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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 2009 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 2009 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0272S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
HB0450 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0145S01 House/ failed 36-39-0 3
HB0370S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-36-0 3
SJR014 House/ failed 38-35-2 3
SB0172 House/ failed 34-38-3 4
HB0314 House/ failed 33-38-4 5
HB0439S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-33-4 5
HB0101 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-34-1 6
HB0133 House/ failed 34-40-1 6
HB0208 House/ failed 34-40-1 6
HB0246S02 House/ failed 33-39-3 6
SB0208S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-32-5 6
HB0187S03 House/ failed 34-41-0 7
HB0125 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0249S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0066S09 House/ failed 33-42-0 9
HB0263 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
HB0269S02 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
SB0218 House/ failed 31-40-4 9

The 20 closest votes in the 2009 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0198 Senate/ pass 3rd 15-14-0 1
SB0225 Senate/ pass 3rd 15-14-0 1
HB0173S01 Senate/ failed 13-10-6 3
HB0345 Senate/ pass 3rd 16-13-0 3
SB0061 Senate/ failed 13-16-0 3
SB0077 Senate/ pass 3rd 15-12-2 3
SB0079S03 Senate/ pass 2nd 16-12-1 4
SB0176S02 Senate/ pass 2nd 15-11-3 4
SB0241 Senate/ failed 12-17-0 5
HB0002S01 Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension) 15-9-5 6
SB0029S01 Senate/ pass 3rd 17-11-1 6
SB0043 Senate/ pass 2nd 17-11-1 6
SB0048 Senate/ pass 2nd (Suspension 17-11-1 6
SB0111 Senate/ failed 10-16-3 6
SB0208S03 Senate/ concurs with House amendments 16-10-3 6
HB0272S03 Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension) 17-10-2 7
SB0061 Senate/ pass 2nd 17-10-2 7
HB0241 Senate/ pass 2nd 18-10-1 8
HB0328 Senate/ pass 3rd 18-10-1 8
HB0412 Senate/ passed 2nd reading/ suspension 17-9-3 8