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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 12, 2015 UT HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 29)
March 12, 2015 UT HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 8)
March 12, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 3)
March 12, 2015 UT HB 454 Authorizes Construction of New State Prison Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
March 12, 2015 UT HB 454 Authorizes Construction of New State Prison Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
March 12, 2015 UT HB 48 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
March 11, 2015 UT SB 97 Increases Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
March 11, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - House (66 - 9)
March 11, 2015 UT SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - House (65 - 10)
March 10, 2015 UT HB 11 Authorizes Execution by Firing Squad Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
March 10, 2015 UT HB 79 Amends Safety Belt Laws Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
March 9, 2015 UT SB 259 Authorizes Use of Medical Cannabis Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 15)
March 9, 2015 UT HB 396 Prohibits a Seasonal Prohibition on Wood-Burning Stoves Bill Passed - House (58 - 15)
March 9, 2015 UT HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - House (51 - 22)
March 9, 2015 UT SB 256 Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
March 9, 2015 UT SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 5)
March 6, 2015 UT SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
March 5, 2015 UT HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
March 2, 2015 UT SB 169 Prohibits Contact Lens Manufacturers from Fixing Prices Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
Feb. 25, 2015 UT SB 164 Establishes Medicaid Expansion Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
Feb. 17, 2015 UT HB 79 Amends Safety Belt Laws Bill Passed - House (41 - 32)
Feb. 13, 2015 UT HB 11 Authorizes Execution by Firing Squad Bill Passed - House (39 - 34)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/12 HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 29)
3/12 HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 8)
3/12 SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 3)
3/12 HB 454 Authorizes Construction of New State Prison Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 14)
3/12 HB 454 Authorizes Construction of New State Prison Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
3/12 HB 48 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
3/11 SB 97 Increases Property Taxes Bill Passed - House (43 - 31)
3/11 SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - House (66 - 9)
3/11 SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - House (65 - 10)
3/10 HB 11 Authorizes Execution by Firing Squad Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10)
3/10 HB 79 Amends Safety Belt Laws Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
3/09 SB 259 Authorizes Use of Medical Cannabis Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 15)
3/09 HB 396 Prohibits a Seasonal Prohibition on Wood-Burning Stoves Bill Passed - House (58 - 15)
3/09 HB 362 Amends Motor Fuel Tax Bill Passed - House (51 - 22)
3/09 SB 256 Authorizes Concealed Carry of Firearms Without a Permit Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
3/09 SB 297 Authorizes Certain Government Employees to Decline to Perform Marriage Services Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 5)
3/06 SB 296 Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
3/05 HB 104 Authorizes Cow-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
3/02 SB 169 Prohibits Contact Lens Manufacturers from Fixing Prices Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 8)
2/25 SB 164 Establishes Medicaid Expansion Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 11)
2/17 HB 79 Amends Safety Belt Laws Bill Passed - House (41 - 32)
2/13 HB 11 Authorizes Execution by Firing Squad Bill Passed - House (39 - 34)

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