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Key Votes

2009 Louisiana Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 18, 2009 LA HB 340 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Concurrence Vote Failed - House (53 - 26)
June 17, 2009 LA HB 499 Seat Belt Law Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 12)
June 16, 2009 LA HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House (68 - 23)
June 2, 2009 LA HB 639 Motorcycle Helmets Bill Passed - House (64 - 33)
May 28, 2009 LA SB 186 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
May 27, 2009 LA Amdt B-200 Cell Phone Secondary Offense Amendment Adopted - House (56 - 40)
May 27, 2009 LA HB 146 Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
May 19, 2009 LA HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
May 12, 2009 LA HB 60 Birth Certificates for Adoption Bill Passed - House (78 - 17)

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