Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Representative Eric Hutchings

Name: Eric Hutchings
Type: Representative
Party: Republican
No longer in office

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.

2014201520162017201820192020 Overall Rating
52%67%56%47%56.5%65%59.5% 57%

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.

  • HB90: Occupational Licensing Modifications (2019)
    This bill enabled those with a past criminal conviction to seek clarity from the state as to whether their criminal past will frustrate their effort to seek an occupational license.

    This bill passed the House unanimously and passed the Senate 21-1. LIbertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • HB431: Expungement Act Amendments (2019)
    This bill helped thousands of people by automatically expunging records of those with a past low-level criminal history.

    This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • 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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