- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 6, the 19th day of the 2015 General Session:

WINE: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill to increase the amount of wine that can be shipped to a household from 18 to 36 liters a year. The bill is now with the Senate.

MICROBEADS: The House placed on the general file a bill that would prohibit the sale of cosmetics or personal care products containing microbeads.

ARCHERY LICENSES: The Senate received from the House a bill that would allow hunters to purchase lifetime archery licenses.

WORKERS COMPENSATION: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill to place special education teachers in the extra-hazardous occupations category in the state’s worker’s compensation program. The bill now is with the Senate.

SCHOOL SAFETY: The House placed on the general file a bill that would endorse a plan to increase the safety of schools in the state, including setting up a procedure for sending some teachers through law enforcement officer training.

MARIJUANA STUDY: The House voted to defeat a bill that called for undertaking a study on the impacts of marijuana.

PUBLIC LANDS: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill calling on the federal government to turn over to the state federal lands in the state with the exception of specified national parks and monuments. The bill now goes to the Senate.

INNOCENCE: The Senate received a bill from the House that would establish a legal avenue for people convicted to crimes to attack their convictions on the grounds that they’re actually innocent. Current state law allows such a move only for people who can point to DNA evidence that would clear their name.

VETERANS’ LICENSE PLATES: The House voted down a bill that would have authorized special license plates for decorated combat veterans.

MAGNA CARTA: The House for the third time passed a resolution to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.


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