- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Tues., March 3, the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:

WORKERS’ COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that places special education teachers into the extra-hazardous category of employment in the state’s worker compensation program.

VETERANS’ HIGHWAY: Mead signed into law a bill that designates I-25 from the Colorado border north to its terminus in Buffalo as the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Highway.

RAILROAD ROLLING STOCK: Mead signed into law a bill that extends the sunset date and the sales and use tax exemption for the repair of railroad rolling stock in the state. In a signing ceremony at his office, Mead said the bill will help to keep well-paying jobs in the state.

FOOD FREEDOM: Mead signed into law a bill that exempts certain foods from state regulation and licensing and inspection.

BILL CUT-OFF: A number of bills officially died Tuesday when they failed to receive their first reading in the second house. Among the bills that officially died, even though they’d long been essentially dead this session, was a bill that would have allowed for rules and regulations to authorize the collection of road-killed animals. Another bill officially dead Tuesday would have set limits on the law enforcement use of drones.

PROTECTION ORDERS: The Senate president signed the final version of a bill that would allow victims of sexual assault to secure protection orders against their alleged assailants.

RELIGIOUS CAMPS: The Senate president signed the final version of a bill that would exempt religious camp properties from property tax.

BICYCLES: The Senate for the second time voted to approve a bill that would require passing motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet.

RIGHT TO TRY: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill that would allow people suffering from diseases to try certain unproven drugs and techniques.

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