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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 23, 2011 SB 259 Establishes a Commission to Repeal Income Taxes Motion Rejected - House
(46 - 32)
Did Not Vote
June 16, 2011 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Veto Override Failed - House
(58 - 44)
Yea
June 14, 2011 SB 6 Teacher Retirement Bill Passed - House
(57 - 28)
Yea
June 9, 2011 HB 338 Prohibits Handheld Cellular Devices While Driving Bill Failed - House
(33 - 55)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2011 HB 138 Parole Eligibility for Elderly Inmates Bill Passed - House
(65 - 25)
Yea
May 24, 2011 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House
(70 - 30)
Yea
May 19, 2011 HB 112 Bullying in Public Schools Bill Failed - House
(43 - 54)
Yea
May 17, 2011 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House
(67 - 26)
Did Not Vote
May 4, 2011 HB 52 Increasing New Orleans Traffic Court Costs Bill Failed - House
(49 - 22)
Did Not Vote
April 25, 2011 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax House Co-sponsor
April 13, 2011 HB 6 Congressional Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 35)
Nay
April 11, 2011 SB 1 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(71 - 28)
Nay
June 21, 2010 SB 65 Coastal Zone Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House
(70 - 17)
Yea
June 20, 2010 HB 1171 Standards for Colleges and Universities Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(74 - 23)
Nay
June 20, 2010 HB 519 Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 19)
Yea
June 20, 2010 HB 671 Evacuee Requirements for Running for Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 24)
Yea
June 18, 2010 SB 381 Establishing "Crime Against Nature by Solicitation" Bill Passed - House
(80 - 10)
Yea
June 18, 2010 SB 584 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Authority Bill Passed - House
(75 - 23)
Yea
June 17, 2010 HB 1272 Authorizing Handguns in of Places of Worship Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 26)
Nay
June 16, 2010 HB 1410 Establishing the Louisiana Interstate Rail Compact Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 33)
Did Not Vote
June 16, 2010 HB 303 Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Yea
June 9, 2010 HCR 57 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Presidential Line-Item Veto Resolution Passed - House
(77 - 12)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 59 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions Resolution Passed - House
(76 - 13)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 62 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Taxation Requirements Resolution Passed - House
(68 - 21)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 63 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Term Limits Resolution Passed - House
(56 - 29)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 64 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(52 - 32)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 65 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Debt Reduction Requirements Resolution Passed - House
(74 - 19)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 66 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Federal Budget Restrictions Resolution Passed - House
(74 - 21)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 67 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(59 - 32)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 68 Requesting Constitutional Convention for a Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution Passed - House
(69 - 21)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2010 HCR 69 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Limiting Congressional Authority Resolution Passed - House
(57 - 29)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2010 Amdt 5381 Prohibits the Closing of State Motor Vehicle Offices Amendment Adopted - House
(51 - 46)
Nay
June 2, 2010 SB 9 Classifying Text Messaging While Driving as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(69 - 22)
Yea
May 27, 2010 HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(68 - 23)
Nay
May 26, 2010 SB 38 Criminalization of Participation in Cockfighting Bill Passed - House
(73 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 24, 2010 HB 1390 Limiting Legislative Per Diem Pay Bill Failed - House
(51 - 31)
Did Not Vote
May 20, 2010 HB 1443 Establishing Requirements for Contracts entered into by the Department of Health and Hospitals Bill Passed - House
(64 - 27)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2010 HB 1478 Unpaid holidays for state employees Bill Failed - House
(23 - 68)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2010 HB 300 Authorization for the Louisiana Tax Commission to Levy and Collect Certain Fees Bill Passed - House
(63 - 27)
Did Not Vote
May 13, 2010 HB 1368 Exempts Local School Districts from Various Rules and Regulations Bill Passed - House
(68 - 20)
Nay
May 13, 2010 HB 1474 Choice of Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - House
(60 - 15)
Did Not Vote
May 13, 2010 HB 554 Prohibiting Release on Own Recognizance for Domestic Abuse Suspects Bill Passed - House
(63 - 20)
Yea
May 12, 2010 HB 1339 Increasing Driving Restrictions on Class E License Holders Bill Passed - House
(59 - 34)
Nay
May 10, 2010 HB 1033 Evaluation and Assessment Programs Bill Passed - House
(68 - 26)
Nay
May 10, 2010 HB 219 Illegal Dog Restraining Bill Failed - House
(46 - 40)
Yea
May 10, 2010 HB 942 School Board and Superintendent Contracts Bill Passed - House
(76 - 16)
Nay
May 6, 2010 HB 68 Authorizing Concealed Handguns in Places of Worship Bill Failed - House
(45 - 39)
Did Not Vote
May 6, 2010 HB 863 Prohibits Hand-Held Cell Phones while Driving Bill Failed - House
(49 - 41)
Did Not Vote
May 4, 2010 HCR 144 Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Motion Agreed - House
(60 - 32)
Nay
May 3, 2010 HCR 144 Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig House Sponsor

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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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