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Representative Brad L. Dee
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2003
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2016
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2016: 14
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2016: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Brad L. Dee'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. Dee's statistical profile

2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H11H11H11H11H11H11H11H11H11H11
  Party RRRRRRRRRR
Leadership AsstWhipAsstWhipWhipWhipMajLdrMajLdrMajLdrMajLdrNoneNone
Years in chamber 567891011121314
Years comparison ====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Dee 776781014659
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.46.77.0
Difference +0.9+0.9+0.1+0.9+1.7+3.6+8.2-0.4-1.7+2.0
Comparison ========HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==LowerHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Dee's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 776781014659
Bills passed 75566713556
Passage rate 100.0%71.4%83.3%85.7%75.0%70.0%92.9%83.3%100.0%66.7%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%
Difference +49.4+18.6+23.4+24.8+20.0+15.7+27.1+31.1+37.0+13.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 35146868874
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.53.83.3
Difference -0.1+1.8+11.2+3.2+4.7+2.9+4.5+4.5+3.2+0.7
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 7148355269526497170112
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657
Absentee rate 11.8%7.8%5.8%8.5%10.6%8.0%9.7%14.6%24.3%17.0%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%
Difference +3.5-0.5-0.2+1.7+3.5+2.3+3.8+8.4+18.0+10.6
Comparison Higher======HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
"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 28232732394038394032
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657
"Nay" rate 4.7%3.7%4.5%5.2%6.0%6.1%5.8%5.9%5.7%4.9%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%
Difference -2.5-2.3-3.6-2.2-2.4-1.7-1.5-1.6-2.9-2.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 79.7%87.0%81.4%72.3%75.8%68.5%67.9%76.1%83.0%77.5%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%
Difference +13.2+18.1+14.9+3.3+6.7+1.0+1.4+9.0+15.7+11.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==Higher====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 62.751.365.568.768.066.463.6nanana
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8nanana
Difference +5.8+4.7+10.3+7.9-0.5+9.1+6.8nanana
Comparison ====HigherHigher==HigherHighernanana
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 15.112.126.927.926.246.928.628.123.037.9
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.519.025.2
Difference +11.4+14.6+23.0+32.8+25.3+37.8+20.7+18.6+4.0+12.7
Comparison ====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Dee 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) 95.5%97.4%95.0%96.3%95.0%95.2%96.5%95.6%95.8%95.6%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%
Difference +1.0+2.0+0.7+1.6+1.3+0.9+1.8+1.5+2.0+1.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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) 73.1%87.0%78.9%90.8%89.0%87.7%84.7%88.3%85.7%88.8%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%
Difference -6.2+5.3-2.5+6.5+3.9+5.0+3.5+8.2+3.8+3.4
Comparison LowerHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Dee's bills

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

Rep. Dee's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Dee 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
2016 Dee HB0348S02 13 13 0.0% Senate/ failed
2016 Dee HJR018 38 37 1.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Dee HB0020S02 14 13 3.7% Senate/ circled
2014 Dee HB0020S02 15 13 7.1% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Dee HB0345 16 13 10.3% Senate/ pass 3rd
2016 Dee HB0348S02 15 12 11.1% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2015 Dee HB0447S02 40 31 12.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Dee HB0020S02 41 28 18.8% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2014 Dee HB0020S02 18 11 24.1% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Dee HB0020S02 28 46 24.3% House/ floor amendment failed

Rep. Dee's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Dee 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
2016 Dee HB0401 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Dee HB0380S03 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2016 Dee HB0245 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Dee HB0245 71 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Dee HB0165 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2016 Dee HB0154 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Dee HB0008S01 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2016 Dee HB0008S01 74 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Dee HB0343S02 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2015 Dee HB0078 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading