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Representative Kim Coleman
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2015
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 6
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Kim Coleman'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.

Rep. Coleman's statistical profile

201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H42H42H42H42H42H42
  Party RRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====
 
201520162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Coleman 371411147
Chamber average 6.77.06.77.17.37.3
Difference -3.7-0.0+7.3+3.9+6.7-0.3
Comparison Lower==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Coleman's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 371411147
Bills passed 105241
Passage rate 33.3%0.0%35.7%18.2%28.6%14.3%
Chamber average 63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference -29.7-53.5-25.7-35.2-34.9-43.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
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 111220
Chamber average 3.83.33.63.43.43.1
Difference -2.8-2.3-2.6-1.4-1.4-3.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
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 305143656751
Total votes held 699657727734752698
Absentee rate 4.3%7.8%5.9%8.9%8.9%7.3%
Chamber average 6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -2.0+1.4+0.7+0.9+2.5+0.2
Comparison ========Higher==
 
201520162017201820192020
"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 694646567174
Total votes held 699657727734752698
"Nay" rate 9.9%7.0%6.3%7.6%9.4%10.6%
Chamber average 8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference +1.3-0.3-0.8+1.1+2.9+3.6
Comparison Higher====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
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 65.2%59.6%68.4%55.3%61.5%60.4%
Chamber average 67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference -2.1-6.6+1.6-11.0-6.8-6.6
Comparison ==Lower==LowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
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 nananananana
Chamber average nananananana
Difference nananananana
Comparison nananananana
 
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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 71.370.863.662.873.285.1
Chamber average 19.025.220.79.816.117.4
Difference +52.3+45.6+42.9+53.0+57.1+67.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Coleman 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) 92.1%93.4%94.3%92.5%92.4%92.4%
Chamber average 93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference -1.7-1.2-0.6-1.3-3.0-2.4
Comparison LowerLower====LowerLowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
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) 89.8%93.8%90.8%92.8%90.9%98.4%
Chamber average 81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference +7.9+8.4+3.7+9.8+6.3+14.9
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Votes on Rep. Coleman's bills

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

Rep. Coleman's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Coleman 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
2018 Coleman HB0116S02 11 11 0.0% Senate/ failed
2019 Coleman HB0069 35 39 5.4% House/ failed
2017 Coleman HB0326 32 38 8.6% House/ failed
2020 Coleman HB0394S04 13 16 10.3% Senate/ failed
2018 Coleman HB0254S01 41 33 10.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Coleman HB0132S01 39 31 11.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Coleman HB0394S04 41 32 12.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Coleman HB0394S02 32 41 12.3% House/ failed
2015 Coleman HB0197S01 16 12 14.3% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0093S05 29 40 15.9% House/ failed

Rep. Coleman's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Coleman 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 Coleman HB0386S01 71 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Coleman HB0134 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Coleman HB0134 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Coleman HB0134 60 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0346 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2019 Coleman HB0346 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0165 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0165 69 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0156S02 18 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Coleman HB0156S02 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading