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Representative R. Curt Webb
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2003
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2018
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2018: 13
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2018: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. R. Curt Webb'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. Webb's statistical profile

20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H5H5H5H5H5H5H5H5H5H5H5
  Party RRRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 345678910111213
Years comparison Lower======HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Webb 54584685386
Chamber average 6.15.96.16.36.45.86.46.77.06.77.1
Difference -1.1-1.9-1.1+1.7-2.4+0.2+1.6-1.7-4.0+1.3-1.1
Comparison ==Lower==HigherLower==HigherLowerLower====
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Webb's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 54584685386
Bills passed 23253564384
Passage rate 40.0%75.0%40.0%62.5%75.0%83.3%75.0%80.0%100.0%100.0%66.7%
Chamber average 52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%
Difference -12.8+15.1-20.9+7.5+20.7+17.5+22.8+17.0+46.5+38.6+13.3
Comparison LowerHigherLower==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 10403135322
Chamber average 3.22.82.83.33.13.53.53.83.33.63.4
Difference -2.2-2.8+1.2-3.3-0.1-2.5-0.5+1.2-0.3-1.6-1.4
Comparison LowerLowerHigherLowerLower==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 1220322431192779482950
Total votes held 616600614651651658664699657727734
Absentee rate 1.9%3.3%5.2%3.7%4.8%2.9%4.1%11.3%7.3%4.0%6.8%
Chamber average 8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%
Difference -6.4-2.7-1.6-3.4-0.9-3.0-2.1+5.0+0.9-1.2-1.2
Comparison LowerLower==Lower==LowerLowerHigher======
 
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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 2432262635374645353437
Total votes held 616600614651651658664699657727734
"Nay" rate 3.9%5.3%4.2%4.0%5.4%5.6%6.9%6.4%5.3%4.7%5.0%
Chamber average 6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%
Difference -2.1-2.8-3.2-4.4-2.4-1.7-0.6-2.2-2.0-2.4-1.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==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 83.1%77.5%84.9%87.7%76.6%73.8%68.0%67.6%73.7%77.2%80.0%
Chamber average 68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%
Difference +14.2+11.0+15.9+18.6+9.1+7.3+0.9+0.3+7.5+10.4+13.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 47.363.568.089.372.555.0nanananana
Chamber average 46.655.260.868.557.356.8nanananana
Difference +0.7+8.3+7.2+20.8+15.2-1.8nanananana
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigher==nanananana
 
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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 16.736.30.78.623.38.114.928.439.732.48.2
Chamber average -2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.519.025.220.79.8
Difference +19.2+32.4+5.6+7.7+14.2+0.2+5.4+9.4+14.5+11.7-1.6
Comparison HigherHigher==================
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Webb 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) 96.9%96.4%95.5%97.0%94.7%95.0%93.4%94.0%95.4%96.0%95.6%
Chamber average 95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%
Difference +1.5+2.1+0.8+3.3+0.4+0.3-0.7+0.2+0.8+1.1+1.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==Higher==========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) 82.8%85.1%75.7%86.9%78.7%75.7%73.5%80.0%87.1%87.9%81.2%
Chamber average 81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%
Difference +1.1+3.7-8.6+1.8-4.0-5.5-6.6-1.9+1.7+0.8-1.8
Comparison ==HigherLower==LowerLowerLower========

Votes on Rep. Webb's bills

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

Rep. Webb's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Webb 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
2017 Webb HB0128S08 29 41 17.1% House/ substitute adoption failed from # 6 to # 7
2011 Webb HB0196 40 28 17.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Webb HB0140S04 18 9 33.3% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2009 Webb HB0156S01 48 24 33.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Webb HB0148S04 54 20 45.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Webb HB0156S01 55 19 48.6% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2014 Webb HB0102S01 50 16 51.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Webb HB0128S08 57 16 56.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Webb HB0031 58 16 56.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Webb HB0128S08 58 15 58.9% House/ concurs with Senate amendment

Rep. Webb's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Webb 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
2018 Webb HB0465 73 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0266S01 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Webb HB0266S01 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0204S03 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0204S03 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2018 Webb HB0192 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0192 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0168S03 70 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Webb HB0168S03 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Webb HB0168S03 17 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading