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Representative Mike Schultz
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: 6
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Mike Schultz'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. Schultz's statistical profile

201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H12H12H12H12H12H12
  Party RRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneWhipWhip
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 Schultz 4781053
Chamber average 6.77.06.77.17.37.3
Difference -2.7-0.0+1.3+2.9-2.3-4.3
Comparison Lower====HigherLowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Schultz's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 4781053
Bills passed 367943
Passage rate 75.0%85.7%87.5%90.0%80.0%100.0%
Chamber average 63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference +12.0+32.2+26.1+36.6+16.5+42.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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 33118116
Chamber average 3.83.33.63.43.43.1
Difference -0.8-0.3+7.4+4.6+7.6+2.9
Comparison ====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 129595194160153
Total votes held 699657727734752698
Absentee rate 1.7%14.5%13.1%26.4%21.3%21.9%
Chamber average 6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -4.6+8.1+7.9+18.4+14.9+14.8
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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 482325243135
Total votes held 699657727734752698
"Nay" rate 6.9%3.5%3.4%3.3%4.1%5.0%
Chamber average 8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference -1.7-3.8-3.7-3.2-2.4-2.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
201520162017201820192020
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 73.1%78.3%76.0%73.4%81.4%70.9%
Chamber average 67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference +5.8+12.1+9.2+7.1+13.1+3.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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 45.055.649.629.141.744.4
Chamber average 19.025.220.79.816.117.4
Difference +26.0+30.4+28.9+19.3+25.6+27.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201520162017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Schultz 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) 96.1%97.1%96.5%95.7%96.1%96.0%
Chamber average 93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference +2.3+2.5+1.6+1.9+0.7+1.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigher====Higher
 
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) 91.1%98.7%98.8%87.9%85.9%90.0%
Chamber average 81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference +9.2+13.3+11.7+4.9+1.3+6.5
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==Higher

Votes on Rep. Schultz's bills

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

Rep. Schultz's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Schultz 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
2018 Schultz HB0241S02 16 12 14.3% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Schultz HB0332S03 17 12 17.2% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Schultz HB0332S03 46 24 31.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Schultz HB0065 50 20 42.9% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2016 Schultz HB0249S01 17 6 47.8% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Schultz HB0065 56 17 53.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Schultz HB0251S10 22 6 57.1% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Schultz HB0251S10 22 6 57.1% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2019 Schultz HB0495S01 23 5 64.3% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Schultz HB0241S02 55 11 66.7% House/ concurs with Senate amendment

Rep. Schultz's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Schultz 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 Schultz HCR013 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Schultz HCR013 69 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Schultz HB0029S01 68 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Schultz HB0029S01 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Schultz HB0029S01 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Schultz HB0029S01 74 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Schultz HB0495S01 71 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2019 Schultz HB0495S01 73 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Schultz HB0218S02 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Schultz HB0218S02 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading