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.
- HB178: Good Landlord Amendments (2017)
This bill prohibits most cities from requiring property owners to deny tenancy to convicted criminals as a condition of joining the city's "Good Landlord" program.
This bill passed the House 62-9 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB97: Limitation on Local Government Regulation of Animals (2014)
This bill prevented a municipality from adopting or enforcing a breed-specific ordinance regarding dogs. Many cities previously prohibit ownership of certain types of dog breeds, and this bill invalidated those ordinances.
Libertas Institute supported this bill. To the extent that cities are violating the property rights of Utahns, then the legislature should intervene and protect those rights. This bill is not so much about dog ownership as it is about property rights and the ability of Utahns to freely enjoy the ownership and companionship of a domestic dog of their choosing.
This bill passed the House 41-30 and passed the Senate 26-2. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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