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Senator Daniel Hemmert
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2017
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: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Daniel Hemmert'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. Hemmert's statistical profile

2017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S14S14S14S14
  Party RRRR
Leadership NoneNoneWhipWhip
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
2017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Hemmert 6131519
Chamber average 10.69.610.29.7
Difference -4.6+3.4+4.8+9.3
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Hemmert's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 6131519
Bills passed 611910
Passage rate 100.0%84.6%60.0%52.6%
Chamber average 73.7%83.3%78.4%70.5%
Difference +26.3+1.3-18.4-17.9
Comparison HigherHigher==LowerLower
 
2017201820192020
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 10202014
Chamber average 13.414.213.613.3
Difference -3.4+5.8+6.4+0.7
Comparison ==HigherHigher==
 
2017201820192020
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 17180219192
Total votes held 913926975910
Absentee rate 18.7%8.6%22.5%21.1%
Chamber average 10.4%13.1%11.2%11.5%
Difference +8.3-4.5+11.3+9.6
Comparison HigherHigherLowerHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2017201820192020
"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 5191411
Total votes held 913926975910
"Nay" rate 0.5%2.1%1.4%1.2%
Chamber average 2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%
Difference -2.3-1.1-1.3-1.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
2017201820192020
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 83.3%75.4%73.5%85.3%
Chamber average 67.9%68.2%70.2%70.9%
Difference +15.4+7.2+3.3+14.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher
 
2017201820192020
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 nananana
Chamber average nananana
Difference nananana
Comparison nananana
 
2017201820192020
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 42.253.869.676.3
Chamber average 25.423.741.634.7
Difference +16.8+30.1+28.0+41.6
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher
 
2017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Hemmert 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) 99.5%98.2%98.5%98.5%
Chamber average 97.8%97.3%98.1%98.2%
Difference +1.7+0.9+0.4+0.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
2017201820192020
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) 96.1%87.5%87.2%90.0%
Chamber average 86.4%85.4%91.8%90.9%
Difference +9.7+2.1-4.6-0.9
Comparison HigherHigher==Lower==

Votes on Sen. Hemmert's bills

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

Sen. Hemmert's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Hemmert 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 Hemmert SB0121S02 39 32 9.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SB0228S02 46 27 26.0% House/ floor amendment # 2
2019 Hemmert SB0084S01 51 20 43.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SB0134S03 20 52 44.4% House/ failed
2018 Hemmert SJR002 21 7 50.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SB0228S02 57 18 52.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Hemmert SB0180 57 18 52.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Hemmert SB0172S02 20 6 53.8% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Hemmert SJR002 55 14 59.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Hemmert SJR008 20 5 60.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading

Sen. Hemmert's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Hemmert 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 Hemmert SJR016 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SJR016 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Hemmert SJR010S02 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Hemmert SCR013S01 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Hemmert SCR009 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SCR009 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Hemmert SCR009 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Hemmert SB0217 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Hemmert SB0161 29 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2020 Hemmert SB0161 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading