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Representative Craig Hall
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: 8
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Craig Hall'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. Hall's statistical profile

20132014201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H33H33H33H33H33H33H33H33
  Party RRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 12345678
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Hall 786101071413
Chamber average 5.86.46.77.06.77.17.37.3
Difference +1.2+1.6-0.7+3.0+3.3-0.1+6.7+5.7
Comparison ==Higher==HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Hall's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 786101071413
Bills passed 72578585
Passage rate 100.0%25.0%83.3%70.0%80.0%71.4%57.1%38.5%
Chamber average 65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference +34.2-27.2+20.3+16.5+18.6+18.0-6.4-19.1
Comparison HigherHigherLowerHigherHigherHigherHigher==Lower
 
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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 43213658
Chamber average 3.53.53.83.33.63.43.43.1
Difference +0.5-0.5-1.8-2.3-0.6+2.6+1.6+4.9
Comparison ====LowerLower==HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 18162317213118
Total votes held 658664699657727734752698
Absentee rate 2.7%2.4%3.3%2.6%0.3%1.8%1.5%1.1%
Chamber average 5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -3.2-3.8-3.0-3.8-4.9-6.2-4.9-6.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 3630513545413232
Total votes held 658664699657727734752698
"Nay" rate 5.5%4.5%7.3%5.3%6.2%5.6%4.3%4.6%
Chamber average 7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference -1.8-3.0-1.3-2.0-0.9-0.9-2.2-2.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower====LowerLower
 
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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 65.6%73.1%64.7%69.8%65.0%69.4%74.5%74.3%
Chamber average 66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference -0.9+6.0-2.6+3.6-1.8+3.1+6.2+7.3
Comparison ==Higher==Higher====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 47.3nanananananana
Chamber average 56.8nanananananana
Difference -9.5nanananananana
Comparison Lowernanananananana
 
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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 -3.2-5.4-16.23.916.6-17.7-9.7-14.6
Chamber average 7.99.519.025.220.79.816.117.4
Difference -11.1-14.9-35.2-21.3-4.1-27.5-25.8-32.0
Comparison ====LowerLower==LowerLowerLower
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Hall 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) 94.5%94.7%92.0%94.5%94.1%94.3%94.6%94.6%
Chamber average 94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference -0.2+0.6-1.8-0.1-0.8+0.5-0.8-0.2
Comparison ====Lower==========
 
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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) 64.0%61.2%52.2%66.3%71.6%62.9%59.0%50.0%
Chamber average 81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference -17.2-18.9-29.7-19.1-15.5-20.1-25.6-33.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Rep. Hall's bills

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

Rep. Hall's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Hall 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
2019 Hall HB0168 34 35 1.4% House/ substitute adoption failed from # 0 to # 1
2017 Hall HB0132S01 30 40 14.3% House/ failed
2013 Hall HB0378S01 43 30 17.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Hall HB0160S03 44 28 22.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Hall HB0084S01 11 18 24.1% Senate/ failed
2020 Hall HB0086 43 25 26.5% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Hall HB0086 49 26 30.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Hall HB0081S02 48 25 31.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0262S02 48 23 35.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Hall HB0168 23 50 37.0% House/ failed

Rep. Hall's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Hall 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 Hall HB0383S01 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0262S02 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Hall HB0102S01 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Hall HB0102S01 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0098S01 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0098S01 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Hall HB0086 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0086 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Hall HB0084 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hall HB0022 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading