Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Eric Hutchings
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.
- HB348: Criminal Justice Programs and Amendments (2015)
This bill was the result of a year-long study by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to make criminal justice “smarter” in Utah, keeping people out of prison who don’t need to be there—saving taxpayers some half a billion dollars over the next 20 years by not needing to incarcerate more people. Lowering the penalty for drug possession is one of the recommendations that received significant attention, though many other provisions of the bill are important as well.
This bill passed the House 72-3 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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