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Bill Abbreviations
2R – Second Reading
3R – Third Reading
MC – Motion to Concur
ACR – Adopt Conference Report
VO – Veto Override
A# - Amendment (and corresponding number to amendment)
MSR – Motion to Suspend the Rules
RCS – Roll Call Number
Voted Conservatively
Did Not Vote Conservatively
Absent/No Vote
Excused Vote

William D. Brisson (D)

Score: 100 out of 100
Rank: 1 out of 120

HB 3 Eminent Domain This bill would amend the state constitution to re-define the authorized use of eminent domain to “public use”, from the current “public use or benefit.” It would also require “just compensation” be paid to the landowner, the compensation to be determined by a jury upon request. Civitas believes in the protection of property rights and in limiting the means by which government infringes upon those rights. The conservative vote is yes. RCS #9 (104-9)

Roll Call Vote #9

This bill would make it easier for physical therapists to practice by establishing a ‘compact’ between states, meaning that a therapist licensed in any of the states in the compact would be allowed to practice regardless of which state they are licensed to practice. This evades the restrictions requiring therapists to only practice in the state in which they are licensed. Civitas Action believes that professional licensure requirements create unnecessary barriers to people wanting to practice their profession, restricts competition and raises prices. The conservative vote is yes. RCS #32 (115-0)

Roll Call Vote #32

Strengthen Savings Reserve Would require 15 percent of annual projected state revenue increases be set aside into the state’s Rainy Day Fund. This, along with other measures restricting the ease with which funds from the account can be appropriated, will better grow and preserve the savings reserved for difficult fiscal times. Civitas believes prudent, fiscally responsible measures such as this helps the long-term financial health of the state and protects taxpayers. The conservative vote is yes. House: 2R, RCS #7 (110-3) Senate:

Roll Call Vote #7

HB 100 "Restore Partisan Elections/Superior and District Court" would once again require District and Superior Court judicial candidates to go through a party primary, and would place party affiliation on the general election ballots. Civitas believes party affiliation provides important information for voters, and that greater transparency and information for voters improves the election process. The conservative vote is yes. RCS #72 (74-43)

Roll Call Vote #72