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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 21, 2014 HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 5)
March 10, 2014 HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges House Co-sponsor
June 2, 2013 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 12)
June 16, 2011 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Veto Override Failed - House
(58 - 44)
May 24, 2011 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House
(70 - 30)
May 20, 2010 HB 1443 Establishing Requirements for Contracts entered into by the Department of Health and Hospitals Bill Passed - House
(64 - 27)
May 13, 2010 HB 1474 Choice of Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - House
(60 - 15)
June 15, 2009 HB 889 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House
(45 - 55)
June 4, 2009 HB 687 Dentistry in Schools Bill Passed - House
(64 - 31)
June 4, 2009 HB 717 Physician Advisory Group Bill Failed - House
(30 - 61)
May 28, 2009 HB 834 Education Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists Bill Passed - House
(53 - 40)
Did Not Vote
May 19, 2009 HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House
(82 - 13)

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