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Representative Elizabeth Weight
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2017
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 6
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Elizabeth Weight'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. Weight's statistical profile

Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H31H31H31H31H31H31
  Party DDDDDD
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Weight 336533
Chamber average
Difference -3.7-4.1-1.3-2.3-3.6-4.1
Comparison LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Weight's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 336533
Bills passed 011111
Passage rate 0.0%33%17%20%33%33%
Chamber average 61%53%63%58%60%58%
Difference -61.4-20.4-46.5-37.6-26.8-25.2
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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 000000
Chamber average
Difference -3.6-3.4-3.4-3.1-3.1-3.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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 83788815
Total votes held 727734752698666711
Absentee rate 1.1%5.0%1.1%1.1%1.2%2.1%
Chamber average 5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%
Difference -4.1-3.0-5.3-6.0-4.9-3.6
Comparison Lower==LowerLowerLowerLower
"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 967465587157
Total votes held 727734752698666711
"Nay" rate 13%10%8.6%8.3%11%8.0%
Chamber average 7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%
Difference +5.9+3.5+2.1+1.3+3.3+1.5
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
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 53%55%50%62%40%59%
Chamber average 67%66%68%67%66%67%
Difference -13.4-11.2-18.8-5.5-26.2-7.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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.
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Weight 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) 97%98%99%98%99%98%
Chamber average 95%94%95%95%94%95%
Difference +1.8+4.2+3.1+3.0+5.0+3.1
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
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) 89%94%94%95%98%94%
Chamber average 87%83%85%83%85%84%
Difference +2.3+11+9.3+12+13+10
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Weight's bills

Only 10 bills sponsored by Rep. Weight have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Rep. Weight 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
2020 Weight HB0152S01 41 29 17% House/ substituted from # 0 to # 1
2021 Weight HCR003S02 27 45 25% House/ failed
2020 Weight HB0152S01 18 50 47% House/ failed
2022 Weight HCR019 73 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weight HCR018 68 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weight HB0122S01 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weight HB0122S01 20 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Weight HB0122S01 69 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Weight HB0212 29 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Weight HB0212 67 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading