Table 1

Study site characteristics (laws passed and in effect)

Utah

South Dakota

Florida

Oregon

North Dakota

Louisiana


Legislative outcome

passed

passed

passed

passed

failed

passed

Legislative score

33

17

14

12

0(9)*

4

Years deliberated

1993–1994

2001–2002

1985–1992

2001–2002

2001,2003

1992–1993

Percentage of legislators speaking

38%

43%

38%

34%

17%

8%

State legislature size

104

105

160

90

141

144

Non-legislative participants

67

28

42

28

12

3

Preemption

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

Number of coded arguments

753

778

339

560

114

208


*Parenthetical score refers to North Dakota's existing law.

Apollonio and Bero BMC Public Health 2009 9:189   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-189

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