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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Oct. 22, 2020 LA HB 43 Establishes Guidelines for Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
June 1, 2020 LA HB 826 Establishes Legal Immunity for COVID-19 Claims to Businesses and Government Agencies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 0)
May 31, 2020 LA SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 31, 2020 LA SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 29, 2020 LA HB 317 Authorizes Autism Symbol on Driver's Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
May 27, 2020 LA HB 819 Expands Access to Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
May 20, 2020 LA SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
June 4, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
June 3, 2019 LA SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Bill Passed - House (62 - 29)
May 1, 2018 LA SB 325 Authorizes Department of Health to Close Clinics that Falsify Records Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
May 16, 2017 LA SB 111 Requires Identification from Parents for Minors to Obtain an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
May 26, 2016 LA HB 67 Prohibits Minors from Possessing Alcohol on Private Property Bill Failed - House (48 - 37)
April 18, 2016 LA SB 29 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 21, 2014 LA HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 5)
May 14, 2014 LA HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
April 9, 2014 LA HB 72 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Weapons in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House (79 - 19)
June 2, 2013 LA SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 12)
May 30, 2013 LA SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 3)
May 15, 2012 LA HB 380 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (65 - 26)
June 21, 2011 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 12)
June 16, 2011 LA HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Veto Override Failed - House (58 - 44)
June 2, 2011 LA HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
June 1, 2011 LA SB 133 Amends the Smoke-free Air Act Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 22)
May 24, 2011 LA HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House (70 - 30)
May 17, 2011 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (67 - 26)
June 21, 2010 LA SB 65 Coastal Zone Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 17)
June 14, 2010 LA HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3)
May 20, 2010 LA HB 1443 Establishing Requirements for Contracts entered into by the Department of Health and Hospitals Bill Passed - House (64 - 27)
May 18, 2010 LA SB 528 Requiring an Ultrasound for an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
May 13, 2010 LA HB 1474 Choice of Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - House (60 - 15)
May 12, 2010 LA SB 348 Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 4, 2010 LA HCR 144 Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Motion Agreed - House (60 - 32)
April 28, 2010 LA HB 617 Expanding Drug Testing Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
April 22, 2010 LA Amdt 88 Health Risk Exemption from Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (17 - 67)
April 22, 2010 LA Amdt 89 Rape and Incest Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (21 - 65)
April 22, 2010 LA Amdt 87A Non-Viability Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (19 - 66)
April 22, 2010 LA HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 13)
June 16, 2009 LA HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House (68 - 23)
June 15, 2009 LA HB 889 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (45 - 55)
June 4, 2009 LA HB 717 Physician Advisory Group Bill Failed - House (30 - 61)
June 4, 2009 LA HB 687 Dentistry in Schools Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
May 28, 2009 LA HB 834 Education Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
May 28, 2009 LA SB 186 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
May 19, 2009 LA HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
June 11, 2008 LA SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 15)
April 15, 2008 LA SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
April 15, 2008 LA HB 370 Banning Public Funds for Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (90 - 9)
June 19, 2007 LA HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
May 7, 2007 LA HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
June 18, 2006 LA HCR 127 Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 32)
June 15, 2006 LA SB 742 Smoking Ban Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 33)
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 4, 2006 LA HB 1010 Smoking in Motor Vehicles Ban Bill Passed - House (67 - 31)
May 2, 2006 LA HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/22 HB 43 Establishes Guidelines for Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
6/01 HB 826 Establishes Legal Immunity for COVID-19 Claims to Businesses and Government Agencies Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 0)
5/31 SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/31 SB 508 Limits Liability of Restaurants During the COVID-19 Epidemic Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/29 HB 317 Authorizes Autism Symbol on Driver's Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 0)
5/27 HB 819 Expands Access to Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
5/20 SB 440 Limits Environmental Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
6/04 SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
6/03 SB 152 Establishes Definitions for Meat and Beef Bill Passed - House (62 - 29)
5/01 SB 325 Authorizes Department of Health to Close Clinics that Falsify Records Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
5/16 SB 111 Requires Identification from Parents for Minors to Obtain an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
5/26 HB 67 Prohibits Minors from Possessing Alcohol on Private Property Bill Failed - House (48 - 37)
4/18 SB 29 Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/21 HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 5)
5/14 HB 388 Requires Abortion Providers to Have Hospital Admitting Privileges Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3)
4/09 HB 72 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Weapons in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol Bill Passed - House (79 - 19)
6/02 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - House (85 - 12)
5/30 SB 162 Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 3)
5/15 HB 380 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (65 - 26)
6/21 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 12)
6/16 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Veto Override Failed - House (58 - 44)
6/02 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8)
6/01 SB 133 Amends the Smoke-free Air Act Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 22)
5/24 HB 591 Permanent Cigarette Tax Bill Passed - House (70 - 30)
5/17 HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (67 - 26)
6/21 SB 65 Coastal Zone Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 17)
6/14 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 3)
5/20 HB 1443 Establishing Requirements for Contracts entered into by the Department of Health and Hospitals Bill Passed - House (64 - 27)
5/18 SB 528 Requiring an Ultrasound for an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
5/13 HB 1474 Choice of Health Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - House (60 - 15)
5/12 SB 348 Smoking in Public Places Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/04 HCR 144 Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Motion Agreed - House (60 - 32)
4/28 HB 617 Expanding Drug Testing Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (61 - 27)
4/22 Amdt 88 Health Risk Exemption from Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (17 - 67)
4/22 Amdt 89 Rape and Incest Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (21 - 65)
4/22 Amdt 87A Non-Viability Exemption From Prohibition on Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortion Amendment Rejected - House (19 - 66)
4/22 HB 1247 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Elective Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 13)
6/16 HB 11 Designating Driver's Licenses for Drug Dealers Bill Failed - House (68 - 23)
6/15 HB 889 Tobacco Tax Increase Bill Failed - House (45 - 55)
6/04 HB 717 Physician Advisory Group Bill Failed - House (30 - 61)
6/04 HB 687 Dentistry in Schools Bill Passed - House (64 - 31)
5/28 HB 834 Education Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
5/28 SB 186 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
5/19 HB 517 Health Care Protection Bill Passed - House (82 - 13)
6/11 SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (69 - 15)
4/15 SB 144 Castration of Sex Offenders Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
4/15 HB 370 Banning Public Funds for Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (90 - 9)
6/19 HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
5/07 HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 16)
6/18 HCR 127 Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 32)
6/15 SB 742 Smoking Ban Bill Bill Passed - House (58 - 33)
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)
5/04 HB 1010 Smoking in Motor Vehicles Ban Bill Passed - House (67 - 31)
5/02 HB 685 Minimum Ethanol and Bio-Diesel Standards Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)

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