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.
- HB155: Child pornography penalties for computer technicians (2016)
This bill mandates computer technicians to report any child pornography they discover to police. Failure to report is a class B misdemeanor.
The bill passed the House 64-7 and passed the Senate 25-0. Libertas Institute supports a "nay" vote; while we strongly support efforts to protect vulnerable children, this goes too far by introducing unintended consequences into the criminal justice system—over-reporting to prosecutors, charges against technicians who didn't see the child pornography prosecutors claim they did, unnecessary defense expenses by innocent technicians, etc. This bill is well meaning, but goes in the wrong direction.
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