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Senator Kathleen Riebe
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2019
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Kathleen Riebe'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. Riebe's statistical profile

2019202020212022
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S8S8S8S8
  Party DDDD
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
2019202020212022
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Riebe 3694
Chamber average 109.79.49.6
Difference -7.2-3.7-0.4-5.6
Comparison LowerLowerLower==Lower
 
2019202020212022
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Riebe's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 3694
Bills passed 1311
Passage rate 33%50%11%25%
Chamber average 78%70%71%71%
Difference -45.4-20.5-59.7-45.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 3653
Chamber average 14131213
Difference -10.6-7.3-7.4-10.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 24413548
Total votes held 975910919931
Absentee rate 2.5%4.5%3.8%5.2%
Chamber average 11%11%8.0%12%
Difference -8.7-7.0-4.2-7.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 49447449
Total votes held 975910919931
"Nay" rate 5.0%4.8%8.1%5.3%
Chamber average 2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference +2.3+2.3+4.1+2.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Winning side rate (learn more). What percentage of the time (excluding near-unanimous votes) is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Winning side rate 43%46%49%51%
Chamber average 70%71%70%71%
Difference -27.1-24.6-21.4-19.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Ideology score (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using W-NOMINATE algorithm developed by Congressional scholars, I calculate each legislator's relative ideology after each General Session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning. They are only relative: A legislator with a higher score is to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. Scores may be compared only within a single chamber and a single year. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
Contact me for scores. They get misinterpreted often enough that I now provide them only to political scientists.
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Riebe 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) 100%98%98%98%
Chamber average 98%98%97%98%
Difference +1.4+0.0+0.4-0.3
Comparison HigherHigher======
 
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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) 96%89%93%90%
Chamber average 92%91%88%92%
Difference +3.7-2.3+5.3-2.3
Comparison HigherLowerHigher==

Votes on Sen. Riebe's bills

Only 10 bills sponsored by Sen. Riebe have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Sen. Riebe sponsored. The votes are sorted by vote margin, with the most divisive votes listed first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2021 Riebe SB0207S03 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Riebe SB0207S03 25 44 28% House/ failed
2020 Riebe SB0031S02 19 9 36% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Riebe SB0207S03 7 19 46% Senate/ failed
2020 Riebe SB0031S02 17 4 62% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Riebe SB0207S03 26 3 79% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Riebe SB0113 23 2 84% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Riebe SB0184S03 26 1 93% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2021 Riebe SB0184S03 26 1 93% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Riebe SB0021S01 27 1 93% Senate/ passed 2nd reading