Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Senator Jake Anderegg

Name: Jake Anderegg
Type: Senator
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.

2014201520162017201820192020202120222023 Overall Rating
100%78%98%60%74%84%76.5%89.5%89.5%91% 84%

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.

  • SB151: Food Preparation Amendments (2023)
    This bill exempted a minor's occasional business from the need to post signs and inform customers under the state's direct-to-consumer farmer's market regulations.

    This bill passed both chambers unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB215: Sex Offender Registry Amendments (2021)
    This bill allowed for certain individuals to be removed from the sex offender registry list under limited circumstances.

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 40-33. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB39: Affordable Housing Amendments (2020)
    This bill appropriated $10 million taxpayer dollars to be spent on subsidizing "affordable housing" for certain individuals.

    This bill passed the Senate 16-11 and passed the House 48-24. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
  • SB194: Special Events Sales Tax Obligations (2020)
    This bill ensured that the kids in our Children's Entrepreneur Market do not need to submit forms to the Tax Commission to collect and pay taxes on the items they sell.

    This bill passed the legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB201: Professional Licensing Amendments (2020)
    This bill limited the ability of the government to revoke a person's professional license for criminal conduct in certain circumstances.

    This bill passed the legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB52: Secondary Water Requirements (2019)
    This bill requires meters be installed on new installations of pressurized secondary water to measure water consumption.

    This bill passed unanimously in the Senate and passed 52-20 in the House. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB146: Technology Summit Incentives (2018)
    This bill proposed to give $1 million (later cut to $250k) to Silicon Slopes to help boost their annual conference. Taxpayer dollars should not be given to a private organization for their event.

    This bill passed the Senate 18-9 and passed the House 57-15. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
  • SB115: Compulsory Education Revisions (2017)
    When a child is habitually truant from school, the parent can currently be charged with a class B misdemeanor. This bill would have repealed that criminal charge. This bill failed in the Senate on a 13-16 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote, because parents are the stewards of their children and compulsory education laws violate their fundamental right to dictate how a child should be educated. Eliminating this parental punishment is an important goal.
  • SB81: Local Government Licensing Amendments (2017)
    Prior to this bill, the law allowed cities to require home-based businesses to obtain permits and pay fees as a condition of operating in the resident's home. These fees were often significant compared to the revenue such businesses produce. This bill largely carved out such small, home-based businesses, exempting them from licensure and fees. This bill passed the Senate 28-1 and passed the House 62-8. Libertas supports a "yea" vote, because just like no regulation is needed of lawful commercial enterprises conducted within one's home, cities should not be allowed to require such businesses to pay fees—since no corresponding services are provided to them for such payment.
  • HB132: Licensure exemption for home-based businesses (2016)
    This bill would have exempted home-based businesses from requirements by cities to pay annual fees as a condition of legally operating their business.

    This bill passed in the House 57-17 but was not considered by the Senate. Libertas Institute supports a "yea" vote, having proposed and worked on this bill for the third consecutive year; businesses that have no impact on city services of neighboring property should not be required to be licensed or pay fees to the government as a condition of operating.

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