- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Tues., Jan. 20, the sixth day of the 2015 General Session:

MARIJUANA: The House Judiciary Committee voted to advance a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. However, the bill still would allow civil fines of up to $500. The House is set to consider the bill for the first time on Wednesday.

DRONES: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill that would limit the use of drones by law enforcement agencies.

EXECUTIONS: The House placed on its general file a bill that would provide for confidentiality of people who carry out executions of condemned inmates for the state. There are currently no inmates on death row in Wyoming.

LEGENDARY CRITTER: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would declare the jackalope as the state’s official “legendary critter.”

ROAD KILL: The House for the second time approved a bill that would allow people to collect road-killed animals.

JUDICIAL RETIREMENT: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would remove mandatory retirement requirements for judges and state supreme court justices. It would specify that no justice may serve more than three consecutive terms.



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