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Representative Lynn N. Hemingway
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2007
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2018
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2018: 11
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2018: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway'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. Hemingway's statistical profile

20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H40H40H40H40H40H40H40H40H40H40H40
  Party DDDDDDDDDDD
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234567891011
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Hemingway 12322214240
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.47.06.77.1
Difference -5.1-4.1-2.9-4.1-4.3-4.4-4.8-2.4-5.0-2.7-7.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Hemingway's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 12322214240
Bills passed 01101100120
Passage rate 0.0%50.0%33.3%0.0%50.0%50.0%0.0%0.0%50.0%50.0%0.0%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%53.5%61.4%53.4%
Difference -50.6-2.8-26.6-60.9-5.0-4.3-65.8-52.2-3.5-11.4-53.4
Comparison LowerLower==LowerLowerLower====LowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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 20110102100
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.53.33.63.4
Difference -1.1-3.2-1.8-1.8-3.3-2.1-3.5-1.5-2.3-3.6-3.4
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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 13232030752748576221734
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664657727734
Absentee rate 2.2%3.7%3.3%4.9%11.5%4.1%7.3%8.6%9.4%2.9%100.0%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.4%5.2%8.0%
Difference -6.1-4.6-2.7-1.9+4.4-1.6+1.4+2.4+3.0-2.3+92.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLower==HigherHigherLowerHigherHigherHigher
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
"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 63556662898561627887na
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664657727734
"Nay" rate 10.5%8.9%11.0%10.1%13.7%13.1%9.3%9.3%11.9%12.0%0.0%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%7.3%7.1%6.5%
Difference +3.3+2.9+2.9+2.7+5.3+5.3+2.0+1.8+4.6+4.9-6.5
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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 44.6%48.3%57.3%54.0%41.6%48.0%48.3%55.7%53.9%54.0%0.0%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%66.2%66.8%66.3%
Difference -21.9-20.6-9.2-15.0-27.5-19.5-18.2-11.4-12.3-12.8-66.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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 36.521.829.525.822.033.022.5nananana
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8nananana
Difference -20.4-24.8-25.7-35.0-46.5-24.3-34.3nananana
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowernananana
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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 -71.4-77.0-66.0-92.8-83.5-85.5-86.1-86.9-72.2-79.1na
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.525.220.79.8
Difference -75.1-74.5-69.9-87.9-84.4-94.6-94.0-96.4-97.4-99.8na
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerna
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Hemingway 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) 97.3%96.8%95.8%97.4%97.4%96.6%97.5%96.7%97.1%96.4%0.0%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%94.6%94.9%93.8%
Difference +2.8+1.4+1.5+2.7+3.7+2.3+2.8+2.6+2.5+1.5-93.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014201620172018
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) 89.2%81.0%80.0%94.1%95.7%91.4%95.6%88.7%91.1%83.3%0.0%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%85.4%87.1%83.0%
Difference +9.9-0.7-1.4+9.8+10.6+8.7+14.4+8.6+5.7-3.8-83.0
Comparison Higher====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Rep. Hemingway's bills

Only 9 bills sponsored by Rep. Hemingway have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Rep. Hemingway sponsored. The votes are sorted by vote margin, with the most divisive votes listed first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2007 Hemingway HB0416S01 45 27 25.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Hemingway HB0251 49 20 42.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Hemingway HB0303 55 19 48.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2012 Hemingway HB0263 23 6 58.6% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2012 Hemingway HB0263 23 5 64.3% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2008 Hemingway HB0085 62 7 79.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Hemingway HB0135S01 64 6 82.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Hemingway HB0142 70 2 94.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Hemingway HB0429 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Hemingway HB0429 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading