Libertas Legislator Profiles
Legislator Profile: Senator Todd Weiler
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.
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.
- SB254: Drug-induced Homicide Amendments (2023)
This bill enhances any underlying crime by one degree if a suspect falsely says he has ingested drugs after arrest. When suspects do this, law enforcement must take the suspect to the hospital to be medically cleared prior to booking, wasting law enforcement and hospital resources and taxpayer dollars.
This bill failed in the Senate, 3-21. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- SB156: Investigative Genetic Genealogy Modifications (2023)
This bill legalized the use of DNA databases by law enforcement to conduct fishing expeditions in search of suspects where they have no leads. The process happens without any judicial oversight.
This bill passed the Senate 24-2 and passed the House 46-24. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.
- SB226: Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act Amendments (2023)
This bill closed a loophole by ensuring electronic data stored in cars is not accessible to government agents without a valid warrant.
This bill passed both chambers unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- SB98: Asset Forfeiture Amendments (2021)
This bill reformed civil asset forfeiture, including requiring that all cases in the state go to the state court, where protections for the property owner are higher than they are in federal court.
This bill passed the Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- SB109: Asset Forfeiture Amendments (2019)
This bill would have reformed civil asset forfeiture to codify the recent unanimous ruling of the Utah Supreme Court along with ensuring that a law enforcement agency would not be required to forfeit property as a condition of obtaining a grant.
This bill passed the Senate unanimously but was referred for interim study by a House committee. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- SB59: Antidiscrimination Law for Breastfeeding Moms (2016)
This bill forces employers to provide accommodations for employees related to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
This bill passed the Senate 18-9 and passed the House 59-15. Libertas Institute supports a "nay" vote, as the Utah Constitution requires a free market, which this bill violates by forcing employers to accommodate activity they otherwise might prefer not to.
- SB119: Prescription Database Revisions (2015)
Utah law requires information about one's prescription medication to be stored in a government-managed database. Easy access to this database by law enforcement officers has led to abuse and fishing expeditions. This bill locked down access to this database by requiring probable cause and a warrant.
This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 55-17. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
- SB293: Historic District Amendments (2015)
This bill would have limited the ability of a legislative body, such as a city council, to create a historic district, which has the effect of allowing a minority of property owners to arbitrarily impose restrictions and regulations on their neighbors, including specific requirements about what structures can be built, what paint color can be used, etc. Under the bill, a high threshold of 75% of affected property owners would have been required to consent to creating the new layer of government over property owners in that area.
This bill passed the Senate 19-9 and failed in the House on a 31-38 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.
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