- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Thurs., Jan. 29, the 13th day of the 2015 General Session:

URANIUM - The House for the second time voted to approve a bill that would authorize the governor to begin negotiations with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking an agreement for the state to assume regulation of certain materials from uranium mining and milling operations.

HEMP - The House placed on the general file a bill that would allow the use of hemp extract under medical supervision.

FOOD - The Senate received for introduction a bill to exempt certain foods from state licensure, certification and inspection. It already has passed the House.

FAITH-BASED CAMPS: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would grant a property tax exemption to faith-based camps.

PENSIONS: The House gave preliminary approval to an act that would create a pension account for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

RELIGION: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit public school districts from discriminating against students or parents on the basis of a religious viewpoint or expression.

PARENTAL RIGHTS: The House for the third time passed a bill specifying that parents have the right to direct the upbringing, education and care of their children.

GENDER NEUTRAL: The House defeated a bill that would have provided statutes, memorials and resolutions would be written in gender-neutral terms.

GUN ZONES: The House gave preliminary approval to a bill that would remove restrictions against carrying concealed guns on school grounds and in some public buildings.

INTERNET PRIVACY: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit employers from requiring employees to give them access to personal Internet accounts.

LANGUAGE: The Senate voted down a bill that would have provided funding to expand dual language immersion program for students.


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