Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Senator Lincoln Fillmore

Name: Lincoln Fillmore
Type: Senator
Party: Republican
District: 17
Mobile: 385-831-8902

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.

201620172018201920202021202220232024 Overall Rating
87%71%77%100%82.5%95.5%97.5%89%97% 88%

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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.

  • SB44: Alternative Education Scholarship Combination (2024)
    Senate Bill 44 combines the Carson Smith Scholarship and the Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship into the Carson Smith Opportunity Scholarship.

    This bill passes the senate 20-1 and passes the house 64-4. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB13: Education Entity Amendments (2024)
    This bill permits microschools in all zones and clarifies building occupancy laws and health codes for these schools.

    This bill passed the Senate 23-5 and passed the House 63-6. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB174: Local Land Use and Development Revisions (2023)
    This bill streamlined the process for property owners who wish to subdivide their land and build homes. It also eliminated unnecessary and costly regulations for those who want to build accessory dwelling units.

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 55-13. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB166: Education Entity Amendments (2023)
    This bill would have legalized microschools in Utah by knocking down local zoning and building restrictions that inhibit these entrepreneurial education startups.

    This bill failed in the Senate, 13-13. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB81: Property Tax Deferral Revisions (2023)
    This bill implemented some fixes to enable counties to accelerate the launch of their tax deferral programs for seniors.

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 68-1. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB62: Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program Amendments (2022)
    This bill expanded eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship to siblings of qualifying students, ensuring that more people have the means to pursue alternative education options.

    This bill passed the Senate 18-11 and passed the House 41-29. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB25: Property Tax Deferral Amendments (2022)
    This bill created a property tax deferment program for seniors to provide needed relief from rising property taxes.

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 66-1. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB93: Business Tax Amendments (2022)
    This bill exempted supplies used in the course of business from tangible personal property tax (a tax that requires owners of business property, like computers and desks, etc., to pay each year after their purchase).

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 63-8. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB75: Fine Amendments (2022)
    This bill capped the amount of traffic revenue a local government can collect to 25% of their overall budget.

    This bill passed the Senate 26-2 and passed the House 70-2. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB52: Property Tax Deferral Modifications (2021)
    This bill would have allowed a senior to request that the county defer their property taxes until the home is later sold or ownership is transferred.

    This bill passed the Senate unanimously and failed in the House, 29-43. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB86: Amendments to the Price Controls During Emergencies Act (2021)
    This bill reformed existing price-gouging laws in Utah to focus on individuals who are clearly and significantly taking advantage of Utahns during states of emergency.

    This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB177: Scholarships for Special Needs Students (2019)
    This bill would have provided more flexibility for parents of special needs students to use education funding for a variety of purposes rather than relying on the public school system to meet their child's needs.

    This bill passed the Senate 16-12 but did not receive a vote in the House. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB65: Child Neglect Amendments (2018)
    This bill specifies that a parent cannot be charged with neglect simply because their children are independently walking to a store, playing at a park, or engaging in a similar activity. Parental rights should not be violated merely because a "concerned citizen" calls the police because they are worried about a child's safety.

    This bill passed both the Senate and House unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB153: Self-reliance training for welfare recipients (2016)
    This bill requires applicants for welfare programs to participate in self-reliance training designed to help them no longer need taxpayer-funded assistance.

    This bill passed the Senate 20-5 and passed the House 45-28. Libertas Institute supports an "aye" vote, as we proposed this bill in order to encourage welfare recipients to establish ties with organizations that wish to help them improve their life and become self-sufficient.

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