Recordings of Committee Testimony

From time to time, Libertas Institute staff offer testimony in legislative committee meetings in support of or against a specific bill. Below are the recordings of these testimonies.

2014 – General Session

  • HB161 (to deny support to the NSA). March 7, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB70 (to reform how forcible entry warrants are authorized). March 6, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB96 (to offer taxpayer-backed post-performance funding of private preschools). March 5, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB285 (to repeal the so-called “Zion Curtain”). March 4, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • SB256 (to roll back deceptive changes made to asset forfeiture law last year). March 3, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • SB167 (to restrict law enforcement use of drones). February 25, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HJR4 (to allow for recall elections). February 25, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB223 (to repeal the Governor’s authority to remove candidates for state school board). February 24, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB128 (to require a search warrant to access a cell phone’s location or data). February 21, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB77 (to provide a tax credit for homeschooling families). February 18, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB318 (to provide the option of jury trials in cases of termination of parental rights). February 14, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB120 (to require education on federalism for state employees who are required as part of their employment to be attorneys). February 14, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • SB185 (to require law enforcement transparency for SWAT raids and forcible entry [e.g. home raids]). February 14, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • HB70 (to reform how forcible entry warrants are authorized). February 10, 2014. Full discussion.

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  • SB148 (to commit taxpayer funds in perpetuity to a private company offering education services). February 6, 2014. Full discussion.

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2013 – Interim Session

  • Massage therapy sunset (proposal to re-authorized occupational licensure of massage therapists). October 15, 2013. Full discussion.

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2013 – General Session

  • HB362 (to require collective bargaining [public union] meetings to be open to the public). March 6, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB313 (to allow individuals facing the termination of their parental rights to request trial by jury). March 5, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • SB267 (to fund the creation of a new hotel with taxpayer dollars). March 5, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB132 (to outlaw discrimination in employment against people due to their height or weight). March 5, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB225 (to increase income taxes for wealthy individuals). March 4, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB136 (to increase markup on state-controlled alcoholic beverage, increase taxes, and hire 60-100 additional police officers for alcohol law enforcement). March 1, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB84 (to declare gold/silver currency as money, allow for due process when such money is in fiduciary care, and order a study to determine how the state can better accommodate the payment of debts in gold/silver). February 27, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB114 (to invalidate federal gun control laws which violate the right to keep and bear arms). February 22, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB76 (to allow Utahns 21 years and older to conceal carry a weapon without a permit). February 20, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB103 (to prohibit cell phone use by teenagers while driving). February 13, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • HB233 (to perpetuate licensure for the funeral service industry). February 12, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • SB144 (to require licensure to practice law). February 12, 2013. Full discussion.

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  • SB39 (to produce and promote sex education materials for parents to use with their children). February 11, 2013. Full discussion.

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