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Key Votes

Peter Knudson's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

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 10, 2014 SB 253 Prohibits Texting While Driving on a Highway Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 8)
March 4, 2014 HB 20 Expands Protections for Police Officers in Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 13)
Feb. 7, 2012 SB 128 Prohibits Minors from Using Cell Phones while Driving Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 9)
Feb. 10, 2011 SB 124 Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 10)
Feb. 18, 2010 HB 12 Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 4)
March 6, 2009 HB 100 Prison Education and Medical Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 297 Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 6)
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 75 Prohibiting Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 10)

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:

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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
  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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