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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
Primary June 24, 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, 2009 SB 53 Prohibiting the Awarding of Legal Fees to Plaintiffs in Public Interest Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 6)
Yea
March 9, 2009 SB 225 Extending CHIP and Medicaid Coverage to Children of Documented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 14)
Nay
March 9, 2009 SB 241 Instructional Spending Requirements for School Districts Bill Failed - Senate
(12 - 17)
Nay
March 6, 2009 HB 100 Prison Education and Medical Financing Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 7)
Yea
March 6, 2009 HJR 8 Mandating Secret Ballots Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 8)
Yea
March 4, 2009 SB 61 Allowing Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities Bill Failed - Senate
(13 - 16)
Yea
March 3, 2009 SB 29 Authorizing Corporate Water Systems to Refuse Fluoridation Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 11)
Nay
March 2, 2009 SJR 14 Legislative Regulation of Death Row Appeals Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2009 SB 48 Amending Requirements for Obtaining Teaching Licenses Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2009 SB 61 Allowing Home-Schooled Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 2009 SB 79 Elevating Standard of Proof for Specific Medical Malpractice Lawsuits House Sponsor
Feb. 2, 2009 SB 4 2008-2009 Education Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 5)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 SB 25 Online Voter Registration Senate Sponsor
March 4, 2008 HB 359 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 3)
Yea
March 4, 2008 SB 2 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 7)
Yea
March 4, 2008 SB 81 Expanding Immigration Enforcement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 4)
Yea
March 3, 2008 SB 299 Domestic Partnership Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 7)
Yea
March 3, 2008 SB 48 School Building Funding Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 9)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2008 HB 75 State Inventory of Government Activities Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 211 Amending Alcohol Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 297 Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 SB 299 Domestic Partnership Benefits Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 21, 2008 SB 81 Expanding Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 5)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 SB 117 Increasing Penalties for Animal Cruelty Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 14)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 SB 149 Expanding Minimum Automotive Insurance Coverage Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 13)
Nay
Feb. 6, 2008 SB 75 Prohibiting Gang Activity Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2008 SB 35 Salary Supplement for Math and Science Teachers Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 7)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2008 HB 137 Water Conservation Program House Sponsor
Feb. 28, 2007 2SSB 251 Concealed Firearms on College Campuses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(24 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2007 SB 78 Firearm Regulations for Private Property Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2007 SB 251 Concealed Firearms on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2007 4SHB 236 Student Clubs Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2007 HB 148 Parent Choice in Education Act Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 10)
Yea
May 24, 2006 2SHB 3001 2006-2007 Transportation Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 10)
Yea
March 1, 2006 3SHB 109 Food Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 5)
Yea
March 1, 2006 HB 328 Eliminating The Age Requirement For Hunting Small Game Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 7)
Yea
Feb. 23, 2006 1SSB 97 Student Organizations Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 11)
Nay
Jan. 23, 2006 SB 96 Origin of Species Curriculum Requirement Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 12)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2006 SB 19 Additions to Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 12)
Yea

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