Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Brian King
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.
- HB147: Crime Posting Restrictions (2023)
This bill would have created a new crime of recording and distributing a recording of a crime if the person recording does not summon help first.
This bill failed in the House 30-39. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- HB104: Responsibilities in an Emergency (2020)
This bill would have criminalized inaction for failure to make a report when someone was in need of help.
This bill failed in the House 29-46. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- HB170: 911 Responsibilities in an Emergency (2019)
This bill would have criminalized the failure to call 911 during a crime or emergency in which somebody is suffering serious bodily injury.
This bill failed in the House, 26-44. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- HB125: Duty to Assist in an Emergency (2018)
This bill would have created a crime for failure to report an emergency or commission of a crime. While moral or ethical concern is appropriate, it is wrong to criminalize non-action, especially when there may be legitimate reasons why a person would not be able to willing to call authorities in a particular circumstance.
This bill failed in the House 20-51. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- HB248: Compensatory Service in Lieu of Fine Amendments (2018)
This bill provides all defendants of class B misdemeanors and below an option to choose community service instead of paying a fine. Indigent Utahns especially deserve an alternative options so they are not subjected to late fees, interest, and arrest for failure to pay.
This bill passed the House unanimously and passed the Senate 22-1. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- 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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