Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Representative Melissa Garff Ballard

Name: Melissa Garff Ballard
Type: Representative
Party: Republican
District: 20
Mobile: 385-226-2485

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.

201920202021202220232024 Overall Rating
55%52%61%51%83%79% 64%

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.

  • HB517: Inmate Program Amendments (2023)
    This bill would have given inmates more opportunities to participate in and complete programming and educational opportunities without interruptions.

    This bill passed the House 38-33 but did not receive a Senate vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • HB132: Sanitation Amendments (2021)
    This bill would have required cosmetology facilities (including individuals operating home businesses) to post a notice from the health department about sanitation issues, with fines imposed by the health department for failure to post the notice.

    This bill failed in the House, 32-36. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

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