- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Wed., March 4, the 35th day of the 2015 General Session:

BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed the following bills into law:

- House Bill 174, Nicotine products regulation.

- HB0031, Exemption-water utilities.

- HB0017, Sexual assault protection orders.

- HB0108, Trespass-landowner liability.

- Senate File 101, Veterans in-state tuition.

- SF0004, Dry bean research.

- SF0142, Building code regulation.

- SF0058, State park officers’ benefits.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES: The Senate voted to accept a conference committee report on a bill that would remove restrictions on contributions by political action committees to statewide political races.

BICYCLES: The Senate voted for the third time to approve a bill that would require passing motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet. Both the Senate president and House speaker signed final versions of the bill.

HIGHWAYS: The House voted to agree with a conference committee report on a bill that would require the state transportation department to account for revenue from a recent increase in the state fuel tax separately and use it only for the state highway system.

GUNS: The Senate voted to reject a bill that would have allowed people with concealed carry permits to take guns onto school campuses and into many public buildings.

EYE DROPS: The House voted to approve a bill that would require insurance companies to cover early refills of prescription eye drops. The bill already has passed the Senate.

SUBDIVISIONS: The Senate president signed the final version of a bill that provides an exemption to requirements for subdividing property for family members.

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS: The Senate president signed the final version of a bill that establishes procedures for reinstatement of foreign corporations and limited liability partnerships.

CHILD ABUSE: The Senate president signed the final version of a bill that would increase the penalties for child abuse and establish that “cruel confinement” of a child is illegal.

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