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 2019 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 2019 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0171S01 House/ failed 34-34-7 0
HB0168 House/ substitute adoption failed from # 0 to # 1 34-35-6 1
HB0363S01 House/ failed 37-36-2 1
SB0236 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-37-0 1
HB0098 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-35-2 3
SCR010S01 House/ failed 35-38-2 3
HB0069 House/ failed 35-39-1 4
HB0454S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0151S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
SB0058S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-34-2 5
HB0288S02 House/ failed 32-39-4 7
SB0121S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
HB0013 House/ failed 32-41-2 9
HB0385S03 House/ failed 31-40-4 9
SB0043S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
SJR009 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-32-1 10
HB0093S05 House/ failed 29-40-6 11
HB0148S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-29-6 11
HB0279 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-27-10 11
SB0045 House/ passed 3rd reading 42-31-2 11

The 20 closest votes in the 2019 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0160 Senate/ failed 12-13-4 1
HB0145S03 Senate/ failed 13-10-6 3
HB0324S04 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-12-2 3
HB0148S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-11-3 4
SB0177 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-12-1 4
SB0189 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-12-1 4
SJR009 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-12-1 4
SJR009 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-12-1 4
HB0075S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-12-0 5
HB0297 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-11-2 5
HB0395S02 Senate/ failed 11-16-2 5
SB0177 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-12-0 5
HB0114 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-9-5 6
HB0148S04 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-10-3 6
HB0118 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-9-4 7
HJR018 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-10-2 7
SB0103S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 18-11-0 7
HB0118 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-9-3 8
HB0149S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-9-3 8
HB0245S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-7-7 8