More On Partisanship In The 2009 Utah Senate

Looking at last year’s legislature, Utah Democratic Party Executive Director (and Utah politics guru) Todd Taylor asked, “Would you consider posting or sending me a list of the 58 partisan votes? It is interesting where the difference in the Parties really are versus what people think they are.”

Yes, it is interesting. Overwhelmingly the real differences are on schools and conservation of Utah’s environment.  Guns, gays, war, and tax rates aren’t as controversial in the legislature as campaign ads would have you believe.

Seven bills here focus on school funding, teacher licensing, teacher pay, classroom expenses, and the like.  Republicans want to set standards and require uniform policies;  Democrats want to respect the experience of individual teachers and support local control.

Six bills focus on public lands, water rights, outdoor quality of life, and clean air and water.  Dems want us to have clean air and water and open space;  Republicans want to defer those priorities in favor of industry and development.

Three bills each focus on access to health care, access to justice in the courts, and voting rights.

Then there are two futile message bills about abortion and one bill each on immigration, ethics in government, the right to organize a union, consumer protection, professional licensing, and attempts to reform convicted criminals.

Bill Action
1st sub HB 126 PASSAGE ON SECOND
1st sub HB 173 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
1st sub HB 2 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
1st sub HB 90 PASSAGE ON THIRD
1st sub HJR 8 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
1st sub SB 53 PASSAGE ON THIRD
1st sub SB 53 PASSAGE ON THIRD
1st sub SB 69 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
1st sub SJR 16 PASSAGE ON THIRD
1st sub SJR 16 PASSAGE ON SECOND
2nd sub HB 100 PASSAGE ON THIRD
2nd sub HB 100 PASSAGE ON SECOND
2nd sub SB 208 PASSAGE ON THIRD
2nd sub SB 208 PASSAGE ON SECOND
3rd sub SB 208 CONCUR WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT
HB 179 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 179 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 197 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
HB 198 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 222 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 222 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 241 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 27 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 278 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 278 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 328 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 345 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 390 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 390 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 412 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HB 412 PASSAGE ON SECOND
HB 445 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
HCR 8 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
HJR 7 PASSAGE ON THIRD
HJR 7 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 111 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 173 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 173 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 176 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 214 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 214 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 216 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
SB 223 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 225 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 241 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
SB 4 PASSAGE 2 & 3 UNDER SUSP. RULES
SB 48 PASSAGE 2 UNDER SUSP. OF RULES
SB 48 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 61 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 61 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 77 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SB 77 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SB 79 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SCR 1 ADOPT CONFERENCE COMMITEE REPORT
SJR 14 PASSAGE ON THIRD
SJR 14 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SR 2 PASSAGE ON SECOND
SR 2 PASSAGE ON THIRD
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2 Responses to More On Partisanship In The 2009 Utah Senate

  1. RC says:

    Ditto. Thanks.

  2. Todd says:

    Thank you. I can’t wait to look closer at each of these. Looking forward to the House info. 🙂

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