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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

Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H31H31H31H31H31H31H31H31
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 345678910
Years comparison LowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Wiley 46545435
Chamber average
Difference -2.1-0.1-0.9-2.1-1.3-2.4-2.8-1.4
Comparison Lower====Lower==LowerLowerLower
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%33%0.0%25%20%25%33%40%
Chamber average 51%53%60%61%55%54%66%52%
Difference -25.6-19.8-59.9-35.9-35.0-29.3-32.8-12.2
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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
Difference -1.1-3.2-2.8-0.8-3.3-3.1-3.5-2.5
Comparison ==LowerLower==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 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
"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 13%10%12%10%13%12%9.0%7.8%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%
Difference +5.8+4.0+3.9+2.6+4.6+4.2+1.7+0.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
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 47%46%51%57%51%51%58%66%
Chamber average 67%69%66%69%69%67%67%67%
Difference -19.9-23.3-16.0-12.2-18.6-17.0-8.4-0.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
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. 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) 95%97%95%97%94%96%98%97%
Chamber average 95%95%94%95%94%94%95%94%
Difference 0.0+1.2+0.8+1.8+0.1+1.6+2.9+2.8
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
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%95%84%90%79%84%91%79%
Chamber average 79%82%81%84%85%83%81%80%
Difference +7.0+13+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 13% House/ failed
2008 Wiley HJR007 11 16 19% Senate/ failed
2010 Wiley HB0011 44 29 21% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2007 Wiley HB0380 44 26 26% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Wiley HB0011 48 25 32% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Wiley HJR007 16 6 45% Senate/ pass 2nd
2010 Wiley HB0072S01 50 18 47% House/ passed 3rd reading