With all business disposed of relative to the 2016 Regular Session, legislators and the governor can receive grades (barring a miraculous veto override session). Fourteen bills were selected and weighed for computation, all but four having been voted upon in both chambers. These were chosen 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
Here are the bills with votes for final passage in
every case on which the scorecard was computed, with the conservative/reform
position and the weighing indicated:
Written by the author of the blog "Between The Lines," Louisiana State University Shreveport political science professor Jeffrey D. Sadow, this blog provides commentary on actions of the Louisiana Legislature during its sessions, and even a little in between them. Check daily when the Legislature meets to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly of its legislative process with special guest appearances by various state elected executives.
03 July 2016
Legislative special session through Jul. 2, 2016
And the governor dealt with the final parts to the Second Extraordinary Session of 2016:
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