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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 2012 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 2012 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0325 House/ failed 35-36-4 1
HB0424 House/ failed 36-37-2 1
HB0210S01 House/ uncircled 37-35-3 2
SB0210 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0210S01 House/ failed 36-39-0 3
HB0298S03 House/ floor amendment 38-35-2 3
HB0090 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
SB0062 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0414 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-33-4 5
SB0039 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
HB0119 House/ failed 32-38-5 6
HB0022 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-33-3 6
HJR013 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-32-5 6
SB0041S05 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
SB0082 House/ floor amendment 38-31-6 7
SB0098 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
HB0140 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
HB0051 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-31-4 9
HB0049S03 House/ floor amendment 38-29-8 9
HB0068S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-30-5 10

The 20 closest votes in the 2012 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0059S01 Senate/ failed 14-15-0 1
SB0211S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-14-0 1
HB0213S01 Senate/ floor amendment 15-12-2 3
SB0044S01 Senate/ failed 11-14-4 3
SJR022S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-13-0 3
SJR026 Senate/ floor amendment 16-13-0 3
HB0229S01 Senate/ failed 12-16-1 4
HB0448 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-12-1 4
SB0112S01 Senate/ failed 12-16-1 4
SB0210 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-12-1 4
HB0139 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0085S02 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0139 Senate/ failed 11-16-2 5
HB0107S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-11-1 6
HB0220 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-11-1 6
HB0250 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-11-1 6
HB0298S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-10-3 6
SB0107 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
HB0139 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-11-0 7
HB0081S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-9-4 7