Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Nelson Abbott
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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.
- HB385: Mentally Ill Offenders Amendments (2023)
This bill allowed judges to defer sentencing for up to a year if a defendant was mentally ill when he committed a crime. The judge can then sentence the defendant based not only on the crime, but whether he has demonstrated a commitment to addressing the underlying mental illness.
This bill passed both chambers unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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