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Representative Brian S. King
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2009
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 14
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Brian S. King'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. King's statistical profile

20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28H28
  Party DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Leadership NoneNoneAsstWhipAsstWhipNoneNoneMinLdrMinLdrMinLdrMinLdrMinLdrMinLdrMinLdrMinLdr
Years in chamber 1234567891011121314
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by King 53347673856698
Chamber average 5.96.16.36.45.86.46.77.06.77.17.37.36.67.1
Difference -0.9-3.1-3.3-2.4+1.2-0.4+0.3-4.0+1.3-2.1-1.3-1.3+2.4+0.9
Comparison ==LowerLowerLower======Lower==Lower==LowerHigher==
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. King's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 53347673856698
Bills passed 10130222313122
Passage rate 20%0.0%33%75%0.0%33%29%67%38%20%50%17%22%25%
Chamber average 60%61%55%54%66%52%63%54%61%53%63%58%60%58%
Difference -39.9-60.9-22.0+21-65.8-19.2-34.0+13-23.4-33.4-13.5-40.6-37.8-33.2
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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 21161301331102
Chamber average 2.82.83.33.13.53.53.83.33.63.43.43.13.13.0
Difference -0.8-1.8-2.3+2.9-2.5-0.5-3.8-2.3-0.6-0.4-2.4-2.1-3.1-1.0
Comparison ==LowerLowerHigherLower==LowerLower====LowerLowerLower==
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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 910441581254815703527353727
Total votes held 600614651651658664699657727734752698666711
Absentee rate 1.5%1.6%6.8%2.3%12%3.8%6.9%2.3%9.6%4.8%3.6%5.0%5.6%3.8%
Chamber average 6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%
Difference -4.5-5.2-0.3-3.4+6.1-2.4+0.6-4.1+4.4-3.2-2.8-2.1-0.5-1.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower==LowerHigherHigherLower==LowerHigher==Lower======
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
"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 6968947760628991935757536459
Total votes held 600614651651658664699657727734752698666711
"Nay" rate 12%11%14%12%9.1%9.3%13%14%13%7.8%7.6%7.6%9.6%8.3%
Chamber average 8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%
Difference +3.9+3.6+5.6+4.2+1.8+1.8+4.4+6.7+5.9+1.3+1.1+0.6+1.9+1.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Winning side rate (learn more). What percentage of the time (excluding near-unanimous votes) is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Winning side rate 51%57%45%54%51%61%60%55%52%61%52%67%42%54%
Chamber average 66%69%69%67%67%67%67%66%67%66%68%67%66%67%
Difference -16.0-12.0-24.4-13.5-15.7-6.1-7.5-11.0-14.7-5.5-16.0+0.0-24.3-12.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLower
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Ideology score (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using W-NOMINATE algorithm developed by Congressional scholars, I calculate each legislator's relative ideology after each General Session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning. They are only relative: A legislator with a higher score is to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. Scores may be compared only within a single chamber and a single year. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
Contact me for scores. They get misinterpreted often enough that I now provide them only to political scientists.
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. King 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%96%96%97%97%98%98%98%96%98%98%97%97%97%
Chamber average 94%95%94%94%95%94%94%95%95%94%95%95%94%95%
Difference +1.6+1.3+2.0+3.0+2.0+3.5+3.7+3.2+1.1+3.9+2.7+2.6+3.8+1.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==Higher
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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) 88%94%89%91%89%91%90%96%86%83%88%89%88%89%
Chamber average 81%84%85%83%81%80%82%85%87%83%85%83%85%84%
Difference +6.3+10+3.4+8.7+7.4+11+7.8+10-1.5-0.4+3.2+5.4+3.7+4.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherHigher==Higher

Votes on Rep. King's bills

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

Rep. King's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. King 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
2014 King HB0140 38 36 2.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 King HB0297 35 38 4.1% House/ failed
2017 King HB0178 38 34 5.6% House/ floor amendment # 1
2021 King HR0001 33 38 7.0% House/ failed
2009 King HB0133 34 40 8.1% House/ failed
2013 King HB0274 41 33 11% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 King HB0060S02 31 40 13% House/ failed
2014 King HB0097 41 30 15% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2015 King HB0301S01 29 43 19% House/ failed
2012 King HB0101S01 42 28 20% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. King's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. King 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
2022 King HB0277 22 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 King HB0277 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 King HB0277 69 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 King HB0065S01 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 King HB0218S03 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 King HB0435 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 King HB0435 73 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 King HB0316 66 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 King HB0279S01 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 King HB0342 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension