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Representative Curtis Oda
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2005
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2016
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2016: 12
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2016: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Curtis Oda'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. Oda's statistical profile

2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H14H14H14H14H14H14H14H14H14H14
  Party RRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 3456789101112
Years comparison LowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Oda 101114986710910
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.46.77.0
Difference +3.9+4.9+8.1+2.9+1.7-0.4+1.2+3.6+2.3+3.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherHigherHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Oda's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 101114986710910
Bills passed 7897656746
Passage rate 70.0%72.7%64.3%77.8%75.0%83.3%85.7%70.0%44.4%60.0%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%
Difference +19.4+19.9+4.4+16.9+20.0+29.0+19.9+17.8-18.6+6.5
Comparison HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLower==
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 210514515515
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.53.83.3
Difference -1.1+6.8+2.2+11.2+1.7-2.1+1.5+1.5-2.8+1.7
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLowerHigherHigherLowerHigher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 22323019412958372435
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657
Absentee rate 3.7%5.2%5.0%3.1%6.3%4.5%8.8%5.6%3.4%5.3%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%
Difference -4.6-3.1-1.0-3.7-0.8-1.2+2.9-0.6-2.9-1.1
Comparison LowerLower==Lower====Higher==Lower==
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
"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 31435049404660587340
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657
"Nay" rate 5.1%7.0%8.3%8.0%6.1%7.1%9.1%8.7%10.4%6.1%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%
Difference -2.1+1.0+0.2+0.6-2.3-0.7+1.8+1.2+1.8-1.2
Comparison LowerHigher====Lower==HigherHigherHigherLower
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 79.2%68.4%68.3%70.9%76.7%62.6%63.3%63.6%65.0%71.6%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%
Difference +12.7-0.5+1.8+1.9+7.6-4.9-3.2-3.5-2.3+5.4
Comparison Higher======HigherLower==Lower==Higher
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 79.377.574.073.584.087.679.8nanana
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8nanana
Difference +22.4+30.9+18.8+12.7+15.5+30.3+23.0nanana
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHighernanana
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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 63.267.065.653.738.559.560.465.367.862.4
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.519.025.2
Difference +59.5+69.5+61.7+58.6+37.6+50.4+52.5+55.8+48.8+37.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Oda 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) 96.4%93.3%93.9%94.3%94.3%94.4%94.7%91.4%92.4%94.8%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%
Difference +1.9-2.1-0.4-0.4+0.6+0.1-0.0-2.7-1.4+0.2
Comparison HigherLowerLower==========LowerLower==
 
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
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) 94.5%91.4%94.4%95.7%93.8%91.3%97.3%86.2%92.3%92.1%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%
Difference +15.2+9.7+13.0+11.4+8.7+8.6+16.1+6.1+10.4+6.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Oda's bills

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

Rep. Oda's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Oda 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
2010 Oda HB0068 39 32 9.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Oda HB0210S01 44 28 22.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Oda HB0161 44 25 27.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Oda HB0067S01 50 24 35.1% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Oda HB0067S01 51 22 39.7% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2016 Oda HB0453S01 52 22 40.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Oda HB0075S01 19 8 40.7% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Oda HB0289S02 50 20 42.9% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2010 Oda HB0289S02 53 18 49.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Oda HB0276 54 17 52.1% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Oda's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Oda 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
2016 Oda HB0410 62 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0258S02 70 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2016 Oda HB0258S02 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0258S02 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2016 Oda HB0258S02 69 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0103S01 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0103S01 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0049 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Oda HB0049 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2016 Oda HB0049 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading