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Key Votes

Kraig Powell's Voting Records

Full Name: Kraig J. Powell
Office: State House (UT) - District 54, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 54
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kim; 4 Children: Kristopher, Benjamin, Jessica, Sarah
Birth Date: 03/18/1966
Birth Place: Tacoma, WA
Home City: Heber City, UT
Religion: Latter-Day Saint

Utah Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Yea
March 13, 2014 SB 253 Prohibits Texting While Driving on a Highway Bill Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Yea
March 10, 2014 HB 410 Authorizes Early Online Presidential Primaries Bill Passed - House
(58 - 14)
Nay
March 10, 2014 HJR 8 Requests a National Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House
(32 - 41)
Yea
March 5, 2014 HB 20 Expands Protections for Police Officers in Lawsuits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2014 HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill Passed - House
(49 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 57 Limits the Use of Carbon Monoxide for Animal Euthanasia Bill Passed - House
(61 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2014 HJR 8 Requests a National Constitutional Convention House Sponsor
March 14, 2013 HB 228 Amends Liquor Licensing Laws Conference Report Adopted - House
(57 - 16)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HB 391 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 23)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HB 96 Extends Tax Credits for Certain Vehicles Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 12)
Yea
March 12, 2013 SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - House
(56 - 17)
Nay
March 1, 2013 HB 76 Authorizes Concealed Carry of a Firearm Without a Permit Bill Passed - House
(51 - 18)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 HB 268 Redefines Disorderly Conduct Regarding Firearms Bill Passed - House
(54 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2013 HB 121 Authorizes Individuals to Voluntarily Commit Guns to Law Enforcement Agencies Bill Passed - House
(44 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 HB 103 Prohibits Minors From Using Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(48 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HB 50 Expands Protective Orders to Dating Relationships Bill Passed - House
(61 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2013 HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present Bill Passed - House
(41 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 HB 274 Establishes a Tax Credit for Employing a Homeless Individual Bill Passed - House
(41 - 33)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2013 HB 34 Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates Bill Passed - House
(64 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2013 HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present House Co-sponsor
June 20, 2012 SB 4001 Authorizes Additional Liquor Licenses Bill Passed - House
(57 - 10)
Yea
March 8, 2012 SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact Conference Report Adopted - House
(45 - 27)
Did Not Vote
March 7, 2012 HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Yea
March 7, 2012 HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(62 - 13)
Yea
March 6, 2012 SB 223 Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Nay
March 5, 2012 HB 461 Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion Bill Passed - House
(59 - 11)
Yea
March 2, 2012 HB 298 Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Bill Passed - House
(52 - 18)
Nay
March 1, 2012 HB 155 Requires Drug Testing of Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House
(62 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HB 316 Extends Waiting Period for Divorce Bill Passed - House
(43 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 283 Authorizing State Liquor Stores to Open on Certain Holidays Bill Passed - House
(42 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 511 Authorizing Eminent Domain over Federal Land Bill Passed - House
(57 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2012 HB 104 Prohibits Local Ordinances Against Idling Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(42 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2012 HB 198 Prohibits Regulation of Family Food Bill Passed - House
(53 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 140 Prohibits Traffic Checkpoints Bill Passed - House
(41 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 22, 2012 HB 363 Requires Abstinence-Only Sexual Education in Public Schools Bill Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2012 HB 245 Prohibiting the Use of E-Cigarettes and Hookah Pipes in Public Places Bill Passed - House
(42 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2012 HB 49 Authorizing the Concealed or Open Possession of Firearms Bill Passed - House
(50 - 21)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2012 HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights Bill Passed - House
(38 - 34)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State House Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2012 HB 210 Restrictions on the Use of Severance Tax Revenue Bill Failed - House
(36 - 39)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2012 SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening Bill Passed - House
(66 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HB 253 Removal of Voters from Voter Registration List Bill Passed - House
(46 - 27)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2012 SB 125 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(69 - 0)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2012 HB 50 Repeals the Election Campaign Fund Bill Passed - House
(51 - 20)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2012 HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights House Sponsor
Jan. 23, 2012 HB 253 Removal of Voters from Voter Registration List House Sponsor
Oct. 17, 2011 SB 3002 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(50 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 4, 2011 HB 3001 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(71 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2011 SB 3001 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(60 - 9)
Yea

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