- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Weds., Jan. 28, the 12th day of the 2015 General Session:

HOSPITALS: A bill was introduced in the Senate that would create a state fund to reimburse hospitals in the state for the cost of uncompensated medical care they perform on citizens. Hospitals perform over $100 million a year in uncompensated care, officials have said.

CHICANO HISTORY: The Senate sent a proposed joint resolution to declare Feb. 2 through Feb. 8, 2015, as Chicano History Week in the state to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

RIGHT TO PRIVACY: The Senate voted 17-to-13 to defeat a proposed joint resolution that would have proposed amending the Wyoming Constitution to specify that the right of individual privacy would not be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest.

LICENSE PLATES: A bill to create a new category of state license plates for farmers and ranchers bearing the word “farm” was introduced in the Senate.

LICENSE PLATES: A bill to create a new category of state license plates for combat decorated veterans was introduced in the House.

INNOCENCE: A bill was introduced in the House to allow people convicted to crimes to petition for a new trial based on the grounds that they’re actually innocent of the crime for which they were convicted and can prove it based on evidence other than DNA evidence.

BICYCLES: A bill introduced in the House would require bicyclists riding on roadways to wear brightly colored clothing, carry government-issued identification cards and equip their bicycles with flashing rear lights.

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