Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Kim Coleman
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.
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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.
- HB132: Higher Education Student Speech Rights (2020)
This bill would have made sure that free speech is protected on taxpayer-funded college campuses by making sure that the institution cannot prohibit speech that is not discriminatory harassment and by giving the student a cause of action to challenge a restriction of his or her speech.
This bill passed the House 39-31 and failed in the Senate 9-16. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB69: Legal Notice Amendments (2019)
This bill would have eliminated the requirement for taxpayers to subsidize unnecessary legal notice requirements in newspapers in cases where the government knew how to directly contact the affected individual.
This bill failed in the House 35-39. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB354: Peer-to-peer Car Sharing Act (2019)
This bill would have created a different regulatory system for peer-to-peer car sharing services like Turo who are being subjected by regulators and law enforcement to the same taxes and laws that were created to regulate traditional rental car companies. This bill passed the House 50-22 and failed in a Senate committee 1-5. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB158: Higher Education Student Speech Rights (2019)
This bill would have created a statutory standard for free speech that publicly-funded universities would have to follow, ensuring that their policies do not improperly infringe on this fundamental right.
This bill passed the House 44-25 and failed in the Senate 8-19. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB301: Legal Notice Amendments (2018)
This bill would have allowed people to serve legal notices directly on a person if their location was known, rather than having to do so in a newspaper. These legal notices compel Utahns to subsidize newspapers, and should not be required if a person can be directly served another way.
This bill passed the House 42-26 but did not receive a Senate vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- HB394: New Car Sales Amendments (2015)
The laws in Utah contain a large number of regulations of the car dealership industry, as well as numerous protectionist policies that shield them from competition. This bill would have allowed for a new business model allowing direct sales to consumers online, for manufacturers such as Tesla. Such manufacturers would have been exempted from most of the dealership laws, while being required to maintain at least one service center to handle warranty work and other labor for cars sold in Utah.
This bill failed in the House on a 32-41 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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