- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Feb. 11, the fourth day of the 2016 budget session:

DEATH PENALTY: The House voted not to consider a bill that would have repealed the death penalty in the state. Introduction of non-budget bills requires approval of two-thirds of the members.

PUBLIC LANDS: The House rejected a bill that would have repealed the prohibition against camping overnight on state lands.

PUBLIC LANDS: The House received for introduction a bill that would require the office of state lands and investments to commission a study to determine the number of roads and trails on public lands in the state that have been blocked by federal government action since 1976. The House will vote later on whether to consider it.

ROAD KILL: The House received for introduction a bill that would require the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to develop rules and regulations to allow people to collect wildlife killed by vehicles. The House will vote later on whether to consider it.

HUNTING LICENSES: The Senate voted to consider a bill that would authorize the state game commission to issue combination elk, deer and antelope permits. The House received for introduction another bill that would allow the game department to issue combination deer and mountain lion hunting licenses. The House will vote later on whether to consider it.

TRESPASSING: The Senate voted to consider two bills that would amend a state law enacted last year that sought to prohibit trespassing to collect data on private lands. Another pending Senate bill would repeal last year’s law. A number of conservation and press groups are challenging last year’s law in federal court, alleging that it would violate the constitutional rights of their members.

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