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Senator Todd Weiler
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2012
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: 11

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Todd Weiler'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. Weiler's statistical profile

Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S23S23S23S23S23S23S23S23S23S23S23
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234567891011
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower========HigherHigher
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Weiler 824192929192120302226
Chamber average 9.811111110119.6109.79.49.6
Difference -1.8+13+8.4+18+19+8.4+11+9.8+20+13+16
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Weiler's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 824192929192120302226
Bills passed 819142019171715161520
Passage rate 100%79%74%69%66%89%81%75%53%68%77%
Chamber average 72%65%70%68%68%74%83%78%70%71%71%
Difference +28+14+4.3+0.8-1.6+15-2.3-3.4-17.5-2.7+6.1
Comparison HigherHigherHigher======Higher====Lower====
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 1717233227354339383837
Chamber average 1211111213131414131213
Difference +5.2+5.9+12+20+14+22+29+25+25+26+24
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
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 2137324131414436243732
Total votes held 890940840951860913926975910919931
Absentee rate 2.4%3.9%3.8%4.3%3.6%4.5%4.8%3.7%2.6%4.0%3.4%
Chamber average 9.9%11%12%12%14%10%13%11%11%8.0%12%
Difference -7.5-7.2-7.7-7.4-10.4-5.9-8.3-7.5-8.9-4.0-8.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
"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 342582017202217103211
Total votes held 890940840951860913926975910919931
"Nay" rate 3.8%2.7%1.0%2.1%2.0%2.2%2.4%1.7%1.1%3.5%1.2%
Chamber average 4.8%3.7%3.6%4.8%3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference -1.0-1.0-2.6-2.7-1.7-0.6-0.8-1.0-1.4-0.5-1.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLower==Lower
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 79%68%93%84%80%68%63%74%78%69%76%
Chamber average 70%69%67%68%67%68%68%70%71%70%71%
Difference +8.7-0.8+25+16+13+0.5-5.0+3.9+7.1-0.9+5.0
Comparison Higher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==Lower==Higher==Higher
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 Sen. Weiler 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%97%99%98%98%98%97%98%99%96%99%
Chamber average 96%97%97%96%97%98%97%98%98%97%98%
Difference -0.8+0.3+2.0+2.0+1.2+0.1-0.1-0.1+0.4-1.1+0.6
Comparison Lower==HigherHigherHigherHigher======HigherLowerHigher
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) 78%84%93%82%93%84%72%82%78%64%85%
Chamber average 88%85%84%83%87%86%85%92%91%88%92%
Difference -9.9-1.3+8.4-0.4+5.4-2.8-13.1-9.6-13.1-24.2-7.2
Comparison LowerLower==Higher==HigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Sen. Weiler's bills

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

Sen. Weiler's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Weiler 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 Weiler SB0097S03 35 37 2.8% House/ failed
2015 Weiler SB0085S02 11 12 4.3% Senate/ failed
2021 Weiler SB0104S02 38 34 5.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Weiler SB0201S01 12 14 7.7% Senate/ failed
2015 Weiler SB0293 31 38 10% House/ failed
2014 Weiler SJR003 16 13 10% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2014 Weiler SB0097S03 31 40 13% House/ floor amendment failed
2018 Weiler SB0201S01 15 11 15% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Weiler SB0056S01 42 30 17% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Weiler SB0171S03 16 11 19% Senate/ passed 2nd reading

Sen. Weiler's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Weiler 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
2022 Weiler SB0249S01 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0249S01 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0249S01 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Weiler SB0246 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0246 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0246 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Weiler SB0243S01 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0243S01 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Weiler SB0242S01 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Weiler SB0242S01 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading