- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would create another requirement for the state’s already rigorous ballot initiative process.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1ouJZmi ) that a state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a proposal that would require ballot initiatives to be written in the form of a legislative bill.

Sen. Eli Bebout, a Riverton Republican, says the proposal isn’t meant to create another roadblock to passing a petition. He says the intent is to ensure the initiative would fit into existing state statute if adopted by the voters.

Bebout sits on the committee that wrote the bill.

Wyoming already has some of the toughest ballot initiative laws in the country.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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