A new analysis from nonpartisan legislative staff shows that 94.48 percent of bills that passed the legislature in 2022 were bipartisan. Of the 308 total bills that passed both chambers in 2022, 291 had the ‘yes’ vote of at least one Republican senator or representative.
This work builds on bipartisan efforts from previous years:
- In 2021, 310 of 334 bills passed with at least one Republican representative or senator voting yes (92.81 percent)
- In the 2019-20 biennium, 812 of 854 bills passed with at least one Republican representative or senator voting yes (95.08 percent)
A few notes:
- The lists include only bills that have “Final Passage” in their motion to pass.
- They do not include Resolutions because those have “Adoption” motions.
- In the linked spreadsheet above, a * indicates bills that have at least one Republican representative’s or senator’s vote.
- The calculations treat Sen. Sheldon as a Democrat. (Sen. Sheldon, a member of the Senate Republican Caucus, was also a ‘yes’ vote on the budget, transportation investment package, and other bills, so the percentage of bipartisan bills would be slightly larger if “bipartisan” were taken to mean “approved by members of both major caucuses.”)