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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Oct. 21, 2020 LA HB 29 Establishes Severance Tax Exemption for Oil Wells Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 17)
May 22, 2020 LA HB 506 Reduces Severance Tax Rate for Oil Bill Passed - House (72 - 25)
May 20, 2020 LA SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
June 7, 2017 LA HB 598 Increases Gas Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 38)
May 30, 2014 LA SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 29, 2014 LA SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
May 12, 2014 LA HB 1275 Requires Companies to Give Public Notice of Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - House (19 - 73)
June 8, 2010 LA SB 432 Oil and Gas Processing Tax Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (6 - 31)
June 14, 2006 LA Amendment #B-635 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (67 - 28)
May 30, 2006 LA HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 34)
May 9, 2006 LA SB 655 Remediation for Oil and Gas Sites Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
May 2, 2006 LA HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/21 HB 29 Establishes Severance Tax Exemption for Oil Wells Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 17)
5/22 HB 506 Reduces Severance Tax Rate for Oil Bill Passed - House (72 - 25)
5/20 SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
6/07 HB 598 Increases Gas Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 38)
5/30 SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
5/29 SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 39)
5/12 HB 1275 Requires Companies to Give Public Notice of Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - House (19 - 73)
6/08 SB 432 Oil and Gas Processing Tax Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (6 - 31)
6/14 Amendment #B-635 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (67 - 28)
5/30 HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (53 - 34)
5/09 SB 655 Remediation for Oil and Gas Sites Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
5/02 HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)

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