- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Mon., Feb 9, the 20th day of the 2015 General Session:

DEADLINE: Scores of bills died in both houses when they failed to receive their first floor vote in their house of origin. Among the bills to die was one that would have increased OSHA penalties for employers who are cited for workplace safety violations.

WINE: The Senate introduced a bill to increase the amount of wine that can be shipped to a household from 18 to 36 liters a year. The bill already has passed in the House.

MICROBEADS: The House voted down a bill that would have prohibited the sale of cosmetics or personal care products containing microbeads.

FOOD: The Senate introduced a bill that that would exempt certain foods from state licensure, certification and inspection. The bill already has cleared the House.

JACKALOPE: The Senate introduced a bill to designate the jackalope as the state’s official “legendary critter.” The bill already has passed the House.

BICYCLES: The Senate introduced a bill that would require motorists to give bicyclists they’re passing at least 3 feet of space. The bill already has passed in the House.

PUBLIC LANDS: The Senate received a bill that would call 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 already has passed in the House.

SIBLINGS: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would allow a person who has reached the age of majority to sue to establish they have the right to visit with a sibling who is underage.

FIRES: The House for the second time voted to approve a bill to increase the penalties for violating fire restriction orders.

MAGNA CARTA: The Senate received a resolution to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The measure already has passed in the House.


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