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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2012 HB 209 Reduces Voting Hours Bill Passed - House
(60 - 41)
Nay
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)
Nay
June 20, 2010 HB 671 Evacuee Requirements for Running for Office Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 24)
Yea
June 9, 2010 HCR 63 Requesting Constitutional Convention for Congressional Term Limits Resolution Passed - House
(56 - 29)
Nay
April 14, 2010 HB 292 Open Primaries for Congressional Elections Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Nay
June 3, 2009 HB 243 Disclosure of Campaign Contributions Bill Failed - House
(38 - 60)
Yea
May 19, 2009 HB 504 Jefferson Parish School Board Elections Bill Passed - House
(63 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2008 SB 3 Restrictions on Gifts to Elected Officials Bill Passed - House
(95 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 HB 64 Campaign Disclosures Bill Passed - House
(65 - 35)
Yea
June 16, 2006 SB 382 Gift Ban on Cultural and Sporting Events for Elected Officials Motion Agreed - House
(49 - 43)
Did Not Vote
May 4, 2006 HB 669 Special Tax Election Requirements Bill Failed - House
(51 - 51)
Nay
April 10, 2006 HB 850 Campaign Contributions Bill Passed - House
(63 - 31)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 15, 2006 HB 12 Elections; Voting; State of Emergency Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(66 - 32)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2006 SB 22 State of Emergency Voting Reform Bill Passed - House
(72 - 29)
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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