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Louisiana Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 6, 2013 HB 45 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations for Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(77 - 20)
April 23, 2013 HB 5 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House
(67 - 25)
June 7, 2011 HB 138 Parole Eligibility for Elderly Inmates Bill Passed - House
(65 - 25)
May 4, 2011 HB 52 Increasing New Orleans Traffic Court Costs Bill Failed - House
(49 - 22)
Did Not Vote
June 18, 2010 SB 381 Establishing "Crime Against Nature by Solicitation" Bill Passed - House
(80 - 10)
May 26, 2010 SB 38 Criminalization of Participation in Cockfighting Bill Passed - House
(73 - 13)
May 13, 2010 HB 554 Prohibiting Release on Own Recognizance for Domestic Abuse Suspects Bill Passed - House
(63 - 20)
April 19, 2010 HB 224 Withholding Pension Benefits from Incarcerated Public Employees Bill Failed - House
(42 - 56)
June 16, 2009 HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House
(68 - 23)
June 11, 2008 SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House
(69 - 15)
May 13, 2008 HB 1357 Harboring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(77 - 18)
May 13, 2008 HB 1358 Transporting Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(70 - 17)
May 13, 2008 HB 25 Verification of Citizenship or Immigration Status Bill Passed - House
(83 - 11)
June 5, 2007 HB 313 Extended Period for Indictments Bill Passed - House
(79 - 25)
May 31, 2006 SB 33 Prohibits Abortion Except When Necessary to Save the Life or Health of the Woman Bill Passed - House
(85 - 17)
May 18, 2006 HB 1142 Parole Eligibility Bill Failed - House
(37 - 48)
Did Not Vote
April 3, 2006 HB 26 Expanding the Definition of Resisting an Officer Bill Passed - House
(58 - 36)

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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