Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Representative Jim Nielson

Name: Jim Nielson
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.

2014 Overall Rating
78% 78%

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.

  • HB224: Sales and Use Tax Amendments (2014)
    This bill would have reduced the state sales and use tax rate if the federal government requires collection of an internet sales tax, effectively equalizing the tax burden should additional new taxes be collected.

    Libertas Institute supported this bill. Its failure means a tax hike in the future if/when the federal government requires the additional tax collection. Because we oppose tax increases, we therefore oppose allowing one to increase by default.

    This bill failed in the House 26-47. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

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