Libertas Legislator Profiles


Legislator Profile: Senator John Valentine

Name: John Valentine
Type: Senator
Party: Republican
No longer in office
Email: jvalentine@le.utah.gov

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.

20102011201220132014 Overall Rating
60%42%45%38%61% 49%

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.

  • SB27: Reauthorization of Massage Therapy Licensure Act (2014)
    This bill extended the sunset date of massage therapy occupational licensure by 10 years, to 2024.

    Libertas Institute opposed this bill, as we oppose occupational licensure generally. Massage therapists should not need the permission of the state to offer their services to others, nor should they be made to jump through bureaucratic hoops as a condition of engaging in commerce (submit an application, pay a fee, attend school for a certain number of hours, take an exam, etc.).

    This bill passed the Senate 28-0 and passed the House 63-7. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

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