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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
May 6, 2011 HB 328 State Government Work Week Veto Override Passed - House
(50 - 18)
Yea
May 6, 2011 SB 229 Transportation Funding Revisions Veto Override Passed - House
(50 - 18)
Nay
March 9, 2011 HB 183 School District Leave Policies Conference Report Adopted - House
(42 - 28)
Yea
March 9, 2011 SB 73 Public School Teacher Tenure Modifications Bill Passed - House
(45 - 28)
Yea
March 7, 2011 1SHB 89 Protection of Children from Second Hand Smoke in Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - House
(39 - 35)
Yea
March 7, 2011 HB 171 Abortion Clinic Licensing Bill Passed - House
(47 - 25)
Yea
March 7, 2011 HB 353 Authorizing Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House
(54 - 13)
Yea
March 7, 2011 HB 354 Restricting Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House
(57 - 13)
Yea
March 7, 2011 HB 477 Government Records Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(42 - 29)
Yea
March 4, 2011 HB 317 Specifies that Gold and Silver Coins are Legal Tender in Utah Bill Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Yea
March 4, 2011 HB 497 Immigration Enforcement Act Bill Passed - House
(59 - 15)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HB 301 School District Property Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House
(39 - 31)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HB 497 Immigration Enforcement Act House Co-sponsor
March 3, 2011 SB 124 Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - House
(47 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2011 HB 191 Nonresident Tuition Waiver Amendments Bill Passed - House
(44 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2011 HB 155 Cycling Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(39 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2011 HB 165 State Reimbursement for Required Medical Services Act Bill Passed - House
(57 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 116 Guest Worker Program Bill Passed - House
(43 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2011 HB 183 School District Leave Policies Bill Passed - House
(46 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2011 HB 253 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(49 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 HB 70 Identifying Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(58 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 HB 75 Guns On School Premises Bill Passed - House
(58 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 HB 219 Official State Gun Designation Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 24)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2011 HB 223 Innkeeper's Rights Act Modification Bill Failed - House
(22 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2011 HB 211 Community Service Medicaid Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(56 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2011 HB 219 Official State Gun Designation Bill Passed - House
(51 - 19)
Yea
March 11, 2010 SB 251 Requiring Businesses Utilize Federal E-Verify Program Bill Passed - House
(46 - 24)
Yea
March 11, 2010 SB 47 Energy Management Program Bill Passed - House
(53 - 19)
Yea
March 8, 2010 HB 286 Prohibiting Retirement System Investment in Iranian Petroleum Bill Passed - House
(39 - 34)
Nay
March 2, 2010 HB 196 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(39 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2010 SB 43 Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - House
(55 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2010 SB 63 Retirement System Amendments Bill Passed - House
(46 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HB 227 Lawful Presence Documentation Requirement for Business Licensing Bill Passed - House
(38 - 36)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2010 SB 55 Authorizing Higher Education Institutions to Authorize Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(43 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2010 HB 113 Child Safety Seat Law Amendments Bill Failed - House
(24 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 HCR 8 Statement of Opposition to Federal Health Care Proposal Resolution Passed - House
(57 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 SB 11 Federal Arms Regulation Exemption Bill Passed - House
(56 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2010 HB 18 Expanding Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2010 HB 12 Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(59 - 12)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 2 2009-2010 Education Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 27)
Yea
March 12, 2009 HB 290 Prohibiting Text Messaging While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 29)
Yea
March 12, 2009 SJR 14 Legislative Regulation of Death Row Appeals Joint Resolution Failed - House
(38 - 35)
Yea
March 11, 2009 SB 187 Alcohol Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(65 - 5)
Yea
March 11, 2009 SB 208 Posting Public Notices Online Bill Passed - House
(38 - 32)
Nay
March 11, 2009 SB 48 Amending Requirements for Obtaining Teaching Licenses Bill Failed - House
(17 - 49)
Nay
March 10, 2009 SB 53 Prohibiting the Awarding of Legal Fees to Plaintiffs in Public Interest Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(42 - 30)
Nay
March 10, 2009 SB 79 Elevating Standard of Proof for Specific Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(53 - 18)
Yea
March 9, 2009 HB 171 Extending CHIP and Medicaid Coverage to Children of Documented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(50 - 23)
Nay
March 9, 2009 HB 379 Environmental Lawsuit Delay Bond Bill Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
March 5, 2009 HB 179 Authorizing Land Swap for Development of UTA Rail Station Bill Passed - House
(52 - 21)
Yea

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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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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