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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 2011 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 2011 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0339 House/ failed 37-37-1 0
HB0281 House/ failed 37-38-0 1
HB0370 House/ failed 36-37-2 1
HB0491S02 House/ failed 35-38-2 3
SB0177 House/ failed 33-36-6 3
SB0256S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-35-2 3
HB0089S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0155 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-33-3 6
SB0045 House/ failed 32-38-5 6
SB0320 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-34-1 6
HB0095S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-31-6 7
SB0059S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
HB0301 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0140 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
SB0141 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-31-2 11
HB0196 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-28-7 12
HB0199 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-30-3 12
HB0302S01 House/ failed 29-41-5 12
HB0410 House/ failed 30-42-3 12
SB0124 House/ failed 29-41-5 12

The 20 closest votes in the 2011 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0155 Senate/ failed 11-11-7 0
SB0277 Senate/ failed 13-14-2 1
SB0277 Senate/ failed 13-11-5 2
SB0053 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-13-0 3
SB0065S01 Senate/ failed 13-10-6 3
HB0176S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings 16-12-1 4
HB0281 Senate/ failed 11-6-12 5
SB0065S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0224 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-12-0 5
HB0248 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-9-5 6
SB0096S03 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
SB0137S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-10-3 6
SB0224 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-11-1 6
SB0059S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-10-2 7
SB0270 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-9-4 7
HB0183S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-8-5 8
HB0488 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 18-10-1 8
SB0124 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 18-10-1 8
SB0176 Senate/ failed 8-16-5 8
SB0232S01 Senate/ failed 8-16-5 8