Libertas Legislator Profiles

Legislator Profile: Senator David Hinkins

Name: David Hinkins
Type: Senator
Party: Republican
District: 26
Mobile: (435) 749-2828

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.

20142015201620172018201920202021202220232024 Overall Rating
63%83%89%67%61.5%82%63%68.5%76%63%76% 72%

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.

  • SB138: Violence, Disorder, and Looting Enforcement Protection Act (2021)
    This bill would have created additional criminal penalties for rioters but had several flaws that could have been misused and misapplied.

    This bill passed the Senate 22-7 but did not receive a House vote. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
  • SB108: Raw Milk Amendments (2018)
    This bill lowers the barrier for Utahns to sell and buy raw milk. Individuals should be free to acquire this natural product if they wish, without regulatory roadblocks that make it difficult to obtain.

    This bill passed the Senate 21-6 and passed the House unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
  • SB256: Concealed Firearm Amendments (2015)
    This bill would have allowed a person 21 years or older to carry an unloaded, concealed firearm without having to obtain a permit.

    This bill passed the Senate 21-6 but was not considered by the House. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

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