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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 2017 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 2017 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0029S04 House/ failed 37-38-0 1
HB0176 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
HB0348S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
HB0078 House/ failed 34-36-5 2
HB0408 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0428S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-36-1 2
HB0178 House/ floor amendment # 1 38-34-3 4
HB0291S01 House/ floor amendment failed 35-39-1 4
HB0395S05 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
HB0326 House/ failed 32-38-5 6
SB0114S06 House/ substituted from # 4 to # 6 40-33-2 7
HB0156S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0360S03 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
HB0132S01 House/ failed 30-40-5 10
HB0134S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-29-7 10
HB0289S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-30-5 10
HB0222S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-31-2 11
SB0158 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-29-6 11
HB0055S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-26-11 12
HB0090S02 House/ circled 41-29-5 12

The 20 closest votes in the 2017 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0029 Senate/ failed 14-14-1 0
HB0099S01 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-14-0 1
SB0088 Senate/ failed 12-13-4 1
SB0115S01 Senate/ failed 13-15-1 2
HB0149S02 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-12-2 3
SB0115S01 Senate/ failed 13-16-0 3
HB0222S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-11-3 4
HJR003S01 Senate/ failed 12-16-1 4
HB0155S01 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 17-12-0 5
SB0029 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-12-0 5
SB0159 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-12-0 5
HB0207S02 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
HB0149S02 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-10-1 8
SB0115S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-9-3 8
SB0159 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-10-1 8
HJR008 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-7-6 9
SB0016 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-9-2 9
SB0080 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 19-9-1 10
HB0442S03 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 20-9-0 11
HB0136 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 20-8-1 12