House, Senate Let 14 Bills Die Without Review

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A bill that would have required Wyoming’s school districts to adopt safety and security policies for their schools died Monday as the Legislature entered the final week of its 2020 budget session.

Senate File 79 was one of a handful of bills to die in the House and Senate on Monday as legislators reached the deadline for the review of bills on the “general file,” those returned to the floor of each chamber after approval by committees.

SF 79, proposed by Sen. Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, was approved in the Senate despite objections it would place a burden on local school officials. It then cleared the House Education Committee, but was not reviewed on the floor of the House by the deadline for the general file.

It was among seven bills to die without House debate on Monday. Also allowed to die was SF 54, a bill that would have let schools give surplus food to children who might otherwise not have enough to eat.

Senators also failed to review seven bills on the “general file,” among them a measure that would have prohibited the blades from wind turbines from being disposed of in landfills and one that would have named Wyoming Highway 59 between Douglas and Wright the “Wyoming Law Enforcement Memorial Highway.”

The budget session is scheduled to end Thursday.

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