Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Senator Daniel Thatcher

Name: Daniel Thatcher
Type: Senator
Party: Republican
District: 11
Mobile: 801-759-4746

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.

20142015201620172018201920202021202220232024 Overall Rating
58%61%66%41%47%74%74%80.5%77%84%76% 67%

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.

  • SB46: Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Amendments (2022)
    This bill ensured that government employees could not be punished by their employers simply because they have a medical cannabis card.

    This bill passed the Senate 26-1 and passed the House 68-4. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB103: Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements (2019)
    This bill increased the level of a criminal penalty for people whose motive in a crime involved targeting the victim because of one of a lengthy number of protected classifications including where they went to college, age, familial status, political expression, marital status, if they're in the military, religion, ancestry, ethnicity, race, sex, and more.

    This bill passed the Senate 18-11 and passed the House 64-9. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
  • SB171: Motion Picture Incentives Amendments (2019)
    This bill would have allowed cash grants to be provided to those doing post-production film work on computers in Utah, and would have removed the limitation on total grants that can be provided.

    This bill passed the Senate 21-1 and failed in the House, 34-34. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

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