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Key Votes

Kraig Powell's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

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
Primary June 24, 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 SB 253 Prohibits Texting While Driving Bill Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Yea
March 5, 2014 HB 20 Prohibits Lawsuits by Certain Individuals Involved in High Speed Chases Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(41 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HB 50 Expands Protective Orders to Dating Relationships Bill Passed - House
(61 - 11)
Yea
March 3, 2011 SB 124 Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2010 HB 12 Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(59 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2009 SB 16 Prohibiting "Gang Loitering" Bill Passed - House
(56 - 17)
Yea

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

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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.

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