Representative J. Kevin Pearson's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: J. Kevin Pearson
Current Office: State House - 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/03/13 SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for Women Employed by the State
Bill Passed - House (86 - 12)
Yea
6/03/13 SB 188 Increases Judicial Pay
Bill Passed - House (79 - 18)
Nay
6/03/13 SB 5 Repeals Mandatory Retirement Age for Judges
Amendment Rejected - House (63 - 33)
Nay
6/02/13 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts
Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 12)
Yea
5/29/13 HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession
Bill Passed - House (54 - 38)
Nay
5/06/13 HB 45 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations for Manufacturers
Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
Yea
4/24/13 HB 265 Establishes Lifetime Concealed Handgun Permits
Bill Passed - House (65 - 19)
Did Not Vote
4/23/13 HB 5 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
Bill Passed - House (67 - 25)
Yea
4/23/13 HB 8 Prohibits Disclosure of Concealed Firearm Permit Information
Bill Passed - House (76 - 18)
Yea
2/21/13 HB 45 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations for Manufacturers
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/05/13 HB 8 Prohibits Disclosure of Concealed Firearm Permit Information
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/04/12 SCR 99 Funding for Public and Private Schools
Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 49)
Yea
5/30/12 HB 61 Amends State Workers Pensions
Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 36)
Yea
5/24/12 SB 303 Limits Gun Regulations
Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Yea
5/17/12 HB 822 Authorizes the Transfer of Funds Among State Agencies
Bill Passed - House (63 - 38)
Did Not Vote
5/15/12 HB 380 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (65 - 26)
Yea
5/02/12 HB 695 Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving
Bill Passed - House (68 - 29)
Nay
4/30/12 HB 1072 Tax Incentives for a Franchise of the NBA
Bill Passed - House (60 - 41)
Yea
4/05/12 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 43)
Yea
4/05/12 HB 976 Amends School Voucher Program
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 43)
Yea
4/04/12 HB 209 Reduces Voting Hours
Bill Passed - House (60 - 41)
Yea
4/03/12 SB 708 Amends Abortion Requirements
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/27/12 HB 969 Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Programs
Bill Passed - House (66 - 37)
Yea
3/23/12 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy
Bill Passed - House (64 - 40)
Yea
3/22/12 HB 976 Amends School Voucher Program
Bill Passed - House (62 - 43)
Yea
1/27/12 HB 61 Amends State Workers Pensions
None - House
Sponsor
6/23/11 SB 259 Establishes a Commission to Repeal Income Taxes
Motion Rejected - House (46 - 32)
Yea
6/16/11 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax
Veto Override Failed - House (58 - 44)
Nay
6/14/11 SB 6 Teacher Retirement
Bill Passed - House (57 - 28)
Yea
6/09/11 HB 338 Prohibits Handheld Cellular Devices While Driving
Bill Failed - House (33 - 55)
Nay
6/07/11 HB 138 Parole Eligibility for Elderly Inmates
Bill Passed - House (65 - 25)
Nay
5/24/11 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax
Bill Passed - House (70 - 30)
Nay
5/19/11 HB 112 Bullying in Public Schools
Bill Failed - House (43 - 54)
Nay
5/17/11 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (67 - 26)
Yea
5/04/11 HB 52 Increasing New Orleans Traffic Court Costs
Bill Failed - House (49 - 22)
Nay
4/13/11 HB 6 Congressional Redistricting
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (64 - 35)
Yea
4/11/11 SB 1 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (71 - 28)
Yea
3/02/11 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/21/10 SB 65 Coastal Zone Expansion
Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 17)
Did Not Vote
6/20/10 HB 1171 Standards for Colleges and Universities
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (74 - 23)
Yea
6/20/10 HB 519 Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 19)
Yea
6/20/10 HB 671 Evacuee Requirements for Running for Office
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 24)
Nay
6/18/10 SB 381 Establishing "Crime Against Nature by Solicitation"
Bill Passed - House (80 - 10)
Yea
6/18/10 SB 584 Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Authority
Bill Passed - House (75 - 23)
Yea
6/17/10 HB 1272 Authorizing Handguns in of Places of Worship
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 26)
Yea
6/16/10 HB 1410 Establishing the Louisiana Interstate Rail Compact
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 33)
Did Not Vote
6/16/10 HB 303 Authorizing Home School Student Athletic Participation
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (82 - 13)
Yea
6/09/10 HCR 57 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Presidential Line-Item Veto
Resolution Passed - House (77 - 12)
Did Not Vote
6/09/10 HCR 59 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Legislation Restrictions
Resolution Passed - House (76 - 13)
Did Not Vote
6/09/10 HCR 62 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Taxation Requirements
Resolution Passed - House (68 - 21)
Did Not Vote

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