Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Senator Gene Davis
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.
- SB134: Game Fowl Fighting - Amendments (2015)
This bill imposes criminal penalties on the practice of game fowl fighting—using birds such as chickens to fight one another for "entertainment, sport, or contest." The first penalty is a class B misdemeanor, and subsequent violations can be a third degree felony.
Chickens, as personal property, are routinely raised and slaughtered on a massive scale; criminalizing this use of fowl is problematic a government overreach.
This bill passed out of the Senate 17-7 and passed the House 41-33. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
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