Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Fred Cox
No longer in office
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.
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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.
- HB80: Vehicle impound (2016)
Utah law currently requires police to impound a vehicle that is being operated without insurance. This bill would have removed this requirement and provided police officers discretion in determining whether seizure of the vehicle is necessary.
This bill failed in the House on a 29-40 vote. Libertas Institute supports a "yea" vote, because protection of property from unreasonable seizure is important; lack of insurance does not justify, in every case, the impounding of one's car.
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