Thursday, 16 June 2011 12:45
Louisiana House Backs Jindal On Cigarette Tax, Beats Veto Override
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House of Representatives failed on Thursday to override Governor Bobby Jindal’s veto of a smoking tax extension.

 The vote came after impassioned pleas by supporters of the four-cent extension.

The 58-44 vote count fell short of required 70 votes  to override the governor's veto. 

Proponents of the tax extension emotionally supported the override, a number of House members trying to hold back from crying.

Speaker Jim Tucker voted to override the Governor and urged the House members to follow.

More to follow 

2011 Regular Session
Sequence: 679 RECONSIDERATION OF VETOED BILLS
HB 591 BY RITCHIE
PASS BILL SUBSEQUENT TO VETO
Date: 6/16/2011
Time: 12:38:44 PM
ROLL CALL
The roll was called with the following result:
YEAS
Mr. Speaker
Abramson
Anders
Armes
Arnold
Aubert
Badon, A.
Badon, B.
Baldone
Barras
Barrow
Bishop
Brossett
Burrell
Carmody
Danahay
Dixon
Doerge
Downs
Edwards
Foil
Franklin
Gallot
Gisclair
Hardy
Harrison
Hazel
Henderson
Hill
Hines
Honore
Jackson, G.
Jackson, M.
Johnson
Jones, R.
Jones, S.
LaFonta
Lambert
LeBas
Leger
Ligi
Lopinto
Monica
Montoucet
Moreno
Norton
Nowlin
Pope
Richard
Ritchie
Roy
Smith, G.
Smith, P.
St. Germain
Thibaut
Thierry
Williams
Wooton
Total -- 58
NAYS
Billiot
Burford
Burns, H.
Burns, T.
Carter
Champagne
Chandler
Chaney
Connick
Cortez
Cromer
Dove
Ellington
Fannin
Geymann
Greene
Guinn
Henry
Hensgens
Hoffmann
Howard
Hutter
Huval
Katz
Kleckley
LaBruzzo
Landry
Little
Lorusso
McVea
Morris
Pearson
Ponti
Pugh
Robideaux
Schroder
Seabaugh
Simon
Smiley
Smith, J.
Talbot
Templet
White
Willmott
Total -- 44
ABSENT
Guillory Richardson Stiaes
Total -- 3

Louisiana: Vote No To Cigarette Veto Override Then Light Up Jindal Sticks in Victory


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