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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 1, 2014 HB 953 Amends Implementation of Common Core Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(70 - 17)
Yea
May 29, 2014 SB 469 Amends Lawsuit Provisions Regarding Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - House
(59 - 39)
Nay
May 21, 2014 HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(88 - 5)
Nay
May 12, 2014 HB 1275 Requires Companies to Give Public Notice of Proposed Fracking Bill Failed - House
(19 - 73)
Nay
April 22, 2014 HB 1091 Prohibits Transportation of Dogs on Truck Beds on Highways Bill Passed - House
(53 - 34)
Yea
April 15, 2014 HB 12 Repeals Certain "Crimes Against Nature" Bill Failed - House
(27 - 67)
Yea
April 9, 2014 HB 72 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Weapons in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House
(79 - 19)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2014 HB 953 Amends Implementation of Common Core Standards House Sponsor
June 3, 2013 SB 153 Requires Equal Pay for Women Employed by the State Bill Passed - House
(86 - 12)
Did Not Vote
June 3, 2013 SB 188 Increases Judicial Pay Bill Passed - House
(79 - 18)
Yea
June 3, 2013 SB 5 Repeals Mandatory Retirement Age for Judges Amendment Rejected - House
(63 - 33)
Yea
June 2, 2013 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 12)
Yea
May 29, 2013 HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House
(54 - 38)
Yea
May 6, 2013 HB 45 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations for Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(77 - 20)
Did Not Vote
April 24, 2013 HB 265 Establishes Lifetime Concealed Handgun Permits Bill Passed - House
(65 - 19)
Yea
April 23, 2013 HB 5 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(67 - 25)
Nay
April 23, 2013 HB 8 Prohibits Disclosure of Concealed Firearm Permit Information Bill Passed - House
(76 - 18)
Yea
June 4, 2012 SCR 99 Funding for Public and Private Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(51 - 49)
Yea
May 30, 2012 HB 61 Amends State Workers Pensions Conference Report Adopted - House
(68 - 36)
Yea
May 24, 2012 SB 303 Limits Gun Regulations Bill Passed - House
(77 - 22)
Yea
May 17, 2012 HB 822 Authorizes the Transfer of Funds Among State Agencies Bill Passed - House
(63 - 38)
Yea
May 15, 2012 HB 380 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House
(65 - 26)
Nay
May 2, 2012 HB 695 Prohibits the Use of Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(68 - 29)
Yea
April 30, 2012 HB 1072 Tax Incentives for a Franchise of the NBA Bill Passed - House
(60 - 41)
Yea
April 5, 2012 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 43)
Yea
April 5, 2012 HB 976 Amends School Voucher Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 43)
Yea
April 4, 2012 HB 209 Reduces Voting Hours Bill Passed - House
(60 - 41)
Nay
March 27, 2012 HB 969 Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Programs Bill Passed - House
(66 - 37)
Yea
March 23, 2012 HB 974 Amends Teacher Tenure Policy Bill Passed - House
(64 - 40)
Yea
March 22, 2012 HB 976 Amends School Voucher Program Bill Passed - House
(62 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HB 543 Parole Eligibility for Nonviolent Offenders House Co-sponsor
June 23, 2011 SB 259 Establishes a Commission to Repeal Income Taxes Motion Rejected - House
(46 - 32)
Yea
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)
Nay
June 9, 2011 HB 338 Prohibits Handheld Cellular Devices While Driving Bill Failed - House
(33 - 55)
Yea
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)
Nay
May 4, 2011 HB 52 Increasing New Orleans Traffic Court Costs Bill Failed - House
(49 - 22)
Yea
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)
Yea
June 21, 2010 SB 65 Coastal Zone Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House
(70 - 17)
Nay
June 20, 2010 HB 1171 Standards for Colleges and Universities Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(74 - 23)
Yea
June 20, 2010 HB 519 Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 19)
Did Not Vote
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)
Yea

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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