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Representative Larry B. Wiley
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2005
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2014
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2014: 10
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2014: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Larry B. Wiley'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. Wiley's statistical profile

20072008200920102011201220132014
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H31H31H31H31H31H31H31H31
  Party DDDDDDDD
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 345678910
Years comparison LowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Wiley 46545435
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.4
Difference -2.1-0.1-0.9-2.1-1.3-2.4-2.8-1.4
Comparison Lower====Lower==LowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Wiley's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 46545435
Bills passed 12011112
Passage rate 25.0%33.3%0.0%25.0%20.0%25.0%33.3%40.0%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%
Difference -25.6-19.5-59.9-35.9-35.0-29.3-32.5-12.2
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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 20020001
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.5
Difference -1.1-3.2-2.8-0.8-3.3-3.1-3.5-2.5
Comparison ==LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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 1823301521201310
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664
Absentee rate 3.0%3.7%5.0%2.4%3.2%3.1%2.0%1.5%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%
Difference -5.3-4.6-1.0-4.4-3.9-2.6-3.9-4.7
Comparison LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
"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 7664716287795952
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664
"Nay" rate 12.6%10.4%11.8%10.1%13.4%12.1%9.0%7.8%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%
Difference +5.4+4.4+3.7+2.7+5.0+4.3+1.7+0.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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 46.6%45.6%50.5%56.8%50.5%50.5%58.1%66.2%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%
Difference -19.9-23.3-16.0-12.2-18.6-17.0-8.4-0.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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 35.020.827.237.735.328.032.6na
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8na
Difference -21.9-25.8-28.0-23.1-33.2-29.3-24.2na
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerna
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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 -82.1-84.7-71.1-87.5-72.4-78.1-79.9-73.6
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.5
Difference -85.8-82.2-75.0-82.6-73.3-87.2-87.8-83.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Wiley 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) 94.5%96.6%95.1%96.5%93.8%95.9%97.6%96.9%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%
Difference -0.0+1.2+0.8+1.8+0.1+1.6+2.9+2.8
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20072008200920102011201220132014
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) 86.3%94.7%83.8%90.1%78.8%84.4%90.8%79.4%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%
Difference +7.0+13.0+2.4+5.8-6.3+1.7+9.6-0.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==HigherLower==Higher==

Votes on Rep. Wiley's bills

Only 12 bills sponsored by Rep. Wiley have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Rep. Wiley 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
2010 Wiley HB0011 36 37 1.4% House/ failed
2010 Wiley HB0072S01 34 38 5.6% House/ failed
2007 Wiley HB0380 32 36 5.9% House/ failed
2008 Wiley HB0137 31 40 12.7% House/ failed
2008 Wiley HJR007 11 16 18.5% Senate/ failed
2010 Wiley HB0011 44 29 20.5% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2007 Wiley HB0380 44 26 25.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Wiley HB0011 48 25 31.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Wiley HJR007 16 6 45.5% Senate/ pass 2nd
2010 Wiley HB0072S01 50 18 47.1% House/ passed 3rd reading