- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House labor committee halted a Senate-approved bill Thursday to require private businesses to pay the same wages to men and women who perform the same work. The 10-5 vote against the proposal from Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, failed to advance the bill to the full House for debate. Here’s how lawmakers voted on the bill:

VOTING FOR THE BILL: Reps. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer; Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches; Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette; and Edward Price, D-Gonzales.

VOTING AGAINST THE BILL: Reps. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond; Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall; Gregory Cromer, R-Slidell; Reid Falconer, R-Mandeville; Dodie Horton, R-Haughton; Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe; Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro; Blake Miguez, R-Erath; Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport; and Scott Simon, R-Abita Springs.

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Senate Bill 254: www.legis.la.gov


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