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Senator Jacob L. Anderegg
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2013
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 4
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Jacob L. Anderegg's service in the Utah legislature. I highlight differences from chamber averages using little green and red arrows. The number of arrows is statistically determined. More arrows indicate a larger difference compared to the chamber average, in relation to how much diversity there is among legislators on this metric. If all legislators introduce exactly 5 bills, then a legislator who introduces 10 is very different; if legislators vary wildly in how many bills they introduce (but the average is still 5), then a legislator who introduces 10 bills may be less different from average. The standard deviation measures this diversity.

Sen. Anderegg's statistical profile

20132014201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District H6H6H6H6S13S13S13S13
  Party RRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 12341234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Anderegg 4911810112526
Chamber average 5.86.46.77.010.69.610.29.7
Difference -1.8+2.6+4.3+1.0-0.6+1.4+14.8+16.3
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigher======HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Anderegg's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 4911810112526
Bills passed 3222561617
Passage rate 75.0%22.2%18.2%25.0%50.0%54.5%64.0%65.4%
Chamber average 65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%73.7%83.3%78.4%70.5%
Difference +9.2-30.0-44.8-28.5-23.7-28.8-14.4-5.1
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
 
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Bills floor sponsored. A "floor sponsor" is like a secondary sponsor of a bill. After a bill passes the sponsor's chamber, its sponsor needs to find a "floor sponsor" in the other chamber to usher it through the other chamber.
Total floor sponsored 01521081915
Chamber average 3.53.53.83.313.414.213.613.3
Difference -3.5-2.5+1.2-1.3-3.4-6.2+5.4+1.7
Comparison LowerLower==Lower==LowerHigher==
 
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Missed votes (learn more). Usually missed votes occur because of competing obligations within the legislature, not because the legislator has left the capitol.
Missed votes 644110077155127129124
Total votes held 658664699657913926975910
Absentee rate 9.7%6.2%14.3%11.7%17.0%13.7%13.2%13.6%
Chamber average 5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%10.4%13.1%11.2%11.5%
Difference +3.8+0.0+8.0+5.3+6.6+0.6+2.0+2.1
Comparison Higher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher======
 
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"Nay" votes (learn more). Most floor votes pass by overwhelming majorities, since unpopular bills get weeded out long before they reach the floor. As a result, "nay" votes are rare.
"Nay" votes 5297665528291830
Total votes held 658664699657913926975910
"Nay" rate 7.9%14.6%9.4%8.4%3.1%3.1%1.8%3.3%
Chamber average 7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%
Difference +0.6+7.1+0.8+1.1+0.3-0.1-0.9+0.8
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher==Higher====LowerHigher
 
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Influence or "floor power" (learn more). What percentage of the time is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Floor power score 64.4%45.9%63.0%57.0%75.0%70.9%77.8%80.0%
Chamber average 66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%67.9%68.2%70.2%70.9%
Difference -2.1-21.2-4.3-9.2+7.1+2.7+7.6+9.1
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigher==HigherHigher
 
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Ideology score 1 (from interest group ratings). Half a dozen interest groups release ratings of each legislator after each legislative session. I rescale them all from 0 (most liberal) to 100 (most conservative) and average them together, resulting in the numbers reported here.
Average rating 75.8nanananananana
Chamber average 56.8nanananananana
Difference +19.0nanananananana
Comparison HigherHighernanananananana
 
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Ideology score 2 (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using a widely accepted scaling method, I calculate each legislator's ideology score (called a "NOMINATE" score) after each legislative session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning; they are useful only for comparing two legislators. A legislator with a higher score is more to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
NOMINATE score 69.692.881.777.768.082.188.679.7
Chamber average 7.99.519.025.225.423.741.634.7
Difference +61.7+83.3+62.7+52.5+42.6+58.4+47.0+45.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Anderegg support his/her party? That is, what percentage of the time does the legislator vote with the majority of the other members of his/her party? Scores are usually easily above 90%.
Score (overall) 93.9%85.8%89.3%90.8%96.6%96.6%97.3%96.7%
Chamber average 94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%97.8%97.3%98.1%98.2%
Difference -0.8-8.3-4.5-3.8-1.2-0.7-0.8-1.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Party support score (party-line only) (learn more). This is the same as the "raw" party support score, but we look only at party-line votes when calculating this. A "party-line" vote occurs when the majority of Democrats votes against the majority of Republicans. Although party-line votes are rare, looking at the legislator's party support score in this setting can be revealing.
Score (party-line only) 91.9%90.3%85.3%88.5%82.6%86.0%90.7%90.3%
Chamber average 81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%86.4%85.4%91.8%90.9%
Difference +10.7+10.2+3.4+3.1-3.8+0.6-1.1-0.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLower======

Votes on Sen. Anderegg's bills

Many votes have been held on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg. In the interest of space, I display only the most and least divisive votes held on Sen. Anderegg's bills.

Sen. Anderegg's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg that had the closest vote margin (as a percent of the total votes cast). When there are ties, I list the most recent bills first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2017 Anderegg SB0115S01 13 15 7.1% Senate/ failed
2017 Anderegg SB0115S01 13 16 10.3% Senate/ failed
2018 Anderegg SB0146S02 30 37 10.4% House/ failed
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 15 11 15.4% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 16 11 18.5% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Anderegg SB0185 15 10 20.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 16 10 23.1% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2015 Anderegg HB0063S02 17 10 25.9% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2013 Anderegg HB0391S05 46 27 26.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0118S01 42 24 27.3% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Anderegg's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg that had the widest vote margin (as a percent of the total votes cast). When there are ties, I display the most recent bills first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2020 Anderegg SCR008 28 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2020 Anderegg SCR008 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SCR008 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Anderegg SB0247S03 26 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2020 Anderegg SB0247S03 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0247S03 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Anderegg SB0244S02 25 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2020 Anderegg SB0244S02 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0244S02 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Anderegg SB0236S02 27 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment