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Senator Luz Robles Escamilla
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2009
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 12

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Luz Robles Escamilla'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. Escamilla's statistical profile

200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1
  Party DDDDDDDDDDDD
Leadership CaucusMgrCaucusMgrNoneNoneCaucusMgrCaucusMgrAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipWhipWhip
Years in chamber 123456789101112
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower============HigherHigher
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Escamilla 7748138767687
Chamber average 9.08.910.69.810.810.611.410.110.69.610.29.7
Difference -2.0-1.9-6.6-1.8+2.2-2.6-4.4-4.1-3.6-3.6-2.2-2.7
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Escamilla's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 7748138767687
Bills passed 131352445575
Passage rate 14.3%42.9%25.0%37.5%38.5%25.0%57.1%66.7%71.4%83.3%87.5%71.4%
Chamber average 62.8%68.6%70.2%71.7%65.4%69.7%68.2%67.6%73.7%83.3%78.4%70.5%
Difference -48.5-25.7-45.2-34.2-26.9-44.7-11.1-0.9-2.3+0.0+9.1+0.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower======Higher==
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 4014235678127
Chamber average 11.111.011.411.811.111.512.312.813.414.213.613.3
Difference -7.1-11.0-10.4-7.8-9.1-8.5-7.3-6.8-6.4-6.2-1.6-6.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==Lower
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 8211222582225149958911816810297
Total votes held 807786940890940840951860913926975910
Absentee rate 10.2%14.2%23.9%9.2%23.9%17.7%10.0%10.3%12.9%18.1%10.5%10.7%
Chamber average 11.1%11.9%14.4%9.9%11.1%11.5%11.7%14.0%10.4%13.1%11.2%11.5%
Difference -0.9+2.3+9.5-0.7+12.8+6.2-1.7-3.7+2.5+5.0-0.7-0.8
Comparison ====Higher==HigherHigherHigher====HigherHigher====
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
"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 735683765047775955545237
Total votes held 807786940890940840951860913926975910
"Nay" rate 9.0%7.1%8.8%8.5%5.3%5.6%8.1%6.9%6.0%5.8%5.3%4.1%
Chamber average 4.1%4.6%3.4%4.8%3.7%3.6%4.8%3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%
Difference +4.9+2.5+5.4+3.7+1.6+2.0+3.3+3.2+3.2+2.6+2.6+1.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 38.8%42.6%23.2%46.7%53.6%65.3%46.5%42.6%51.4%53.7%39.3%45.9%
Chamber average 69.6%70.2%71.7%70.5%68.6%67.3%68.5%66.8%67.9%68.2%70.2%70.9%
Difference -30.8-27.6-48.5-23.8-15.0-2.0-22.0-24.2-16.5-14.5-30.9-25.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 41.538.537.025.233.8nanananananana
Chamber average 60.569.373.559.264.3nanananananana
Difference -19.0-30.8-36.5-34.0-30.5nanananananana
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowernanananananana
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 -80.3-91.6-94.5-94.0-90.7-81.2-85.4-89.5-91.3-84.4-91.9-96.1
Chamber average 36.628.044.032.124.932.626.235.725.423.741.634.7
Difference -116.9-119.6-138.5-126.1-115.6-113.8-111.6-125.2-116.7-108.1-133.5-130.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Escamilla 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) 96.8%98.2%97.0%97.1%98.0%97.1%98.6%98.9%98.2%98.0%99.4%98.5%
Chamber average 97.2%97.1%97.8%96.5%97.0%96.7%95.9%97.1%97.8%97.3%98.1%98.2%
Difference -0.4+1.1-0.8+0.6+1.0+0.4+2.7+1.8+0.4+0.7+1.3+0.3
Comparison ==HigherLower==Higher==HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigher==
 
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
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) 94.5%98.2%95.5%93.4%93.8%86.1%100.0%100.0%88.5%93.8%100.0%93.5%
Chamber average 89.5%88.5%91.2%88.0%85.0%84.1%82.5%87.1%86.4%85.4%91.8%90.9%
Difference +5.0+9.7+4.3+5.4+8.8+2.0+17.5+12.9+2.1+8.4+8.2+2.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Sen. Escamilla's bills

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

Sen. Escamilla's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Escamilla 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
2013 Escamilla SB0114 15 14 3.4% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2009 Escamilla SB0225 15 14 3.4% Senate/ pass 3rd
2011 Escamilla SB0277 13 14 3.7% Senate/ failed
2010 Escamilla SB0044S02 13 14 3.7% Senate/ failed
2015 Escamilla SJR001 38 34 5.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Escamilla SB0085 13 15 7.1% Senate/ failed
2015 Escamilla SB0208 12 14 7.7% Senate/ failed
2016 Escamilla SB0125S01 13 11 8.3% Senate/ failed
2011 Escamilla SB0277 13 11 8.3% Senate/ failed
2018 Escamilla SB0129 38 30 11.8% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Escamilla's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Escamilla 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 Escamilla SB0212 71 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Escamilla SB0212 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Escamilla SB0165 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Escamilla SB0165 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Escamilla SB0165 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Escamilla SB0112S02 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Escamilla SB0097 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Escamilla SB0225 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Escamilla SB0225 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Escamilla SB0225 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading