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Key Votes

Peter Knudson's Voting Records

Full Name: Peter Charles Knudson
Office: State Senate (UT) - District 17, Republican Assistant Majority Whip
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 17
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Georgianna; 4 Children
Birth Date: 10/26/1937
Birth Place: Brigham City, UT
Home City: Brigham City, UT
Religion: L.D.S.

Utah Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 1, 2010 SB 43 Retirement System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(20 - 8)
March 1, 2010 SB 63 Retirement System Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 8)
March 11, 2009 HB 2 2009-2010 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 9)
Did Not Vote
March 9, 2009 SB 241 Instructional Spending Requirements for School Districts Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 17)
March 6, 2009 HB 100 Prison Education and Medical Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Feb. 2, 2009 SB 4 2008-2009 Education Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 5)
March 4, 2008 HB 359 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 3)
March 4, 2008 SB 2 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 7)
March 3, 2008 SB 48 School Building Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 9)
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 35 Salary Supplement for Math and Science Teachers Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 7)
Feb. 9, 2007 HB 148 Parent Choice in Education Act Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 10)
May 24, 2006 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 10)
March 1, 2006 3SHB 109 Food Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 5)

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  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
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