Legislator Profile: Representative Norman Thurston

Name: Norman Thurston
Type: Representative
Party: Republican
District: 64
Email: normthurston@le.utah.gov
Mobile: 385-399-9658

Libertas Legislator Index Rankings

The following rating measures how consistently this legislator votes in support of individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise. To learn more, see the main index page.

20152016 Overall Rating
71%86% 79%

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Sponsored Ranked Bills

This legislator was the sponsor of the following bills, which were ranked by Libertas Institute in their respective year's Legislator Index.

  • HB67: Allowing Guns on Buses (2016)
    Prior to this bill, a person who boarded a bus with a firearm—except for law enforcement officials and concealed weapon permit holders—was guilty of a third degree felony. This bill eliminated this penalty enhancement, making the carrying of a firearm consistent with being on other property.

    This bill passed in the House 59-12 and passed in the Senate 24-2. Libertas Institute supports a "yea" vote, because the right to keep and bear arms is fundamental and should not be infringed; carrying a gun on a bus should not be treated differently from carrying one on a sidewalk.

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