With everything dealt with, the Louisiana Legislature Log presents its 2021 Louisiana Legislature scorecard. In a first, it actually will combine both Regular and Veto Session votes to compile this since the latter really acted as an appendage to the former.
Seventeen bills were selected and weighed for computation. These were chosen mainly from the watch list compiled throughout the session. For a bill’s vote(s) to be selected, in one chamber there had to be more than one legislator not voting for the winning or losing side.
Being that passage of bills depends upon the seated membership of a body, not voting is counted as a negative vote. However, if a legislator had a leave of absence granted for that day, his absent votes weren’t counted for bills voted on that day and the score adjusted to take that into account. In the case of constitutional amendments, the governor’s score is adjusted similarly.