Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Marc Roberts
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.
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.
- HB284: Criminal Procedure Amendments (2018)
This bill would have created an opportunity for a jury to be informed of their power to acquit a defendant if a conviction would cause a manifest injustice to occur.
This bill failed in the House 30-39. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB181: Home Consumption and Homemade Food Act (2018)
This bill establishes a process whereby food producers can directly sell their items to consenting customers without being subject to regulation, inspection, certification, and more. Informed consumers should be free to transact with one another without regulatory interference.
This bill passed the House 64-7 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB323: Licensing and Practice Acts Amendments (2018)
This bill provided some changes to occupational licensure, exempting a couple industries from licensure requirements. In the House, the bill also contained important legal changes to make it easier for Utahns to become a cosmetologist or barber through an apprenticeship, but these changes were removed before the Senate voted on it.
This bill passed the House 38-33. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB332: Criminal Procedure Revisions (2017)
This bill would have allowed juries to be informed about the potential sentenced faced by a defendant whose fate they are tasked with deciding.
This bill failed in the House on a 29-45 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB104: Cow-share Program Amendments (2015)
In 2007, the Utah legislature banned herd share agreements whereby multiple people could jointly possess, and drink the milk from, one or more cows, sheep, or goats. This bill legalized them, though limited only to two cows, 10 sheep, and 10 goats. Additionally, the Department of Agriculture is prohibited from creating regulations dealing with herd share program participants.
This bill passed out of the House 61-11 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB70: Forcible Entry Amendments (2014)
This bill introduced caution into the forcible entry (home invasion) warrant process, increasing the legal standard by which they may be authorized and requiring that only reasonable and necessary force be used, among other changes made.
HB70 can save lives (both police officers and citizens) and reduce damage to property. Accordingly, we strongly supported this amendment to Utah's laws.
This bill passed the House 69-6 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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