It’s all over for this year. Check out our bitesized rundown of what passed and what failed in the 65th Wyoming Legislature’s General Session. Stay tuned this weekend for more analysis on the session highs and lows with our Robert Geha.
A last-minute compromise in Wyoming’s Legislature this week restored a felony penalty to the state’s animal cruelty laws.
By Cowboy State Daily A compromise was reached Wednesday on a bill that was originally intended to create a felony penalty for animal cruelty. However, the bill no longer contains any language regarding the enhanced penalty for repeat offenders of animal cruelty laws. HB 235 originally would have made anyone convicted of animal abuse more…
Significant Senate changes to a bill originally designed to create a felony crime of animal cruelty were rejected Monday by representatives.
The last of three bills that would have put restrictions on when voters can change party affiliations was among a number to die this week as the Legislature neared the end of its general session.
A measure that would have made it a felony to repeatedly abuse animals is heading for a Senate review, but without the felony penalty language.
A bill that was designed to create a felony crime of animal abuse for repeat offenders was significantly changed by a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Funding for construction projects across the state fell in a unanimous vote in the Senate this week, joining several other high-profile bills that failed to make it through the legislative process.
A bill that would give Wyoming its first chance to charge someone with a felony if they repeatedly abuse animals cleared the House on Wednesday.
An attempt to strengthen Wyoming’s animal cruelty laws won approval in its first House review on Monday.
HB 235, making some animal cruelty crimes a felony, won 37 “aye” votes to pass in its “Committee of the Whole” review. It will be read a second time Tuesday.
A bill that would increase the penalties for animal cruelty won approval from a House committee Tuesday.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 to send HB 235 to the House floor for debate by all representatives.
By Cowboy State Daily A proposal for a statewide lodging tax cleared an early hurdle in Wyoming’s House on Tuesday, while the Senate killed a bill that would have stiffened the penalties for animal cruelty. Representatives, in their first full review of HB 66, agreed to move it forward to a second reading on Wednesday.…