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Bills and workload in the Utah Legislature, 2007-2020

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 Trend
Bills actually introduced (#) 733744704713782765748786831819810817842832
   Avg day of introduction 9.29.211.112.415.514.114.714.013.813.712.212.813.315.4
   # introduced on first day 292328256226191215222245269282279309245264
   # introduced in first week 392410339309272285292326345376371392405347
   # introduced in first two weeks 546551488449403431393442467461490487497421
   # introduced in last three weeks 505491110174150162159170177108146180221
   # introduced in last two weeks 16213534785761466162446483108
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%
   % 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%
   % that passed and were enrolled 58%59%64%67%64%62%70%62%64%58%66%65%68%61%
   % that passed 1+ floor votes but 19%18%12%6%8%12%5%13%11%14%12%12%7%10%
      died without a negative vote
Bills that came to a floor vote 577586554541585584581606646609649650643609
   Avg day of first vote 25.423.325.625.426.826.726.229.628.027.527.426.425.327.0
   Avg age of bill at first vote 17.915.915.614.413.113.613.616.816.015.917.216.214.814.5
Bills that passed and were enrolled 423436450481504478524484528475535533574510
   Avg day of final passage 36.735.935.936.836.436.436.838.737.437.437.936.836.438.1
   Avg age of bill when passed 30.028.726.326.023.224.224.426.426.427.728.426.926.125.8

Week-by-week analysis: Number of bills introduced

  2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020 Average
Week 1 392410339309272285292326345376371392405347347
Week 2 15414114914013114610111612285119959274119
Week 3 736064778590907710776102919110585
Week 4 64796177120941031088710511093748590
Week 5 34335676969310111310911564829711384
Week 6 101111166143513446503646739842
Week 7 6102418171410121512818101013

Week-by-week analysis: Number of bills passed

  2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020 Average
Week 1 1411031033015413
Week 2 141023152829131210151016362819
Week 3 332445334642391840494052462738
Week 4 355444535538553751254958453145
Week 5 577249613047526768596340726757
Week 6 69967610410384957179717176645580
Week 7 214176212214242235260276277256301286307301254