- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Tues., Jan. 27, the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:

FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would exempt some types of food from licensure, certification and inspection.

RELIGIOUS CAMPS: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would exempt religious camps from property taxes.

BALANCED BUDGET: The House for the second time voted to approve a measure that would call for amending the U.S. Constitution to add a balanced budget amendment.

LEGAL TENDER: A bill that would have recognized certain gold and silver coins as legal tender in the state died in the House.

PARENTAL RIGHTS: The House for the first time voted to approve a specifying that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children.

GENDER TERMS: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require state statutes, memorials and resolutions to be written in gender-neutral terms.

TOWING: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would authorize the Wyoming Department of Transportation to administer a rotation list specifying which towing companies get called when the department needs to have motorists vehicles towed. It would also set procedures for regulating towing fees.

POWDERED ALCOHOL: The Senate for the second time passed a bill that would prohibit the use of powdered alcohol.

INCINERATORS: The Senate referred a bill to committee that would ban new incinerators that burn hospital and medical waste from being constructed within 1 mile of residentially zoned property.


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