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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:

  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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
July 21, 2021 LA SB 156 Prohibits Transgender Athletes from Participating Against Sports Teams that do Not Match Their Birth Sex Veto Override Failed - House (68 - 30)
July 20, 2021 LA SB 224 Increases Requirements for Absentee Voting by Mail Veto Override Failed - Senate (24 - 12)
July 20, 2021 LA SB 118 Amends Laws Related to Concealed Carrying of Firearms Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
July 20, 2021 LA SB 203 Exempts Groundwater District Commissioners from Provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics Veto Override Failed - Senate (25 - 12)
July 20, 2021 LA SB 220 Establishes Rules for Legislative Auditor Examinations, Audits, and Reviews of Elections and Retention of Election Records Veto Override Failed - Senate (21 - 15)
July 20, 2021 LA SB 156 Prohibits Transgender Athletes from Participating Against Sports Teams that do Not Match Their Birth Sex Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
June 10, 2021 LA SB 221 Establishes a Voting System Commission to Examine Voting Standards and Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 34)
June 10, 2021 LA HB 38 Requires that School Board Information be Made Accessible On the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
June 10, 2021 LA HB 183 Rescinds Federal Unemployment Compensation and Increases State Unemployment Compensation by $28 Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 27)
June 10, 2021 LA HB 183 Rescinds Federal Unemployment Compensation and Increases State Unemployment Compensation by $28 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 5)
June 10, 2021 LA SB 221 Establishes a Voting System Commission to Examine Voting Standards and Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 10)
June 10, 2021 LA HB 54 Establishes the Crime of Adoption Deception Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 27)
June 9, 2021 LA HB 38 Requires that School Board Information be Made Accessible On the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 27)
June 8, 2021 LA HB 578 Requires Abortion Pill Dispensers to Provide Women with a Statement Indicating its Efficacy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 25)
June 8, 2021 LA HB 704 Amends Rules Related to Election Administration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 31)
June 7, 2021 LA HB 578 Requires Abortion Pill Dispensers to Provide Women with a Statement Indicating its Efficacy Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
June 7, 2021 LA SB 224 Increases Requirements for Absentee Voting by Mail Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
June 7, 2021 LA SB 220 Establishes Rules for Legislative Auditor Examinations, Audits, and Reviews of Elections and Retention of Election Records Bill Passed - House (68 - 28)
June 7, 2021 LA HB 652 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
June 7, 2021 LA HB 138 Requires Conducting a Supplemental Canvass of Registered Voters Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
June 3, 2021 LA HB 430 Amends the Police Officer's Bill of Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 37)
June 3, 2021 LA SB 247 Establishes Regulations for the Sports Betting Industry Bill Passed - House (78 - 15)
June 2, 2021 LA HB 438 Requires a Requester of a Public Record to Provide Sufficient Proof of Identity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
May 27, 2021 LA SB 118 Amends Laws Related to Concealed Carrying of Firearms Bill Passed - House (73 - 28)
May 27, 2021 LA HB 430 Amends the Police Officer's Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
May 27, 2021 LA HB 168 Authorizes a District Attorney to Decide Which Evidence Can be Presented for Objections to a Candidacy for Elective Office Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
May 27, 2021 LA SB 203 Exempts Groundwater District Commissioners from Provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics Bill Passed - House (76 - 22)
May 20, 2021 LA HB 20 Prohibits the Use of Private Funds to Pay Election-Related Expenses Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
May 18, 2021 LA HB 138 Requires Conducting a Supplemental Canvass of Registered Voters Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
May 12, 2021 LA SB 185 Establishes Regulations on Leasing Land for Solar Farms Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
May 11, 2021 LA HB 652 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
May 5, 2021 LA HB 698 Establishes State Agency Partnerships to Improve Medicaid Administration and Program Integrity Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
May 4, 2021 LA HB 378 Establishes a Felon Can Register to Vote if the Person has Not Been Incarcerated Within the Last 5 Years Bill Passed - House (83 - 17)
May 4, 2021 LA HB 20 Prohibits the Use of Private Funds to Pay Election-Related Expenses Bill Passed - House (69 - 35)
April 29, 2021 LA HB 349 Prohibits Mandating Vaccination Verification or Immunity Status for Transactions or for Special Identification Cards Bill Passed - House (71 - 18)
Date No. Title Outcome
7/21 SB 156 Prohibits Transgender Athletes from Participating Against Sports Teams that do Not Match Their Birth Sex Veto Override Failed - House (68 - 30)
7/20 SB 224 Increases Requirements for Absentee Voting by Mail Veto Override Failed - Senate (24 - 12)
7/20 SB 118 Amends Laws Related to Concealed Carrying of Firearms Veto Override Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
7/20 SB 203 Exempts Groundwater District Commissioners from Provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics Veto Override Failed - Senate (25 - 12)
7/20 SB 220 Establishes Rules for Legislative Auditor Examinations, Audits, and Reviews of Elections and Retention of Election Records Veto Override Failed - Senate (21 - 15)
7/20 SB 156 Prohibits Transgender Athletes from Participating Against Sports Teams that do Not Match Their Birth Sex Veto Override Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
6/10 SB 221 Establishes a Voting System Commission to Examine Voting Standards and Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (69 - 34)
6/10 HB 38 Requires that School Board Information be Made Accessible On the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
6/10 HB 183 Rescinds Federal Unemployment Compensation and Increases State Unemployment Compensation by $28 Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 27)
6/10 HB 183 Rescinds Federal Unemployment Compensation and Increases State Unemployment Compensation by $28 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 5)
6/10 SB 221 Establishes a Voting System Commission to Examine Voting Standards and Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 10)
6/10 HB 54 Establishes the Crime of Adoption Deception Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 27)
6/09 HB 38 Requires that School Board Information be Made Accessible On the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 27)
6/08 HB 578 Requires Abortion Pill Dispensers to Provide Women with a Statement Indicating its Efficacy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (69 - 25)
6/08 HB 704 Amends Rules Related to Election Administration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 31)
6/07 HB 578 Requires Abortion Pill Dispensers to Provide Women with a Statement Indicating its Efficacy Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
6/07 SB 224 Increases Requirements for Absentee Voting by Mail Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
6/07 SB 220 Establishes Rules for Legislative Auditor Examinations, Audits, and Reviews of Elections and Retention of Election Records Bill Passed - House (68 - 28)
6/07 HB 652 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 17)
6/07 HB 138 Requires Conducting a Supplemental Canvass of Registered Voters Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
6/03 HB 430 Amends the Police Officer's Bill of Rights Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 37)
6/03 SB 247 Establishes Regulations for the Sports Betting Industry Bill Passed - House (78 - 15)
6/02 HB 438 Requires a Requester of a Public Record to Provide Sufficient Proof of Identity Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 0)
5/27 SB 118 Amends Laws Related to Concealed Carrying of Firearms Bill Passed - House (73 - 28)
5/27 HB 430 Amends the Police Officer's Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
5/27 HB 168 Authorizes a District Attorney to Decide Which Evidence Can be Presented for Objections to a Candidacy for Elective Office Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 4)
5/27 SB 203 Exempts Groundwater District Commissioners from Provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics Bill Passed - House (76 - 22)
5/20 HB 20 Prohibits the Use of Private Funds to Pay Election-Related Expenses Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
5/18 HB 138 Requires Conducting a Supplemental Canvass of Registered Voters Bill Passed - House (64 - 30)
5/12 SB 185 Establishes Regulations on Leasing Land for Solar Farms Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 0)
5/11 HB 652 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
5/05 HB 698 Establishes State Agency Partnerships to Improve Medicaid Administration and Program Integrity Bill Passed - House (70 - 29)
5/04 HB 378 Establishes a Felon Can Register to Vote if the Person has Not Been Incarcerated Within the Last 5 Years Bill Passed - House (83 - 17)
5/04 HB 20 Prohibits the Use of Private Funds to Pay Election-Related Expenses Bill Passed - House (69 - 35)
4/29 HB 349 Prohibits Mandating Vaccination Verification or Immunity Status for Transactions or for Special Identification Cards Bill Passed - House (71 - 18)

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