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 2018 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 2018 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0045S03 House/ substituted from # 0 to # 2 1-0-73 1
HB0197S02 House/ failed 36-34-4 2
HB0068 House/ failed 34-37-3 3
HB0164S02 House/ failed 33-36-5 3
HB0313S03 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-33-4 5
HB0323S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-33-4 5
HB0471 House/ failed 34-39-2 5
HB0197S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-32-4 6
HB0319 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-32-5 6
HB0260S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-32-4 7
SB0146S02 House/ failed 30-37-8 7
HB0163S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0254S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
HB0258S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
SB0099 House/ failed 31-39-5 8
SB0129 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-30-7 8
SB0136S06 House Conference Committee - Final Passage 40-32-3 8
HB0057 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-32-2 9
HB0284 House/ failed 30-39-6 9
HB0485 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-31-4 9

The 20 closest votes in the 2018 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
HB0116S02 Senate/ failed 11-11-7 0
HB0396S01 Senate/ failed 12-12-5 0
HJR011 Senate/ failed 12-12-5 0
SB0052 Senate/ failed 13-13-3 0
SB0091S01 Senate/ failed 12-12-5 0
HB0309S01 Senate/ failed 11-12-6 1
SB0091S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-13-1 2
SB0201S01 Senate/ failed 12-14-3 2
SB0091S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 15-12-2 3
SB0136S06 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-12-2 3
SB0218 Senate/ failed 13-10-6 3
HB0241S02 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-12-1 4
HB0260S01 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-11-3 4
SB0201S01 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-11-3 4
SB0218 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-12-1 4
HB0324S01 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 15-10-4 5
SB0016S03 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
SB0052 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-10-4 5
SB0185 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 15-10-4 5
SB0025S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-10-3 6