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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 2022 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 2022 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0112 House/ failed 36-37-2 1
HB0189S03 House/ failed 37-36-2 1
HB0415S01 House/ failed 36-34-5 2
HB0213S02 House/ failed 37-35-3 2
HB0024S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-35-2 3
HB0072S01 House/ failed 35-39-1 4
SB0134S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-34-1 6
HB0356S02 House/ failed 31-38-6 7
HB0085 House/ failed 34-41-0 7
HB0115 House/ failed 34-41-0 7
HB0086S03 House/ motion to reconsider 38-31-6 7
HB0086S03 House/ circled 39-32-4 7
HB0269S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0086S03 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
HB0060S06 House/ circled 38-29-8 9
SB0164 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
HB0085 House/ substitute adoption failed from # 0 to # 1 32-42-1 10
HJR010 House/ failed 32-42-1 10
HB0051 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-32-1 10
HB0021S01 House/ concurs with Senate amendment 39-28-8 11

The 20 closest votes in the 2022 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0205 Senate/ failed 11-11-7 0
HB0104S03 Senate/ failed 12-9-8 3
HB0011S04 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-13-0 3
HB0135S03 Senate/ failed 13-9-7 4
HB0135S03 Senate/ failed 14-10-5 4
SB0062S04 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-12-1 4
HB0336S05 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-10-3 6
SB0137S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-10-3 6
SB0062S04 Senate/ concurs with House amendment 17-11-1 6
HB0021S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-8-6 7
SB0062S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 18-11-0 7
HB0274 Senate/ failed 10-18-1 8
HB0311S03 Senate/ failed 10-18-1 8
SB0102S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-9-3 8
HB0428S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 19-10-0 9
SB0213S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-6-7 10
SB0049S02 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-7-5 10
SB0125S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-7-5 10
HB0143 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-8-3 10
HB0096S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-6-6 11