The 2021 Libertas Legislator Index


Index Key Vote agrees with Libertas' position Vote conflicts with Libertas' position Legislator was absent or did not vote Legislator sponsored the bill(awarded 2% if it's a bill we support,
docked 2% if we opposed)

While hundreds of votes are cast each year, Libertas chooses for its index the bills that directly relate to our mission to defend personal freedom, property rights, free markets, justice and due process, and limited and open government.

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House of Representatives (view the Senate)

Legislator HB60Conceal Carry Firearms Amendments

This bill removed the requirement that adults over 21 must obtain a permission slip to conceal carry a firearm, making Utah a "permitless carry" state. This bill passed the House 54-19 and passed the Senate 23-6. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB72Device Filter Amendments

This bill mandated that new tablets and smartphones sold to Utahns come with the filters turned on. If a device is sold in the state and the filters are not turned on, the manufacturers will be held liable.

This bill passed the House 41-30 and passed the Senate 19-6. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB76Firearm Preemption Amendments

This bill would have positioned the state of Utah as the protector of self-defense rights, undermining conflicting local laws as well as future federal laws dealing with gun control.

This bill passed the House 56-16 but did not receive a Senate vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB82Single-family Housing Modifications

This bill allowed Utah homeowners to convert a portion of their home into an accessory apartment more easily, helping alleviate the affordable housing crisis.

This bill passed the House 50-19 and passed the Senate 27-1. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB86Social Security Tax Amendments

This bill helped seniors whose income is made up mostly by social security benefits by providing them a non-refundable income tax credit of up to $450.

This bill passed the legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB32Employee Status Amendments

This bill made clear that a person providing a remote service is not deemed an employee so long as the relationship between the person and the company is freelance in nature, to ensure companies are not obligated with government mandates for contractors as they are for actual employees.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 60-13. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
SB52Property Tax Deferral Modifications

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.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB86Amendments to the Price Controls During Emergencies Act

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.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB87Professional Licensing Amendments

This bill eliminated the need to obtain a costly occupational license for people who merely wish to wash, dry, and style hair.

This bill passed the Senate 21-8 and passed the House 50-22. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
SB98Asset Forfeiture Amendments

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.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
HB116Student Attendance Amendments

This bill prohibits schools from requiring a doctor's note when a parent wishes to excuse their child's absence from public school for an illness.

This bill passed the House 48-22 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
HB132Sanitation Amendments

This bill would have required cosmetology facilities (including individuals operating home businesses) to post a notice from the health department about sanitation issues, with fines imposed by the health department for failure to post the notice.

This bill failed in the House, 32-36. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
HB140Income Tax Revenue Amendments

This bill would have required reporting when federal tax change result in an increase in state tax revenue. That revenue would have been placed in a restricted account in order to provide a future tax cut.

This bill passed the House 42-27 but failed in the Senate, 8-21. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB143Driver License Suspension Amendments

This bill prohibited the government from suspending the driver licenses of thousands of Utahns each year simply because they failed to pay a fine or appear in court.

This bill passed the House 71-1 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB159Higher Education Speech

This bill restricts a university's ability to adopt overly broad or vague harassment codes that could be used to punish constitutionally protected speech.

This bill passed the House 60-11 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 1% of the Index score.
HB217Regulatory Sandbox Program Amendments

This bill created the country's first all-inclusive regulatory sandbox which shields innovative companies from outdated or conflicting laws and regulations, allowing them to go to market without being punished for violating a law that did not envision future economic changes and innovations.

This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
HB228Jail Photo Distribution Prohibition

This bill prohibits the government from releasing the jail booking photos of individuals until they are later convicted, with limited exceptions such as under a court order.

This bill passed the House 69-1 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB243Privacy Protection Amendments

This bill created the country's first proactive process to review government use of technology that affects and violates our privacy.

This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
HB271Home Child Care Amendments

This bill would have reduced regulatory requirements on a child care provider by ensuring that a person caring for up to six children does not have to obtain permission from the government, pay a fee, submit to a background check, etc.

This bill passed the House 56-16 but failed to pass a Senate committee. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
HB287Nurse Practice Act Amendments

This bill allowed nurse practitioners to prescribe certain controlled substances without the supervision of a physician.

This bill passed the House 53-14 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB290Probation and Parole Amendments

This bill stopped the use of incarceration for technical violations on probation and parole.

This bill passed the Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB167Utah Film Economic Incentives

This bill effectively doubled the amount of tax credits that can be given to film projects in Utah.

This bill passed the Senate 17-8 and passed the House 46-21. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB170Consumer Protection for Cannabis Patients

This bill created a process whereby doctors can recommend cannabis without having to jump through regulatory hoops.

This bill passed the Senate 28-1 and passed the House 62-8. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB194Utah Main Street Program

This bill created a program to encourage and promote city main streets, with an option to redistribute funds allocated by the legislature to artificially help prop up businesses that are located in city main streets.

This bill passed the Senate 23-3 and passed the House 45-23. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB195Emergency Response Amendments

This bill imposed substantial restrictions on the existing legal authorities for the executive branch during declared emergencies, ensuring that such powers are more restricted and overseen by the legislative branch than they were previously.

This bill passed unanimously in the Senate and in the House with a 68-4 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
SB215Sex Offender Registry Amendments

This bill allowed for certain individuals to be removed from the sex offender registry list under limited circumstances.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 40-33. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB219Truancy Enforcement Moratorium

This bill puts a moratorium on enforcing any truancy laws for public school attendance until after the 2021-22 school year.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 52-18. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB228Electronic Free Speech Amendments

This bill imposed restrictions on tech platforms' content moderation policies and terms of service.

This bill passed the Senate 21-6 and passed the House 39-35. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
SB234Statewide Online Education Program Amendments

This bill expanded the existing Statewide Online Education Program to the 7th and 8th grades, to provide more education choice to families to better meet their children's needs and ambitions.

This bill passed the Senate 25-1 and passed the House 54-14. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB0158Juvenile Interrogation Amendments

This bill protected children's Miranda rights during a law enforcement investigation.

This bill passed the House 63-8 and passed the House unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 1% of the Index score.
2021 Rating
Abbott, N. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoxYes78%
Acton, C.K. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes71%
Albrecht, C. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesxYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNo68%
Ballard, M.G. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoxNoYesYesNoNoNoYes61%
Barlow, S. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes73%
Bennion, G. (D)NoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes53%
Birkeland, K. (R)YesxYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYes79.5%
Brammer, B. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes79.5%
Briscoe, J. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes59%
Brooks, W. (R)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes97%
Burton, J. (R)YesNoYesxYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes79%
Chew, S. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo77%
Christiansen, S. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYes85%
Christofferson, K. (R)xNoYesYesxxxYesYesYesxxYesxxxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYes77%
Collard, C. (D)NoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYes57%
Dailey-Provost, J. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes64%
Dunnigan, J. (R)NoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes72.5%
Eliason, S. (R)YesNoxYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYes66%
Ferry, J. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesxYesxYesNoxNoYesNoNoNoYesYes64%
Gibson, F. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo80%
Gwynn, M. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo80%
Hall, C. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes81.5%
Handy, S. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes81%
Harrison, S. (D)NoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYes54%
Hawkes, T. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNo82%
Hawkins, J. (R)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNAN%
Hollins, S. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesxYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYes55%
Johnson, D.N. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes72%
Judkins, M. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYes72%
King, Brian S. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes58%
Kohler, M. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesxNoNoNoYesYes62.5%
Kwan, K. (D)NoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes58%
Last, B. (R)YesNoYesxYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoxYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesxYesxYesYesYesNoxYes77%
Lesser, R. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes61%
Lisonbee, K. (R)YesNoYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxNoYesYesxNoYesYes86%
Lund, S. (R)YesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesNoYesNoYesYesxNoYesYes77.5%
Lyman, P. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYes78%
Maloy, A.C. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes100%
Matthews, A. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesxYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesNoxYesYesYes62%
Miles, K. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesxYesYesYesNoYesYes80%
Moss, C. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes59%
Moss, J. (R)YesYesYesxYesYesYesxYesxYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesxYesNoYesYesxYes96%
Musselman, C.R. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes85%
Nelson, M. (R)NoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYes71%
Owens, D. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYes61%
Petersen, M. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes80%
Peterson, V. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes76.5%
Pierucci, C. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes84%
Pitcher, S. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoxYesNoYesxYesYesYesYesxYes63%
Pulsipher, S. (R)YesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYes70%
Ray, P. (R)YesNoxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYes74%
Robertson, A. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo88%
Romero, A. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYes50%
Sagers, D. (R)YesNoYesxYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesxYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYes60%
Schultz, M. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesxYesYesYesNoxYes85%
Seegmiller, T. (R)YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYes87%
Shipp, R.P. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYes73.5%
Snider, C. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNo79%
Snow, V. L. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYes80%
Spendlove, R. (R)YesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesxYesYesYes93%
Stenquist, J. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes82%
Stoddard, A. (D)NoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesxNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYes52%
Stratton, K. (R)YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesx84%
Strong, M.A. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes96%
Teuscher, J. (R)YesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes99%
Thurston, N. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesx95%
Waldrip, S. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesNoxYesxYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYes72%
Ward, R. (R)YesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesxNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYes78.5%
Watkins, C. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesxYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesxYesNoYesxYesYesNox77%
Weight, E. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYes60%
Welton, D. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesxYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNo77%
Wheatley, M. (D)NoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYes58%
Wilcox, R. (R)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes100%
Wilson, B. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesxxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesxxxYesYesYesNoYesYes84%
Winder, M. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes79%

Senate

Legislator HB60Conceal Carry Firearms Amendments

This bill removed the requirement that adults over 21 must obtain a permission slip to conceal carry a firearm, making Utah a "permitless carry" state. This bill passed the House 54-19 and passed the Senate 23-6. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB72Device Filter Amendments

This bill mandated that new tablets and smartphones sold to Utahns come with the filters turned on. If a device is sold in the state and the filters are not turned on, the manufacturers will be held liable.

This bill passed the House 41-30 and passed the Senate 19-6. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB82Single-family Housing Modifications

This bill allowed Utah homeowners to convert a portion of their home into an accessory apartment more easily, helping alleviate the affordable housing crisis.

This bill passed the House 50-19 and passed the Senate 27-1. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB86Social Security Tax Amendments

This bill helped seniors whose income is made up mostly by social security benefits by providing them a non-refundable income tax credit of up to $450.

This bill passed the legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB32Employee Status Amendments

This bill made clear that a person providing a remote service is not deemed an employee so long as the relationship between the person and the company is freelance in nature, to ensure companies are not obligated with government mandates for contractors as they are for actual employees.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 60-13. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
SB52Property Tax Deferral Modifications

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.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB86Amendments to the Price Controls During Emergencies Act

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.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB87Professional Licensing Amendments

This bill eliminated the need to obtain a costly occupational license for people who merely wish to wash, dry, and style hair.

This bill passed the Senate 21-8 and passed the House 50-22. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB98Asset Forfeiture Amendments

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.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
HB116Student Attendance Amendments

This bill prohibits schools from requiring a doctor's note when a parent wishes to excuse their child's absence from public school for an illness.

This bill passed the House 48-22 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
HB140Income Tax Revenue Amendments

This bill would have required reporting when federal tax change result in an increase in state tax revenue. That revenue would have been placed in a restricted account in order to provide a future tax cut.

This bill passed the House 42-27 but failed in the Senate, 8-21. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB143Driver License Suspension Amendments

This bill prohibited the government from suspending the driver licenses of thousands of Utahns each year simply because they failed to pay a fine or appear in court.

This bill passed the House 71-1 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB159Higher Education Speech

This bill restricts a university's ability to adopt overly broad or vague harassment codes that could be used to punish constitutionally protected speech.

This bill passed the House 60-11 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 1% of the Index score.
HB217Regulatory Sandbox Program Amendments

This bill created the country's first all-inclusive regulatory sandbox which shields innovative companies from outdated or conflicting laws and regulations, allowing them to go to market without being punished for violating a law that did not envision future economic changes and innovations.

This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
HB228Jail Photo Distribution Prohibition

This bill prohibits the government from releasing the jail booking photos of individuals until they are later convicted, with limited exceptions such as under a court order.

This bill passed the House 69-1 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
HB243Privacy Protection Amendments

This bill created the country's first proactive process to review government use of technology that affects and violates our privacy.

This bill passed the entire Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
HB287Nurse Practice Act Amendments

This bill allowed nurse practitioners to prescribe certain controlled substances without the supervision of a physician.

This bill passed the House 53-14 and passed the Senate unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
HB290Probation and Parole Amendments

This bill stopped the use of incarceration for technical violations on probation and parole.

This bill passed the Legislature unanimously. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB138Violence, Disorder, and Looting Enforcement Protection Act

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.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB167Utah Film Economic Incentives

This bill effectively doubled the amount of tax credits that can be given to film projects in Utah.

This bill passed the Senate 17-8 and passed the House 46-21. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB170Consumer Protection for Cannabis Patients

This bill created a process whereby doctors can recommend cannabis without having to jump through regulatory hoops.

This bill passed the Senate 28-1 and passed the House 62-8. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB194Utah Main Street Program

This bill created a program to encourage and promote city main streets, with an option to redistribute funds allocated by the legislature to artificially help prop up businesses that are located in city main streets.

This bill passed the Senate 23-3 and passed the House 45-23. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB195Emergency Response Amendments

This bill imposed substantial restrictions on the existing legal authorities for the executive branch during declared emergencies, ensuring that such powers are more restricted and overseen by the legislative branch than they were previously.

This bill passed unanimously in the Senate and in the House with a 68-4 vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
SB204Permitting Amendments

This bill would have created a standardized process for the issuance of permits to ensure that individuals are not unfairly treated as they seek permission for various activities from the government.

This bill passed in the Senate 19-9 but did not receive a House vote. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
SB215Sex Offender Registry Amendments

This bill allowed for certain individuals to be removed from the sex offender registry list under limited circumstances.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 40-33. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 3% of the Index score.
SB219Truancy Enforcement Moratorium

This bill puts a moratorium on enforcing any truancy laws for public school attendance until after the 2021-22 school year.

This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 52-18. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 4% of the Index score.
SB228Electronic Free Speech Amendments

This bill imposed restrictions on tech platforms' content moderation policies and terms of service.

This bill passed the Senate 21-6 and passed the House 39-35. Libertas supports a "nay" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
SB234Statewide Online Education Program Amendments

This bill expanded the existing Statewide Online Education Program to the 7th and 8th grades, to provide more education choice to families to better meet their children's needs and ambitions.

This bill passed the Senate 25-1 and passed the House 54-14. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 2% of the Index score.
SB242Alternative Education Tax Credit Amendments

This bill would have provided a one-time tax credit for individuals who incurred expenses related to the education of their children outside of public school during Covid-19.

This bill failed in the Senate, 12-14. Libertas supports a "yea" vote.

This vote accounts for 5% of the Index score.
2021 Rating
Adams, J. S. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoxYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes79%
Anderegg, J. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesxYesYesYesxYesYes89.5%
Bramble, C. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoxYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes83.5%
Buxton, D. G. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes76%
Cullimore, K. A. (R)YesNoYesxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYes79.5%
Davis, G. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo72%
Escamilla, L. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo76%
Fillmore, L. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes95.5%
Grover, K. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes84%
Harper, W. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYes75%
Hinkins, D. (R)YesxYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo68.5%
Ipson, D. (R)YesxYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYesYesNoxYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesx76%
Iwamoto, J. (D)NoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo67%
Johnson, J. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYes79%
Kennedy, M. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes88.5%
Kitchen, D. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo76%
Mayne, K. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo68%
McCay, D. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoxYes94%
McKell, M. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesxYesYes73%
Millner, A. (R)YesNoxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNo65.5%
Owens, D.R. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo69%
Riebe, K. (D)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNo70%
Sandall, S. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo74%
Stevenson, J. (R)YesxYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesxYesYesNoxYesNoYesNoYesxNoYesx73%
Thatcher, D. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYes80.5%
Vickers, E. (R)YesxYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNo72%
Weiler, T. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo73.5%
Wilson, C. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo71%
Winterton, R. (R)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesxYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNo64%

Note: Beginning in 2018, we award one point for each bill we asked a legislator to sponsor, but that did not make it on the index. We also award half a point to floor sponsors of bills on our index we support, and deduct half a point from floor sponsors of bills on our index we oppose.

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