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Representative Rebecca D. Lockhart
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 1999
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2014
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2014: 16
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2014: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart'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. Lockhart's statistical profile

20072008200920102011201220132014
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H64H64H64H64H64H64H64H64
  Party RRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneAsstWhipAsstWhipSpeakerSpeakerSpeakerSpeaker
Years in chamber 910111213141516
Years comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Lockhart 1282150000
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.4
Difference +5.9+1.9-3.9+8.9-6.3-6.4-5.8-6.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherLowerLowerHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Lockhart's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 1282150000
Bills passed 972130000
Passage rate 75.0%87.5%100.0%86.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%
Difference +24.4+34.7+40.1+25.8-55.0-54.3-65.8-52.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 12891120
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.5
Difference -2.1-1.2+5.2+6.2-2.3-2.1-1.5-3.5
Comparison Lower==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 11661264521083157147
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664
Absentee rate 19.3%9.9%4.3%7.3%32.3%12.7%23.9%22.1%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%
Difference +11.0+1.6-1.7+0.5+25.2+7.0+18.0+15.9
Comparison HigherHigher==Lower==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 3325404837392427
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664
"Nay" rate 5.5%4.1%6.7%7.8%5.7%6.0%3.6%4.1%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%
Difference -1.7-1.9-1.4+0.4-2.7-1.8-3.7-3.4
Comparison LowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 68.3%76.9%69.6%62.2%70.5%67.7%80.9%79.4%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%
Difference +1.8+8.0+3.1-6.8+1.4+0.2+14.4+12.3
Comparison ==Higher==Lower====HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 77.360.781.380.880.769.076.2na
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8na
Difference +20.4+14.1+26.1+20.0+12.2+11.7+19.4na
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherna
 
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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 69.752.054.048.941.554.133.841.1
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.5
Difference +66.0+54.5+50.1+53.8+40.6+45.0+25.9+31.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Lockhart 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) 94.6%95.7%95.5%94.4%92.3%94.9%97.8%96.5%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%
Difference +0.1+0.3+1.2-0.3-1.4+0.6+3.1+2.4
Comparison ====Higher==Lower==HigherHigherHigher
 
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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) 88.7%92.6%93.2%93.8%89.0%91.9%90.2%96.7%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%
Difference +9.4+10.9+11.8+9.5+3.9+9.2+9.0+16.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Lockhart's bills

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

Rep. Lockhart's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Lockhart 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
2008 Lockhart HB0356 15 12 11.1% Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension)
2007 Lockhart HB0402S01 17 11 21.4% Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension)
2007 Lockhart HB0265 47 23 34.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Lockhart HB0314S02 49 18 46.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Lockhart HB0383S01 44 16 46.7% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2010 Lockhart HB0037 54 17 52.1% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Lockhart HB0356 59 13 63.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Lockhart HB0314S02 60 11 69.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2008 Lockhart HB0160 61 10 71.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Lockhart HB0037 25 3 78.6% Senate/ passed 2nd reading

Rep. Lockhart's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Lockhart 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
2010 Lockhart SB0154S01 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2010 Lockhart SB0088S05 25 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2010 Lockhart SB0088S05 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Lockhart HCR015 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2010 Lockhart HCR015 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Lockhart HCR011 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2010 Lockhart HCR011 62 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Lockhart HB0438 21 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2010 Lockhart HB0337 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2010 Lockhart HB0311S01 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading