Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rep Fred Cox voting ratings for 2015

Rep Fred Cox voting ratings for 2015 (being updated from 2012 when available)
Note: In several rating systems, one or two votes out of several hundred makes a huge difference.


Due to a House Judicial Committee scheduled and approved during floor time in Room 445 on the next to the last night of the session for 2nd Sub. SB 297, I missed 12 floor votes this year. I would not have otherwise.

My 2015 Votes for the General Session, including Committee Votes are at:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com/2015GenSessionVotes.pdf 

Floor votes our of 699 votes. 620 yea, 67 nay, 12 N/V (see above meeting)
Committee Votes out of 127 votes, 119 yea, 8 nay.

http://adambrown.info/p/research/utah_legislature/absent?year=2015


For the 3 sessions, I have 17 votes missed out of 2001 votes or 6th place for 2007 to 2015 % of least missed votes.

For the previous years, Least missed Floor Votes - 2012 Tied for 1st place in both the House and Senate, (for 2011 AND 2012 together, best for both houses)

Utah Taxpayers Association 100% (2015)
http://www.utahtaxpayers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Scorecard-Website.pdf
http://www.utahtaxpayers.org/?p=3043


Sutherland Institute: 100% (2015)
http://www.sutherlandinstitute.org


Libertas Institute: 71% (2015) #17 (tied) of 75 House Members
http://libertasutah.org/resources/legislator-indexes/2015-index/
http://libertasutah.org/2015-bills/2015-legislative-report/


Utah Sierra Club 29% (2015)
https://utah.sierraclub.org/sites/utah.sierraclub.org/files/2015_Utah_House_Scorecard.pdf
https://utah.sierraclub.org/content/utah-legislative-scorecard

Number of No Votes on the Floor 67 or 9.6%  #23 in the House (2015)
http://adambrown.info/p/research/utah_legislature/nay?year=2015

Party Line Voting 72.5% (2015)

http://adambrown.info/p/research/utah_legislature/party_support?year=2015


National Rifle Association - Political Victory Fund, (NRA) B+ and Endorsed Candidate

National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB/Utah SAFE Trust, Endorsed Candidate

Items to be updated:


Salt Lake Chamber: (not yet for 2015)


Ideology scores for the Utah House of Representatives, 2012 (not yet for 2015)
http://adambrown.info/p/research/utah_legislature/ideology_house?year=2012


Grassroots 74% (2011 and 2012)
http://www.utahgrassroots.org/annual/



CLI 71.9% (2012)
http://utleg.blogspot.com/

Salt Lake Tribune Red/Blue Rating 70% (2012)
http://local.sltrib.com/upload/2012/05/1337821918legratings.pdf

Parents for Choice in Education: 67% (2012)
http://choiceineducation.org/images/documents/report-card_2012.pdf


Utah Education Association 50% (2012)
http://www.myuea.org/issues_action/uea_under_the_dome/legislative_voting_records.aspx


UFIRE "B" (2012)
http://sites.google.com/site/ufirenow/ufire-2012-ratings


Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah 0% (2012)
http://ppacutah.org/legislative-scorecards/



Complete voting record for 2012:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com/2012Cox.pdf

See also:
http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/128581/fred-cox

My 2012 Ratings/Rankings are at:
http://fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/2012/03/rep-fred-cox-voting-ratings-for-2012.html


2011 ratings or rankings are at:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/2011/04/rep-fred-c-cox-voting-ratings-for-2011.html

Week 7 Update Final

Week 7 of the Legislative General Session. Final


Numbered bills for Rep. Fred C. Cox

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=COXFC

H.B. 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 126 Design Professionals - Amendments (See Sub. 3)
in House Business and Labor. A new Sub. 2 was written and failed to pass the committee.
A new bill, S.B. 298 was created and put on the Senate Business and Labor committee agenda, but was sent to Interim Study. This bill will be worked on this summer.

H.B. 162 Construction Trades Continuing Education Amendments
in House Business and Labor. It isn't moving as HB 193 removes the requirement instead of fixing it.
HB 193 has been modified to be similar to HB 162. It passed both houses waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 177 Absentee Ballot Amendments (See Sub 2)
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 243 Vintage Vehicle Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
failed to pass the House Government Operations Committee
An identical bill passed a Senate Committee and failed on the 2nd reading for the Senate.

HB 286 Building Code Amendments
in House Business and Labor. A different bill, with the same amendments and others, HB 285 is moving, passed the House and a the Senate, but with only 2 minutes to midnight on the last night. There was a senate amendment of one word in committee. The bill needed to come back to the house to concur prior to midnight. It didn't. The critical changes that were in HB 285 will be debated this summer. The items in HB 286 may be considered for a special session, if one happens or could be included by rule until next year.

HB 448 Disabled Adult Child Guardianship
sent form the House Committee to be debated this summer during interim. Part of the bill was included in a different bill HB 380 that passed both houses and is waiting for the Governor's Signature.

HB 450 Licensing Modifications
sent form the House Committee to be debated this summer during interim.

See the above link for more information. Remember, any bill may change and that could change my support or opposition.

Committees


I have also been very involved in debating, amending and voting for and against many other bills, along with on going discussions on the budget and policy decisions.

Stay on top of posts from my blog:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
801-966-2636 (home)

Official Legislative Website and email
http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC

The best way to get a hold of me is via email at:

There have been 4 town hall meetings, well attended with one more. Hundreds of Surveys have been returned. I am still reading them. I have some general statistics from them which is always amazing. 
2015 Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Thu. January 22, 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 24, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 31, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (completed) 
Sat. February 28, 2015, 10:30am to 11:45am (completed) 

Other links:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah

http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox  (personal profile)

http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah  (public page)
http://pinterest.com/fredccox/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-c-cox/13/7aa/a6b
https://plus.google.com/+FredCox/about
http://www.youtube.com/user/fredcox4utah/videos
http://fredcox4utah.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/fredcox4utah/

Friday, March 6, 2015

Week Six Update

Week six of the Legislative General Session.

Numbered bills for Rep. Fred C. Cox

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=COXFC

H.B. 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature


H.B. 126 Design Professionals - Amendments (See Sub. 3)
in House Business and Labor. A new Sub. 2 was written and failed to pass the committee.
A new bill, S.B. 298 was created and put on the Senate Business and Labor committee agenda, but was sent to Interim Study. This bill will be worked on this summer.

H.B. 162 Construction Trades Continuing Education Amendments
in House Business and Labor. It isn't moving as HB 193 removes the requirement instead of fixing it.
HB 193 has been modified to be similar to HB 162. It is in the Senate and is likely to pass. We will see what the House does when it comes back changed.

H.B. 177 Absentee Ballot Amendments (See Sub 2)
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 243 Vintage Vehicle Amendments
Passed the House and is in the Senate 2nd Reading

H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
failed to pass the House Government Operations Committee
An identical bill passed a Senate Committee and failed on the 2nd reading for the Senate.

HB 286 Building Code Amendments
in House Business and Labor. A different bill, with the same amendments and others, HB 285 is moving passed the House and a Senate Committee.

HB 448 Disabled Adult Child Guardianship
in House Health and Human Services Committee and on the agenda

HB 450 Licensing Modifications
in House Rules waiting for a fiscal note.

See the above link for more information. Several bills may not be required if the situation is solved in another bill. 

Remember, any bill may change and that could change my support or opposition.

Committees

I have also been very involved in debating, amending and voting for and against many other bills, along with on going discussions on the budget and policy decisions.

Stay on top of posts from my blog:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
801-966-2636 (home)

Official Legislative Website and email
http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC

The best way to get a hold of me is via email at:

There have been 4 town hall meetings, well attended with one more. Hundreds of Surveys have been returned. I am still reading them. I have some general statistics from them which is always amazing. 
2015 Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Thu. January 22, 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 24, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 31, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm (completed) 
Sat. February 28, 2015, 10:30am to 11:45am (completed) 

Other links:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah

http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox  (personal profile)

http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah  (public page)
http://pinterest.com/fredccox/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-c-cox/13/7aa/a6b
https://plus.google.com/+FredCox/about
http://www.youtube.com/user/fredcox4utah/videos
http://fredcox4utah.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/fredcox4utah/

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Week 5 Update

Week five of the Legislative General Session.

Numbered bills for Rep. Fred C. Cox

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=COXFC

H.B. 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 126 Design Professionals - Amendments (See Sub. 3)
in House Business and Labor. A new Sub. 2 was written and failed to pass the committee.

H.B. 162 Construction Trades Continuing Education Amendments
in House Business and Labor. It isn't moving as HB 193 removes the requirement instead of fixing it.

H.B. 177 Absentee Ballot Amendments (See Sub 2)
passed House and is at the Senate Government Operations Committee on the agenda. 

H.B. 243 Vintage Vehicle Amendments
Passed the House and is in the Senate, on the Transportation Committee agenda.

H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
failed to pass the House Government Operations Committee
An identical bill passed a Senate Committee and failed on the 2nd reading for the Senate.

HB 286 Building Code Amendments
in House Business and Labor. A different bill, with the same amendments and others, HB 285 is moving and is on the House 3rd Reading .

Two other bills are being drafted.

See the above link for more information and also for some bills in the works. Several bills may not be required if the situation is solved in another bill. 

Remember, any bill may change and that could change my support or opposition.

Committees

I have also been very involved in debating, amending and voting for and against many other bills, along with on going discussions on the budget and policy decisions.

Stay on top of posts from my blog:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
801-966-2636 (home)

Official Legislative Website and email
http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC

The best way to get a hold of me is via email at:

There have been 3 town hall meetings, well attended with one more. Hundreds of Surveys have been returned. I am still reading them. I have some general statistics from them which is always amazing.
2015 Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Thu. January 22, 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 24, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 31, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sat. February 28, 2015, 10:30am to 11:45am

A 2015 survey is at:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com/Survey2015.pdf


Other links:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah

http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox  (personal profile)

http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah  (public page)
http://pinterest.com/fredccox/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-c-cox/13/7aa/a6b
https://plus.google.com/+FredCox/about
http://www.youtube.com/user/fredcox4utah/videos
http://fredcox4utah.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/fredcox4utah/

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 4 Update

Week four of the Legislative General Session.

Numbered bills for Rep. Fred C. Cox

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=COXFC

H.B. 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 126 Design Professionals - Amendments (See Sub. 3)
in House Business and Labor. A new Sub. 2 has been written and is likely to move this week.

H.B. 162 Construction Trades Continuing Education Amendments
in House Business and Labor. It isn't moving as HB 193 removes the requirement instead of fixing it.

H.B. 177 Absentee Ballot Amendments (See Sub 2)
passed House and is at the Senate Government Operations Committee

H.B. 243 Vintage Vehicle Amendments
Passed the House and is in the Senate

H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
failed to pass the House Government Operations Committee
An identical bill passed a Senate Committee and is on the 2nd reading for the Senate.

HB 286 Building Code Amendments
Is in House Rules

See the above link for more information and also for some bills in the works. Several bills may not be required if the situation is solved in another bill. 

Remember, any bill may change and that could change my support or opposition.

Committees

I have also been very involved in debating, amending and voting for and against many other bills, along with on going discussions on the budget and policy decisions.

Stay on top of posts from my blog:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
801-966-2636 (home)

Official Legislative Website and email
http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC

The best way to get a hold of me is via email at:

There have been 3 town hall meetings, well attended with one more. Hundreds of Surveys have been returned. I am still reading them. I have some general statistics from them which is always amazing.
2015 Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Thu. January 22, 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 24, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 31, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sat. February 28, 2015, 10:30am to 11:45am

A 2015 survey is at:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com/Survey2015.pdf


Other links:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah

http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox  (personal profile)

http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah  (public page)
http://pinterest.com/fredccox/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-c-cox/13/7aa/a6b
https://plus.google.com/+FredCox/about
http://www.youtube.com/user/fredcox4utah/videos
http://fredcox4utah.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/fredcox4utah/

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 3 Update

Week three of the Legislative General Session.

Numbered bills for Rep. Fred C. Cox

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=COXFC

H.B. 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments
passed the House and the Senate, waiting for the Governor's signature

H.B. 126 Design Professionals - Amendments (See Sub. 3)
in House Business and Labor

H.B. 162 Construction Trades Continuing Education Amendments
in House Business and Labor

H.B. 177 Absentee Ballot Amendments (See Sub 1)
passed House and is at the Senate Government Operations Committee

H.B. 243 Vintage Vehicle Amendments
in House Transportation Committee

H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
is on the agenda for House Government Operations Committee
An identical bill that I will be floor sponsoring passed a Senate Committee and is on the 2nd reading for the Senate.

HB 286 Building Code Amendments
Is in House Rules

See the above link for more information and also for some bills in the works. Several bills may not be required if the situation is solved in another bill. 

Remember, any bill may change and that could change my support or opposition.

Committees


I have also been very involved in debating, amending and voting for and against many other bills, along with on going discussions on the budget and policy decisions.

Stay on top of posts from my blog:
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION:
801-966-2636 (home)

Official Legislative Website and email
http://le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=COXFC

The best way to get a hold of me is via email at:

There have been 3 town hall meetings, well attended with one more. Hundreds of Surveys have been returned. I am still reading them. I have some general statistics from them which is always amazing.
2015 Town Hall Meetings at Hunter Library 4740 West 4100 South West Valley City, Utah
Thu. January 22, 2015, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 24, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm (completed)
Sat. January 31, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sat. February 28, 2015, 10:30am to 11:45am

A 2015 survey is at:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com/Survey2015.pdf


Other links:
http://www.fredcox4utah.com
http://www.fredcox4utah.blogspot.com

http://twitter.com/fredcox4utah

http://www.facebook.com/fred.c.cox  (personal profile)

http://www.facebook.com/fredcox4utah  (public page)
http://pinterest.com/fredccox/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fred-c-cox/13/7aa/a6b
https://plus.google.com/+FredCox/about
http://www.youtube.com/user/fredcox4utah/videos
http://fredcox4utah.tumblr.com/
http://instagram.com/fredcox4utah/

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 HB 281 Revisions to Elections Law

2015 H.B. 281 Revisions to Elections Law
(See also S.B. 43)
An effective delay for two years. It leaves the "compromise" intact.


http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0281.html


SB 43 and an identical piece in the house HB 281 doesn't change the deal. It just provides more time. It leaves 2014 SB 54 in place.

Count My Vote demanded that the Utah GOP needed to deal with Fire Fighters and Doctors and Mom's with sick kids being able to vote at our GOP neighborhood caucus night. If you remember their initial press conference, that was their focus.

It took longer than Count My Vote wanted to but at least the Utah GOP did fix it so the Fire Fighters and Doctors and Mom's with sick kids were able to vote at our GOP neighborhood caucus night, if their schedule didn't allow attending in person.

Why is more time needed? Not only is there a current lawsuit where this will allow time for it to play out it will allow time for the parties to respond to that decision.

2014 SB54 passed less than one year ago demands the Parties change the way delegates can vote at convention, or , as I read it, requires them to double the number of seats, with the backup delegate there just in case, and to have all 29 counties and state conventions in less than 2 weeks.

Not only that, but SB54 includes at least one item Count My Vote didn't because of constitution questions.

Providing time for the court to find out "where is the line" and provide the parties time to see if is even possible to deal with 2014 SB 54 at the county and state levels is smart.