Key Votes

2012 Utah Key Votes

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6/20 UT SB 4001 Authorizes Additional Liquor Licenses Bill Passed - House (57 - 10) 3/08 UT SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 7) 3/08 UT SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact Conference Report Adopted - House (45 - 27) 3/07 UT HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14) 3/07 UT HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 13) 3/07 UT HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 5) 3/07 UT HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6) 3/06 UT HB 363 Requires Abstinence-Only Sexual Education in Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10) 3/06 UT SB 223 Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance Bill Passed - House (48 - 25) 3/05 UT HB 461 Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion Bill Passed - House (59 - 11) 3/02 UT HB 298 Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 18) 3/01 UT HB 155 Requires Drug Testing of Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 10) 2/28 UT HB 316 Extends Waiting Period for Divorce Bill Passed - House (43 - 26) 2/27 UT HB 283 Authorizing State Liquor Stores to Open on Certain Holidays Bill Passed - House (42 - 30) 2/27 UT HB 511 Authorizing Eminent Domain over Federal Land Bill Passed - House (57 - 14) 2/24 UT SB 44 Providing Tuition Assistance for Military Veterans Bill Failed - Senate (11 - 14) 2/24 UT HB 104 Prohibits Local Ordinances Against Idling Vehicles Bill Passed - House (42 - 28) 2/24 UT HB 198 Prohibits Regulation of Family Food Bill Passed - House (53 - 16) 2/23 UT HB 140 Prohibits Traffic Checkpoints Bill Passed - House (41 - 33) 2/22 UT SB 41 Authorizes Regulations of Tanning Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 9) 2/22 UT HB 363 Requires Abstinence-Only Sexual Education in Public Schools Bill Passed - House (45 - 28) 2/21 UT HB 245 Prohibiting the Use of E-Cigarettes and Hookah Pipes in Public Places Bill Passed - House (42 - 31) 2/21 UT HB 49 Authorizing the Concealed or Open Possession of Firearms Bill Passed - House (50 - 21) 2/16 UT HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights Bill Passed - House (38 - 34) 2/15 UT SB 112 Cable TV Tax Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 2/08 UT SB 31 Reduces Classroom Sizes Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/07 UT SB 112 Cable TV Tax Amendments Bill Failed - Senate (12 - 16) 2/07 UT SB 128 Prohibits Minors from Using Cell Phones while Driving Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 9) 2/06 UT SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening Bill Passed - House (66 - 6) 2/06 UT HB 210 Restrictions on the Use of Severance Tax Revenue Bill Failed - House (36 - 39) 2/03 UT HB 253 Removal of Voters from Voter Registration List Bill Passed - House (46 - 27) 1/31 UT SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 5) 1/27 UT SB 125 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (69 - 0) 1/27 UT HB 286 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 0) 1/26 UT HB 50 Repeals the Election Campaign Fund Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.