Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Representative John Knotwell

Name: John Knotwell
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.

201420152016201720182019 Overall Rating
100%90%100%94%86%90% 93%

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.

  • HB253: Short-term Rental Amendments (2017)
    This bill prohibited cities from using short-term rental websites to enforce their restrictions or prohibitions on rentals, effectively requiring them to enforced based on complaints or evidence.

    This bill passed the House 71-1 and passed the Senate 28-0. Libertas supports a "yea" vote because homeowners should be free to share their property, even for money, and this bill is a small step in the right direction.

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