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    Political Demographics of the 2014 Utah Legislature and Its Effect on the Legislation it Passes Political Demographics of the 2014 Utah Legislature and Its Effect on the Legislation it Passes Presentation Transcript

    • THE POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE 2014 UTAH LEGISLATURE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LEGISLATION IT PASSES Presented to the Utah Manufacturers Association J. Michael Bailey January 13, 2014 parsonsbehle.com4823-6769-4103
    • 2 61 24 14 5 2014 House and Senate Composition Republicans Republicans DemocratsDemocrats House Senate
    • 3  Large Number of Freshmen in the House – 20 of 75 in the House were new – 11 more beginning their second term  Could have been chaotic  Mood was workmanlike  Media didn’t find much to report on but they should have 2013 Legislative Session
    • 4 It was a Record Setting Session 303 House bills passed 221 Senate bills passed 1 bill (HB 76) was vetoed  748 bills were introduced  524 bills passed
    • 5 782 764 748 504 478 524 Comparing Bill Passage Over Time Bills Introduced Bills Introduced Bills Passed (64%) Bills Passed (62%) 2011 2012 2013 Bills Introduced Bills Passed (70%)
    • 6  Senate has fewer members (29, compared to 75) but passed many more bills per member – Just over 4 bills per Representative – Compared to 7.6 bills per Senator  House worked slowly in final days Squabbling between Senate & House
    • 7 2013 Bill Passage By The Numbers Republican - sponsored bills that passed (492 or 94%) Democrat - sponsored bills that passed (32 or 6%) 2012: 87% Republican 13% Democrat
    • 8  Most Prolific Legislators – Republican • Senator Todd Weiler (19 out of 33 for 58%) • Only his second session • Unseated many-time champion – Senator Curt Bramble – Democrat (Tie) • Senator Luz Robles (5 out of 16 for 31%) • Senator Karen Mayne (5 out of 15 for 33%) 2013 Bill Passage By The Numbers
    • 9 73% of the bills introduced passed 38% of the bills introduced passed Effectiveness of Legislators by Party Republicans Democrats
    • 10  Mike Bailey direct: (801) 536-6777 cell: (801) 201-0115 email: mbailey@parsonsbehle.com Thank you