Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Senator Dan McCay
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.
- HB336: Fine Amendments (2018)
This bill ensures that a person cannot be charged more than 25% in fines and interest compared to the original amount of a fee or citation they were charged.
This bill passed the House 71-2 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB265: Safety Inspection Amendments (2017)
This bill repealed the mandatory vehicle safety inspection program in Utah.
The bill originally passed the House 45-29 and passed the Senate 19-6. Libertas supports a "yea" vote, because as we wrote in a recent public policy brief, Utah was the only western state besides Texas to require this program, which lacks any supporting evidence to demonstrate it actually reduces mechanical failures and car crash fatalities. Lacking this data, it needed to be repealed.
- HB300: Minimum standards for police body cameras (2016)
This bill establishes minimum standards for police agencies that use body cameras for their officers, such as when they must be activated, when notice of their use must be given, and how records are to be retained and disclosed.
This bill passed the House 64-5 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas Institute supports a "yea" vote, having spent hundreds of hours drafting the policy proposal that resulted in this change. Consistent standards applicable to police throughout the state are ideal, as opposed to a patchwork of policies.
- HB328: Tax Changes (2015)
This bill would have limited future property tax hikes by enacting provisions designed to prevent cities and counties from requiring residential property owners to subsidize the government at higher rates when commercial property values declined. The bill could have reduced local property tax revenue by a total aggregate of over $3 million annually.
This bill passed the House 40-30 but was not considered by the Senate. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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