Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Representative Michael Noel
Name: Michael Noel
No longer in office
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.
- HB327: Rural Online Initiative (2018)
This bill spends over $2 million helping rural Utahns learn about existing job opportunities online. Taxpayers should not have to pay to educate Utahns in rural areas about online options that they can already learn about through their own work. This effort should be privately funded and operated using industry, religious, or nonprofit support. The sponsors of this bill have not even attempted to do this.
This bill passed the House 65-1 and passed the Senate 22-1. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- HB99: Bigamy Offense Amendments (2017)
This bill targeted polygamists and perpetuates their felony status, and was run by the Attorney General's office to strengthen the statute's ability to withstand future legal challenges.
This bill passed the House 48-25 and passed the Senate 15-14. Libertas supports a "nay" vote, as this bill makes a bad problem worse and unfairly targets and legally discriminates against polygamists in the state, classifying them as felons.
- HCR1: Resolution against WOTUS EPA Rule (2016)
A rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency purported to grant it the authority to regulate and micromanage not only interstate water, but intrastate water as well—bodies of water entirely within Utah. This resolution expressed opposition to that rule change, and support for pending litigation to fight it.
This bill passed the House 64-9 and passed the Senate 22-4. Libertas Institute supports a "yea" vote, having written a public policy brief calling for this action and encouraging the legislature to voice opposition to this egregious violation of federalism.
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