Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Craig Hall
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.
- HB57: Electronic Information or Data Privacy (2019)
This bill required law enforcement to obtain a warrant to access a person's electronic data even when that data is in the possession of a third party provider, such as Google or Dropbox. It is the first law of its kind in the nation.
This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- 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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