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.
To see the specific votes used to rank this legislator, click the link in the table above for any of the yearly percentages listed.
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.
- SB59: Antidiscrimination Law for Breastfeeding Moms (2016)
This bill forces employers to provide accommodations for employees related to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
This bill passed the Senate 18-9 and passed the House 59-15. Libertas Institute supports a "nay" vote, as the Utah Constitution requires a free market, which this bill violates by forcing employers to accommodate activity they otherwise might prefer not to.
- SB119: Prescription Database Revisions (2015)
Utah law requires information about one's prescription medication to be stored in a government-managed database. Easy access to this database by law enforcement officers has led to abuse and fishing expeditions. This bill locked down access to this database by requiring probable cause and a warrant.
This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 55-17. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- SB293: Historic District Amendments (2015)
This bill would have limited the ability of a legislative body, such as a city council, to create a historic district, which has the effect of allowing a minority of property owners to arbitrarily impose restrictions and regulations on their neighbors, including specific requirements about what structures can be built, what paint color can be used, etc. Under the bill, a high threshold of 75% of affected property owners would have been required to consent to creating the new layer of government over property owners in that area.
This bill passed the Senate 19-9 and failed in the House on a 31-38 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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