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Senator Ann Millner
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2015
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: 6

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Ann Millner'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. Millner's statistical profile

201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S18S18S18S18S18S18
  Party RRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneAsstWhipAsstWhip
Years in chamber 123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====
 
201520162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Millner 71199128
Chamber average 11.410.110.69.610.29.7
Difference -4.4+0.9-1.6-0.6+1.8-1.7
Comparison Lower==========
 
201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Millner's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 71199128
Bills passed 51178118
Passage rate 71.4%100.0%77.8%88.9%91.7%100.0%
Chamber average 68.2%67.6%73.7%83.3%78.4%70.5%
Difference +3.2+32.4+4.1+5.6+13.3+29.5
Comparison ==HigherHigher====HigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
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 71412201715
Chamber average 12.312.813.414.213.613.3
Difference -5.3+1.2-1.4+5.8+3.4+1.7
Comparison Lower====HigherHigher==
 
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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 8254467273169
Total votes held 951860913926975910
Absentee rate 8.6%6.3%5.0%7.8%7.5%18.6%
Chamber average 11.7%14.0%10.4%13.1%11.2%11.5%
Difference -3.1-7.7-5.4-5.3-3.7+7.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
"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 131091453
Total votes held 951860913926975910
"Nay" rate 1.4%1.2%1.0%1.5%0.5%0.3%
Chamber average 4.8%3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%
Difference -3.4-2.5-1.8-1.7-2.2-2.2
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 88.7%74.6%78.9%78.2%90.7%86.1%
Chamber average 68.5%66.8%67.9%68.2%70.2%70.9%
Difference +20.2+7.8+11.0+10.0+20.5+15.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
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 nananananana
Chamber average nananananana
Difference nananananana
Comparison nananananana
 
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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 22.543.334.427.849.244.4
Chamber average 26.235.725.423.741.634.7
Difference -3.7+7.6+9.0+4.1+7.6+9.7
Comparison ============
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Millner 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) 98.7%98.6%98.8%98.9%99.1%99.2%
Chamber average 95.9%97.1%97.8%97.3%98.1%98.2%
Difference +2.8+1.5+1.0+1.6+1.0+1.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
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) 85.7%88.0%88.9%91.7%87.5%91.2%
Chamber average 82.5%87.1%86.4%85.4%91.8%90.9%
Difference +3.2+0.9+2.5+6.3-4.3+0.3
Comparison ====HigherHigherLower==

Votes on Sen. Millner's bills

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

Sen. Millner's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Millner 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 Millner SB0236 38 37 1.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Millner SB0149S02 32 41 12.3% House/ failed
2016 Millner SB0051 41 29 17.1% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Millner SB0220S01 27 45 25.0% House/ substitute adoption failed from # 1 to # 2
2020 Millner SB0156 45 26 26.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Millner SB0100S01 45 25 28.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Millner SB0083 25 47 30.6% House/ failed
2015 Millner SB0245S01 46 23 33.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SJR003 50 24 35.1% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Millner SB0078S03 50 23 37.0% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Millner's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Millner 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 Millner SJR011 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SJR011 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SJR011 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Millner SJR003 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SJR003 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Millner SB0156 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SB0156 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Millner SB0137S01 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SB0137S01 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Millner SB0137S01 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading