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.
- HB96: Utah School Readiness Initiative (2014)
This bill authorized government funding of preschool for at-risk youth in Utah. Private donations will finance the experimental first year, and if it's a success, taxpayers will be required to pay back the investors and then finance the preschool program on an annual basis.
Libertas Institute opposed this bill. We oppose so-called "public" education generally, though especially find it problematic that private preschool companies will be financed through taxes. Further, we are concerned about the state's longstanding trend of taking children out of their homes at an increasingly early change. Education is a parental responsibility and should remain as such.
This bill passed the House 55-17 and passed the Senate 17-10. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
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