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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2006 HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate
(16 - 18)
Nay
June 16, 2006 HB 194 Minimum Wage for State Employees Bill Failed - Senate
(14 - 19)
Nay
June 1, 2006 SB 106 Labor Unions Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(8 - 26)
Nay
June 1, 2006 SB 753 Hiring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Nay
May 31, 2006 SB 700 Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 18)
Nay
May 23, 2006 SB 347 Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Government Bill Failed - Senate
(10 - 24)
Nay
May 23, 2006 SB 652 Cockfighting Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 4)
Yea
May 9, 2006 SB 655 Remediation for Oil and Gas Sites Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 10)
Yea
May 1, 2006 SB 693 Insurance Rate Increases Approval Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 15)
Yea
April 27, 2006 SB 742 Louisiana Smokefree Air Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 26, 2006 Amdt 1923 Exceptions to Abortion Ban in Cases of Rape or Incest Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(17 - 20)
Yea
April 26, 2006 SB 33 Prohibits Abortion Except When Necessary to Save the Life of the Woman Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 7)
Nay
March 17, 2006 SB 382 Gift Ban on Cultural and Sporting Events for Elected Officials Senate Sponsor
Feb. 15, 2006 SB 49 Louisiana Housing and Land Trust Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2006 HB 12 Elections; Voting; State of Emergency Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay

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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