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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 2010 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 2010 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0011 House/ failed 36-37-2 1
HB0227S01 House/ motion to reconsider failed 35-36-4 1
HB0227S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0072S01 House/ failed 34-38-3 4
HB0176 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
HB0196S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0286S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
HB0174 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-33-3 6
HB0068 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
SB0102 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
SB0113S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-31-6 7
HB0150S01 House/ failed 33-41-1 8
HB0227S01 House/ failed 32-40-3 8
HB0082 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-31-4 9
SB0013 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-31-4 9
SB0135 House/ failed 30-41-4 11
HB0201S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-28-6 13
SB0259 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-27-8 13
HB0022 House/ failed 30-44-1 14
SB0150S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 43-29-3 14

The 20 closest votes in the 2010 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0091 Senate/ failed 14-14-1 0
HB0125 Senate/ failed 13-14-2 1
SB0044S02 Senate/ failed 13-14-2 1
SB0109S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-13-1 2
HB0017 Senate/ failed 14-11-4 3
SB0019 Senate/ failed 13-10-6 3
SB0113S01 Senate/ failed 12-15-2 3
SB0128S01 Senate/ failed 11-14-4 3
HB0103 Senate/ failed 11-15-3 4
SB0012 Senate/ concurs with House amendment 15-11-3 4
SB0186 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-11-3 4
SB0203S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-12-1 4
SB0217S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings 15-11-3 4
HB0017 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
HB0201S01 Senate/ failed 10-15-4 5
HB0201S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
SB0047S01 Senate/ failed 12-17-0 5
SB0077S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-10-4 5
SB0203S02 Senate/ failed 9-14-6 5
HB0185S01 Senate/ failed 9-15-5 6