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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 2013 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 2013 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0122S01 House/ failed 37-37-1 0
HB0278S01 House/ failed 37-35-3 2
SB0271S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0063 House/ failed 35-38-2 3
HB0381 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-35-2 3
SB0082S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-35-2 3
SB0078 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
SB0267 House/ failed 35-39-1 4
HB0038S02 House/ failed 33-38-4 5
HB0278S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
HB0307 House/ failed 34-39-2 5
SB0023S01 House/ failed 33-38-4 5
HB0271S02 House/ failed 33-39-3 6
HB0038S02 House/ failed 32-39-4 7
HB0217S02 House/ floor amendment 40-33-2 7
HB0088S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0246 House/ concurs with Senate amendment 39-31-5 8
HB0274 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
HB0246 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
HB0307 House/ failed 29-38-8 9

The 20 closest votes in the 2013 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0114 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-14-0 1
HB0103 Senate/ failed 11-13-5 2
SB0085 Senate/ failed 13-15-1 2
SB0267 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-13-1 2
HB0013 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-13-0 3
HB0360 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-12-2 3
SB0112S03 Senate/ failed 14-11-4 3
SB0118 Senate/ failed 14-11-4 3
SB0226 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-12-2 3
SB0081 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-12-1 4
SB0110S01 Senate/ failed 12-16-1 4
HB0103 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 17-12-0 5
SB0187S02 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
HB0276 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-10-3 6
SB0052S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-11-1 6
SB0271S03 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-10-3 6
HB0096S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 18-11-0 7
HB0279 Senate/ failed 10-17-2 7
SB0071S01 Senate/ failed 11-18-0 7
SJR003S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-10-2 7