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Senator Aaron Osmond
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2012
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2015
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2015: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2015: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Aaron Osmond'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. Osmond's statistical profile

2012201320142015
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S10S10S10S10
  Party RRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
2012201320142015
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Osmond 11101722
Chamber average 9.810.810.611.4
Difference +1.2-0.8+6.4+10.6
Comparison ====HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2012201320142015
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Osmond's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 11101722
Bills passed 561311
Passage rate 45.5%60.0%76.5%50.0%
Chamber average 71.7%65.4%69.7%68.2%
Difference -26.2-5.4+6.8-18.2
Comparison LowerLower====Lower
 
2012201320142015
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 14141019
Chamber average 11.811.111.512.3
Difference +2.2+2.9-1.5+6.7
Comparison ==Higher==Higher
 
2012201320142015
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 66714398
Total votes held 890940840951
Absentee rate 7.4%7.6%5.1%10.3%
Chamber average 9.9%11.1%11.5%11.7%
Difference -2.5-3.5-6.4-1.4
Comparison LowerLowerLower==
 
2012201320142015
"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 2212722
Total votes held 890940840951
"Nay" rate 2.5%1.3%0.8%2.3%
Chamber average 4.8%3.7%3.6%4.8%
Difference -2.3-2.4-2.8-2.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
2012201320142015
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 89.6%88.3%87.0%78.5%
Chamber average 70.5%68.6%67.3%68.5%
Difference +19.1+19.7+19.7+10.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2012201320142015
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 68.070.3nana
Chamber average 59.264.3nana
Difference +8.8+6.0nana
Comparison HigherHighernana
 
2012201320142015
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 52.932.548.647.0
Chamber average 32.124.932.626.2
Difference +20.8+7.6+16.0+20.8
Comparison ======Higher
 
2012201320142015
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Osmond 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) 97.7%98.4%98.4%97.2%
Chamber average 96.5%97.0%96.7%95.9%
Difference +1.2+1.4+1.7+1.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2012201320142015
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) 85.9%84.0%90.0%85.5%
Chamber average 88.0%85.0%84.1%82.5%
Difference -2.1-1.0+5.9+3.0
Comparison ====Higher==

Votes on Sen. Osmond's bills

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

Sen. Osmond's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Osmond 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
2013 Osmond SB0122S01 37 37 0.0% House/ failed
2015 Osmond SB0033S01 40 33 9.6% House/ recalled by House
2015 Osmond SB0033S01 32 39 9.9% House/ failed
2012 Osmond SJR026 16 13 10.3% Senate/ floor amendment
2015 Osmond SB0053 15 12 11.1% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Osmond SB0112S03 14 11 12.0% Senate/ failed
2015 Osmond SB0033S01 31 41 13.9% House/ failed
2014 Osmond SB0111S03 16 12 14.3% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Osmond SB0081 16 12 14.3% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2015 Osmond SB0097S03 43 31 16.2% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Osmond's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Osmond 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
2015 Osmond SB0268 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2015 Osmond SB0223S01 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Osmond SB0223S01 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Osmond SB0223S01 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2015 Osmond SB0204S02 26 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2015 Osmond SB0204S02 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2015 Osmond SB0167 64 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Osmond SB0117 24 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2015 Osmond SB0117 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Osmond SB0117 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading