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Representative V. Lowry Snow
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2012
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 9
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. V. Lowry Snow'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. Snow's statistical profile

201220132014201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H74H74H74H74H74H74H74H74H74
  Party RRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456789
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower========HigherHigher
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Snow 58710913111712
Chamber average 6.45.86.46.77.06.77.17.37.3
Difference -1.4+2.2+0.6+3.3+2.0+6.3+3.9+9.7+4.7
Comparison LowerHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Snow's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 58710913111712
Bills passed 36363108118
Passage rate 60.0%75.0%42.9%60.0%33.3%76.9%72.7%64.7%66.7%
Chamber average 54.3%65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference +5.7+9.2-9.3-3.0-20.2+15.5+19.3+1.2+9.1
Comparison ========LowerHigherHigher====
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 712611161213129
Chamber average 3.13.53.53.83.33.63.43.43.1
Difference +3.9+8.5+2.5+7.2+12.7+8.4+9.6+8.6+5.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 224215682232392837
Total votes held 651658664699657727734752698
Absentee rate 3.4%6.4%2.3%9.7%3.3%4.4%5.3%3.7%5.3%
Chamber average 5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -2.3+0.5-3.9+3.4-3.1-0.8-2.7-2.7-1.8
Comparison Lower==LowerHigherLower====Lower==
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
"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 233031362429373343
Total votes held 651658664699657727734752698
"Nay" rate 3.5%4.6%4.7%5.2%3.7%4.0%5.0%4.4%6.2%
Chamber average 7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference -4.3-2.7-2.8-3.4-3.6-3.1-1.5-2.1-0.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 85.6%77.6%82.7%78.5%79.2%78.8%77.1%82.5%69.3%
Chamber average 67.5%66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference +18.1+11.1+15.6+11.2+13.0+12.0+10.8+14.2+2.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 59.860.8nanananananana
Chamber average 57.356.8nanananananana
Difference +2.5+4.0nanananananana
Comparison ====nanananananana
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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 4.312.41.18.427.833.511.132.437.4
Chamber average 9.17.99.519.025.220.79.816.117.4
Difference -4.8+4.5-8.4-10.6+2.6+12.8+1.3+16.3+20.0
Comparison ================Higher
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Snow 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) 95.5%95.9%94.9%95.9%97.0%96.8%95.8%97.1%95.2%
Chamber average 94.3%94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference +1.2+1.2+0.8+2.1+2.4+1.9+2.0+1.7+0.4
Comparison HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigher==Higher==
 
201220132014201520162017201820192020
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) 73.6%77.0%68.8%75.3%86.4%90.2%79.5%87.0%81.0%
Chamber average 82.7%81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference -9.1-4.2-11.3-6.6+1.0+3.1-3.5+2.4-2.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower==Higher======

Votes on Rep. Snow's bills

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

Rep. Snow's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Snow 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
2014 Snow HB0074S01 18 10 28.6% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Snow HB0099S01 47 23 34.3% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Snow HB0099S01 48 21 39.1% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Snow HB0331 19 7 46.2% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2016 Snow HB0042S01 58 16 56.8% House/ passed 2nd and 3rd readings/ suspension
2014 Snow HB0074S01 59 13 63.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Snow HB0074S01 56 11 67.2% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2019 Snow HB0188S01 22 4 69.2% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Snow HB0168S02 61 10 71.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Snow HB0144 56 8 75.0% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Snow's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Snow 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 Snow HB0403S02 73 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Snow HB0403S02 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Snow HB0403S02 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Snow HB0396S02 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Snow HB0384S02 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Snow HB0384S02 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Snow HB0275 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Snow HB0275 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Snow HB0100 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Snow HB0100 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading