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Close votes in the Utah legislature

Close votes are rare in the Utah legislature. It's more common for Republicans and Democrats alike to join on the same side of the vote in overwhelming majorities. (Details about that are here.) But close votes do happen on occasion. The tables below list the closest votes from the 2016 general session. To see close votes from another year, click one of these links:

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Click a bill's number to learn about the bill generally. Click on the vote result to see how each legislator voted. Each bill's number gives the number of the highest substitute, even if the vote shown here was on a previous version of the bill.

The 20 closest votes in the 2016 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0221S10 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
HJR018 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
SB0045S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0221S10 House/ substituted from # 6 to # 8 39-35-1 4
SB0251S03 House/ floor amendment # 1 40-35-0 5
SJR002 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
SB0086 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-33-3 6
HB0011S02 House/ failed 32-38-5 6
HB0091 House/ failed 34-40-1 6
HB0116S03 House/ failed 33-39-3 6
SB0045S03 House/ failed 32-39-4 7
SB0115S04 House/ failed 33-40-2 7
HB0220S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
HJR008 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
SB0149S02 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
HB0187S01 House/ failed 31-40-4 9
HB0332S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-31-4 9
SJR003 House/ floor amendment failed 29-40-6 11
HB0080 House/ failed 29-40-6 11
SB0051 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-29-5 12

The 20 closest votes in the 2016 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0348S02 Senate/ failed 13-13-3 0
SB0061 Senate/ failed 14-15-0 1
SB0073S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-13-1 2
SB0125S01 Senate/ failed 13-11-5 2
SB0180 Senate/ failed 13-15-1 2
HB0223S03 Senate/ failed 13-11-5 2
SB0189 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-12-2 3
HB0041 Senate/ failed 11-14-4 3
HB0348S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-12-2 3
HB0431 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-12-2 3
SB0160 Senate/ failed 14-10-5 4
SB0073S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0107 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0170 Senate/ failed 10-15-4 5
SB0176S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-10-4 5
HB0101S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-10-4 5
SB0038S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-11-1 6
SB0107 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
SB0036 Senate/ failed 10-17-2 7
SB0038S04 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-11-0 7