- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming legislative committee has recommended against passing a bill that could allow state voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution to recognize an individual right to privacy.

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted against the bill after hearing a briefing that it would the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office $45,000 to publish the proposed amendment around the state.

The Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee had sponsored the proposed joint resolution. If the measure passes in this legislative session, voters would decide the question this fall.

Supporters of the measure have said they’re concerned new technologies such as automated license plate readers that track motorists threaten to erode individual privacy.

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