Lying to Kids Does Not Achieve Justice
The practice of deceiving young people only results in police hearing what they want to hear. It does not result in accurately solving crimes.
HB 262: Keeping Children Out of State Detention
This bill prevents most children who are 12 or younger from being kept in state detention for crimes.
Utah is First in the Nation to Protect “Free Range” Parenting
Legislation we proposed has now become the first of its kind in the country, protecting parental rights from overeager bureaucrats and police officers.
SB 65: Protect “Free-Range” Parenting
This bill passed the House and the Senate with unanimous votes. Two years ago, Senator Mike Lee successfully passed an amendment ensuring that the federal government may not “expose parents to civil or criminal charges for...
SB82: Monitoring the Use of Psychotropic Medication by Children in Foster Care
This bill passed both the Senate and House unanimously. Libertas Institute supports this bill. In a 2008 study of children in Utah’s foster care system, 31% of children (833 out of 2,651) had been prescribed one or more...
SB79: Denying Juvenile Courts Jurisdiction over Adults
This bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House 54-18. Libertas Institute supports this bill. Under current law in Utah, the state may treat legal adults as minors if the adult is between 18 and 21 years of age, and...