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Bills and workload in the Utah Legislature, 2007-2021

The materials below summarize the number of bills (including resolutions) considered by the Utah legislature in recent years. Some clarifications:

Key observations:

Key charts

First some charts, then the raw data.

Data tables

  2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021 Trend
Bills actually introduced (#) 733744704713782765748786831819810817842832768
   Avg day of introduction 9.29.211.112.415.514.114.714.013.813.712.212.813.315.413.5
   # introduced on first day 292328256226191215222245269282279309245264319
   # introduced in first week 392410339309272285292326345376371392405347361
   # introduced in first two weeks 546551488449403431393442467461490487497421429
   # introduced in last three weeks 505491110174150162159170177108146180221182
   # introduced in last two weeks 16213534785761466162446483108107
How bills fare after introduction
   % that had at least one floor vote 79%79%79%76%75%76%78%77%78%74%80%80%76%73%77%
   % that failed in a floor vote 2.2%2.3%2.4%2.0%1.9%2.4%2.5%2.8%3.2%2.1%1.9%2.0%1.5%2.3%3.3%
   % that passed and were enrolled 58%59%64%67%64%62%70%62%64%58%66%65%68%61%65%
   % that passed 1+ floor votes but 19%18%12%6%8%12%5%13%11%14%12%12%7%10%8%
      died without a negative vote
Bills that came to a floor vote 577586554541585584581606646609649650643609589
   Avg day of first vote 25.423.325.625.426.826.726.229.628.027.527.426.425.327.025.1
   Avg age of bill at first vote 17.915.915.614.413.113.613.616.816.015.917.216.214.814.514.4
Bills that passed and were enrolled 423436450481504478524484528475535533574510502
   Avg day of final passage 36.735.935.936.836.436.436.838.737.437.437.936.836.438.137.9
   Avg age of bill when passed 30.028.726.326.023.224.224.426.426.427.728.426.926.125.827.5

Week-by-week analysis: Number of bills introduced

  2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021 Average
Week 1 392410339309272285292326345376371392405347361348
Week 2 1541411491401311461011161228511995927468116
Week 3 73606477859090771077610291911058585
Week 4 6479617712094103108871051109374857289
Week 5 3433567696931011131091156482971137584
Week 6 10111116614351344650364673988245
Week 7 610241817141012151281810102514

Week-by-week analysis: Number of bills passed

  2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021 Average
Week 1 14110310330154143
Week 2 14102315282913121015101636281518
Week 3 33244533464239184049405246273138
Week 4 35544453553855375125495845314145
Week 5 57724961304752676859634072675357
Week 6 6996761041038495717971717664555378
Week 7 214176212214242235260276277256301286307301305257