Representative Kraig J. Powell's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Kraig J. Powell
Current Office: State House - District 54, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/13/14 HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17)
Yea
3/13/14 SB 253 Prohibits Texting While Driving
Bill Passed - House (41 - 28)
Yea
3/10/14 HB 410 Authorizes Early Online Presidential Primaries
Bill Passed - House (58 - 14)
Nay
3/10/14 HJR 8 Authorizes a Constitutional Convention
Joint Resolution Failed - House (32 - 41)
Yea
3/05/14 HB 20 Prohibits Lawsuits by Certain Individuals Involved in High Speed Chases
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (41 - 28)
Yea
2/11/14 HB 96 Appropriates Grants for Pre-Kindergarten Education
Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
Yea
2/05/14 HB 57 Limits the Use of Carbon Monoxide for Animal Euthanasia
Bill Passed - House (61 - 8)
Yea
1/27/14 HJR 8 Authorizes a Constitutional Convention
None - House
Sponsor
3/14/13 HB 228 Amends Liquor Licensing Laws
Conference Report Adopted - House (57 - 16)
Yea
3/13/13 HB 391 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 23)
Yea
3/13/13 HB 96 Extends Tax Credits for Certain Vehicles
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 12)
Yea
3/12/13 SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions
Bill Passed - House (56 - 17)
Nay
3/01/13 HB 76 Authorizes Concealed Carry of a Firearm Without a Permit
Bill Passed - House (51 - 18)
Yea
2/28/13 HB 268 Redefines Disorderly Conduct Regarding Firearms
Bill Passed - House (54 - 12)
Yea
2/26/13 HB 121 Authorizes Individuals to Voluntarily Commit Guns to Law Enforcement Agencies
Bill Passed - House (44 - 28)
Yea
2/25/13 HB 103 Prohibits Minors From Using Cell Phones While Driving
Bill Passed - House (48 - 22)
Yea
2/15/13 HB 50 Expands Protective Orders to Dating Relationships
Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
Yea
2/11/13 HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present
Bill Passed - House (41 - 30)
Yea
2/04/13 HB 274 Establishes a Tax Credit for Employing a Homeless Individual
Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
Yea
2/04/13 HB 34 Authorizes "In God We Trust" on License Plates
Bill Passed - House (64 - 9)
Yea
1/28/13 HB 13 Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/20/12 SB 4001 Authorizes Additional Liquor Licenses
Bill Passed - House (57 - 10)
Yea
3/08/12 SB 208 Interstate Health Care Compact
Conference Report Adopted - House (45 - 27)
Did Not Vote
3/07/12 HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
Yea
3/07/12 HB 187 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (62 - 13)
Yea
3/06/12 SB 223 Requires Public School Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
Bill Passed - House (48 - 25)
Nay
3/05/12 HB 461 Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion
Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
Yea
3/02/12 HB 298 Amends Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations
Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
Nay
3/01/12 HB 155 Requires Drug Testing of Certain Welfare Recipients
Bill Passed - House (62 - 10)
Yea
2/28/12 HB 316 Extends Waiting Period for Divorce
Bill Passed - House (43 - 26)
Nay
2/27/12 HB 283 Authorizing State Liquor Stores to Open on Certain Holidays
Bill Passed - House (42 - 30)
Yea
2/27/12 HB 511 Authorizing Eminent Domain over Federal Land
Bill Passed - House (57 - 14)
Yea
2/24/12 HB 104 Prohibits Local Ordinances Against Idling Vehicles
Bill Passed - House (42 - 28)
Nay
2/24/12 HB 198 Prohibits Regulation of Family Food
Bill Passed - House (53 - 16)
Yea
2/23/12 HB 140 Prohibits Traffic Checkpoints
Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)
Nay
2/22/12 HB 363 Requires Abstinence-Only Sexual Education in Public Schools
Bill Passed - House (45 - 28)
Nay
2/21/12 HB 245 Prohibiting the Use of E-Cigarettes and Hookah Pipes in Public Places
Bill Passed - House (42 - 31)
Yea
2/21/12 HB 49 Authorizing the Concealed or Open Possession of Firearms
Bill Passed - House (50 - 21)
Nay
2/16/12 HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights
Bill Passed - House (38 - 34)
Yea
2/15/12 HB 148 Authorizes the Transfer of Federal Lands to the State
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/06/12 HB 210 Restrictions on the Use of Severance Tax Revenue
Bill Failed - House (36 - 39)
Nay
2/06/12 SB 32 Breast Cancer Screening
Bill Passed - House (66 - 6)
Yea
2/03/12 HB 253 Removal of Voters from Voter Registration List
Bill Passed - House (46 - 27)
Yea
1/27/12 SB 125 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (69 - 0)
Yea
1/26/12 HB 50 Repeals the Election Campaign Fund
Bill Passed - House (51 - 20)
Nay
1/26/12 HB 90 Prohibiting Government Meetings on Caucus Nights
None - House
Sponsor
1/23/12 HB 253 Removal of Voters from Voter Registration List
None - House
Sponsor
10/17/11 SB 3002 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
Nay
10/04/11 HB 3001 State House Redistricting
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 1)
Yea
10/04/11 SB 3001 State Senate Redistricting
Bill Passed - House (60 - 9)
Yea

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