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Senator Stuart C. Reid
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2011
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2014
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2014: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2014: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Stuart C. Reid'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. Reid's statistical profile

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Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S18S18S18S18
  Party RRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Reid 5889
Chamber average 10.69.810.810.6
Difference -5.6-1.8-2.8-1.6
Comparison LowerLowerLower==
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Reid's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 5889
Bills passed 3543
Passage rate 60.0%62.5%50.0%33.3%
Chamber average 70.2%71.7%65.4%69.7%
Difference -10.2-9.2-15.4-36.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 6954
Chamber average 11.411.811.111.5
Difference -5.4-2.8-6.1-7.5
Comparison Lower==LowerLower
 
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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 6521532
Total votes held 940890940840
Absentee rate 6.9%0.2%1.6%3.8%
Chamber average 14.4%9.9%11.1%11.5%
Difference -7.5-9.7-9.5-7.7
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 13292521
Total votes held 940890940840
"Nay" rate 1.4%3.3%2.7%2.5%
Chamber average 3.4%4.8%3.7%3.6%
Difference -2.0-1.5-1.0-1.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 89.5%85.9%73.3%72.0%
Chamber average 71.7%70.5%68.6%67.3%
Difference +17.8+15.4+4.7+4.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==
 
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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 85.360.671.0na
Chamber average 73.559.264.3na
Difference +11.8+1.4+6.7na
Comparison Higher==Higherna
 
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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 78.263.555.868.2
Chamber average 44.032.124.932.6
Difference +34.2+31.4+30.9+35.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Reid 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) 98.9%97.8%97.5%97.5%
Chamber average 97.8%96.5%97.0%96.7%
Difference +1.1+1.3+0.5+0.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==Higher
 
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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) 98.5%93.8%86.3%97.6%
Chamber average 91.2%88.0%85.0%84.1%
Difference +7.3+5.8+1.3+13.5
Comparison HigherHigher==HigherHigher

Votes on Sen. Reid's bills

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

Sen. Reid's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Reid 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
2012 Reid SB0039 39 34 6.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2012 Reid SJR022S01 16 13 10.3% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Reid SB0012 12 16 14.3% Senate/ failed
2013 Reid SB0039 16 50 51.5% House/ failed
2011 Reid SJR009 22 6 57.1% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Reid SB0066S01 19 5 58.3% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2011 Reid SJR009 23 6 58.6% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Reid SJR001S02 56 13 62.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Reid SB0043 20 3 73.9% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Reid SJR012 24 3 77.8% Senate/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Reid's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Reid 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
2014 Reid SJR001S02 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Reid SJR001S02 20 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Reid SB0150 27 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2014 Reid SB0150 64 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Reid SB0150 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Reid SB0150 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2013 Reid SB0169 25 0 100.0% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2013 Reid SB0169 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Reid SB0169 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2013 Reid SB0095S02 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension