Here is the status of some bills making their way through the Legislature’s general session:
HB 14 — Creating the “Mountain Daylight Savings Time” zone for Wyoming. Defeated in Senate “Committee of the Whole.”
HB 38 — Raising legislative expense reimbursements from $109 per day to $149. Vetoed by Gov. Mark Gordon.
HB 52 — Giving preference to Wyoming-made products in furnishing state buildings. Awaiting governor’s signature.
HB 66 — Setting a statewide lodging tax of 5 percent. Approved in second reading in Senate.
HB 71 — Raising the penalty for violating equal pay rules to $500 per day. Signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon.
HB 140 — Imposing a 48-hour waiting period to perform abortions. No action will be taken in Senate committee before the end of session.
HB 145 — Eliminating the death penalty. Killed in Senate “Committee of the Whole.”
HB 192 — Requiring photo ID to vote. Killed on third reading in House.
HB 220 — Imposing an income tax on out-of-state companies with business locations in Wyoming. Died without review in Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee.
HB 251 — Authorizing Wyoming to sue the state of Washington over it refusal to allow the construction of a coal port. Approved in second reading in Senate.
HJ 1 — Asking the federal government to delist the grizzly bear. Signed by Gov. Mark Gordon.
SF 46 — Limiting the length of a prescription of opioids to 14 days. Approved in second reading in House.SF 57 — Setting a deadline for the release of public documents by government agencies. Awaiting report of “joint conference committee” to resolve Senate, House differences.
SF 119 — Making all expenditures by the state auditor’s office public and available for review. Died without review in House Appropriations Committee.
SF 129 — Repealing requirements for reports from the state Department of Education. Awaiting governor’s signature.
SF 148 — Allowing the state to seize and operate federal facilities — including national parks — under certain conditions. Killed in House Minerals Committee.
SF 149 — Creating a “Capitol Complex” around the state Capitol and giving the state building commission authority for planning in the area. Approved in first reading in the House.
SF 160 — Requiring changes in voter party affiliation to take place two weeks before absentee ballots are distributed. Died without review by House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee.
SJ 3 — Declaring Dec. 10, 2019, as Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day. Signed into law by governor.