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Key Votes

Kevin Pearson's Voting Records on Issue: Transportation

Full Name: J. Kevin Pearson
Office: State House (LA) - District 76, Republican
First Elected: 11/17/2007
Last Elected: 11/19/2011
Next Election: 2015
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 2 Children: Adam, Rebecca
Birth Date: 1959

Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 22, 2014 HB 1091 Prohibits Transportation of Dogs on Truck Beds on Highways Bill Passed - House
(53 - 34)
Yea
May 2, 2012 HB 695 Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(68 - 29)
Nay
June 9, 2011 HB 338 Prohibits Handheld Cellular Devices While Driving Bill Failed - House
(33 - 55)
Nay
May 4, 2011 HB 52 Increasing New Orleans Traffic Court Costs Bill Failed - House
(49 - 22)
Nay
June 16, 2010 HB 1410 Establishing the Louisiana Interstate Rail Compact Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 33)
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 12, 2010 HB 1339 Increasing Driving Restrictions on Class E License Holders Bill Passed - House
(59 - 34)
Yea
May 6, 2010 HB 863 Prohibits Hand-Held Cell Phones while Driving Bill Failed - House
(49 - 41)
Nay
March 29, 2010 SB 407 Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses Senate Co-sponsor
June 17, 2009 HB 499 Seat Belt Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 12)
Yea
June 15, 2009 HB 835 Railroad Safety Program Bill Failed - House
(50 - 45)
Nay
June 2, 2009 HB 639 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Yea
May 27, 2009 Amdt B-200 Cell Phone Secondary Offense Amendment Adopted - House
(56 - 40)
Yea
May 27, 2009 HB 146 Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(57 - 41)
Nay
June 19, 2008 SB 137 Young Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(70 - 19)
Yea
May 19, 2008 HB 1312 Drivers Insurance Increase Bill Passed - House
(57 - 35)
Yea
May 13, 2008 HB 1358 Transporting Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(70 - 17)
Yea
April 21, 2008 HB 852 Banning Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(55 - 43)
Nay

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