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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 2020 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 2020 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0088S01 House/ failed 34-33-8 1
HB0278S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
HB0114S04 House/ concurs with Senate amendment 38-33-4 5
HB0209S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-35-0 5
HB0317S02 House/ failed 29-36-10 7
HB0101 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0114S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0132S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0146S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-32-3 8
HB0034S01 House/ failed 33-42-0 9
HB0364S05 House/ circled 41-32-2 9
HB0394S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
SB0067S04 House/ floor amendment # 2 sections 4-5 41-31-3 10
SB0173S05 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-30-5 10
SB0213S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-32-1 10
HB0034S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-31-3 10
HB0189 House/ failed 30-40-5 10
SB0119S03 House/ substitute adoption failed from # 3 to # 4 29-41-5 12
HB0108 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-29-5 12
HB0152S01 House/ substituted from # 0 to # 1 41-29-5 12

The 20 closest votes in the 2020 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0198 Senate/ failed 12-15-2 3
HB0394S04 Senate/ failed 13-16-0 3
SB0039S04 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-11-3 4
SB0039S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
HB0059 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-11-2 5
HB0332S03 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 17-12-0 5
SB0039S04 Senate/ concurs with House amendment 16-10-3 6
SB0198 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-11-1 6
HB0350S02 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
HB0132S01 Senate/ failed 9-16-4 7
SB0069S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 17-9-3 8
HB0364S05 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-7-6 9
HJR015S01 Senate/ failed 18-9-2 9
SB0031S02 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 19-9-1 10
SB0069S04 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 19-9-1 10
HB0139S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-6-7 10
HB0240S01 Senate/ failed 9-19-1 10
HB0323S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 19-9-1 10
HB0101 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 19-8-2 11
HB0356S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 18-7-4 11