14/10 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3)
Yea
6/14/10 HB 195 Inmate Parole Modifications
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
Yea
6/14/10 HB 303 Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Yea
6/08/10 SB 432 Oil and Gas Processing Tax
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (6 - 31)
Nay
6/07/10 SB 731 Authorizing Attorney General Contingency Fee Contracts.
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
Nay
6/03/10 SB 593 Governor's Office Records
Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 24)
Nay
6/02/10 SB 1 Deposits and Transfers Regarding the Budget Stabilization Fund
Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
Nay
5/26/10 Amdt 4002 Requires Department of Education Employees Evaluation
Amendment Adopted - Senate (20 - 19)
Nay
5/26/10 HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 17)
Yea
5/25/10 SB 293 Establishes and Implements an Agency Attrition Analysis Process
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Yea
5/18/10 Amdt 3107 Advancing Effective Date of Open Primaries for US Congress Elections
Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 14)
Nay
5/18/10 SB 528 Requiring an Ultrasound for an Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
Yea
5/12/10 SB 348 Smoking in Public Places
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Yea
5/11/10 SB 407 Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
Yea
4/28/10 SB 38 Criminalization of Participation in Cockfighting
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 2)
Yea
4/21/10 SB 9 Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense
Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
Nay
4/20/10 HB 1368 Exempts Local School Districts from Various Rules and Regulations
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/20/10 HB 1410 None
None - House
Co-sponsor

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