- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Feb. 12, the fifth day of the 2016 budget session:

FOOD TAX: A bill that would have allowed counties to impose sales taxes on groceries died in the House.

PUBLIC LANDS: A bill that would have demanded the federal government turn over most federal lands in Wyoming to the state died in the House.

ROAD KILL: A bill that would have allowed people to collect road-killed animals died in the House.

DATA TRESPASS: The Senate voted not to consider a bill that would have repealed the state’s data trespass law. The state enacted the law last year, making it a crime to trespass on property to collect data. Several conservation groups are pressing a pending federal lawsuit challenging the law on constitutional grounds.

MARIJUANA: The Senate voted to consider a bill that would make it a felony to possess more than a pound of edible compounds containing marijuana.

PURPLE HEARTS: The Senate voted to consider a bill that would allow military service members who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal to receive lifetime bird, small game and fishing licenses without charge.

PENAL INSTITUTIONS: The Senate voted to consider a bill that would create a select committee to oversee construction problems at state penal institutions. Lawmakers received a briefing earlier this week that it will cost an estimated $85 million to correct construction problems at the state penitentiary in Rawlins that are causing walls to crack and floor slabs to heave.

BUILLION DEPOSITORY: A bill that would have called on the state to create a repository to hold gold bullion died in the House.

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