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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 2021 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 2021 Utah House

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0132S02 House/ failed 34-34-7 0
SB0141S02 House/ failed 36-36-3 0
HB0031 House/ failed 36-37-2 1
HB0198 House/ failed 36-35-4 1
SB0132S02 House/ failed 37-35-3 2
HB0152S01 House/ failed 36-34-5 2
HB0182S02 House/ failed 34-36-5 2
SB0092S05 House/ failed 33-37-5 4
SB0104S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
SB0228S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-35-1 4
HB0422 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-34-3 4
HB0091 House/ concurs with Senate amendment 39-34-2 5
HR0001 House/ failed 33-38-4 5
SB0113S05 House/ failed 29-35-11 6
SB0215S02 House/ passed 3rd reading 40-33-2 7
HB0343 House/ failed 32-39-4 7
HB0031 House/ passed 3rd reading 41-33-1 8
HB0098S04 House/ passed 3rd reading 38-30-7 8
HB0120S01 House/ passed 3rd reading 39-31-5 8
HB0177S04 House/ failed 31-39-5 8

The 20 closest votes in the 2021 Utah Senate

Bill Vote type Ayes-Nays-Absent Vote margin
SB0168 Senate/ failed 14-15-0 1
SB0144 Senate/ failed 13-11-5 2
SB0242 Senate/ failed 12-14-3 2
HB0154S03 Senate/ failed 13-15-1 2
HB0304S02 Senate/ failed 13-15-1 2
SB0061S03 Senate/ failed 12-15-2 3
SB0175S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-13-0 3
SB0205 Senate/ failed 12-15-2 3
SB0207S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-12-1 4
SB0242 Senate/ failed 13-9-7 4
SB0152 Senate/ failed 11-16-2 5
SB0171S03 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-11-2 5
SB0187S04 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-11-2 5
HB0237S03 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 16-11-2 5
HB0426 Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension 17-12-0 5
SB0010 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 16-10-3 6
SB0208S01 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 17-11-1 6
HB0058S01 Senate/ passed 3rd reading 16-10-3 6
HB0190 Senate/ failed 11-17-1 6
SB0205 Senate/ passed 2nd reading 18-11-0 7