- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on March 1, the 17th day of the 2016 budget session:

PROPERTY: The Senate for the second time voted to approve a bill that calls on law enforcement to return property to crime victims as soon as possible if a photograph of the property would be enough to prosecute a criminal case against a suspect.

ENERGY-PRODUCING STATES: The House speaker signed a bill that would extend Wyoming’s participation in a coalition of energy-producing states. The bill now goes to Gov. Matt Mead for his review.

STUDENT PRIVACY: The House advanced a bill that would prohibit teachers and school officials from prying into students’ private personal social media accounts. The bill, which has already passed the Senate, faces a third vote in the House on Wednesday.

COLLEGE FUNDING: The Senate gave final approval to a bill that aims to provide the state’s community colleges with more stable state funding based on more accurate enrollment levels. The bill heads to Mead for his signature.

GRAND TETON LAND: A bill setting out specific terms for the sale of state land within Grand Teton National Park to the federal government cleared a second vote in the state House. The bill faces a third vote in the House on Wednesday.

PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS: The Senate president signed a bill that would require licensure of pharmacy benefit managers. The bill now goes to the governor.

OSHA PENALTIES: The House voted for the second time to approve a bill that would increase penalties for violations of workplace safety regulations in the state.

CONCEALED WEAPONS: The Senate president signed a bill that would allow military service members to obtain state licenses to carry concealed guns without being physically present in the state.

SENIOR MEALS: The Senate president signed a bill that would exempt meals sold at senior citizens centers from state excise taxes. The bill now goes to the governor.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide