- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Senate has voted down a bill that would have called on state voters to decide whether to amend the state constitution to recognize an individual right to privacy.

The Senate voted 16-to-13 on Thursday evening against the joint resolution.

The defeat followed a recommendation earlier this week from the Senate Appropriations Committee to kill the bill. The committee vote came after members heard from the state Secretary of State’s Office that it would cost $45,000 to publish the proposed amendment around the state.

The Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee had sponsored the proposed joint resolution.

Supporters of the measure have said they’re concerned new technologies such as automated license plate readers that track motorists threaten to erode individual privacy.


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