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(Wyo.)-Day At The Wyoming Legislature

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 03/05/2014 08:30 AM

     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Tues., March 4, the 17th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
     BILL SIGNINGS: Gov. Matt Mead signed a number of bills into law. Among them was a measure that established the crime of unlawful entry into an occupied structure, meaning entering a building with the intent of committing an assault. He also signed into law another measure that establishes the crime of domestic assault and battery, which makes it a crime to attempt to cause bodily injury to a family member.
     HUNTER SAFETY: Mead signed into law a measure that would exempt active duty or honorably discharged military personnel and current or former Wyoming law enforcement officers from the requirement that people born after a certain date must take hunter education classes before hunting.
     80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The Senate gave final approval to a bill that would allow increasing the speed limit to 80 mph on some sections of highway. It already has passed the House and now awaits action by the governor.
     TAXIDERMISTS: The Senate president gave final approval to a bill to require licensure of taxidermists before they may receive wildlife specimens. It now goes to the governor.
     EPINEPHRINE: The Senate for the third time approved a bill that would allow schools administer epinephrine to students. The drug can help students who are allergic to bee stings and similar things. The House agreed to Senate changes, and the bill now goes to the governor.
     GRAND TETON: The House for the second time approved to a bill that would authorize state officials to trade two state parcels in Grand Teton National Park for federal property elsewhere. It already has passed in the Senate and needs one more vote in the House.


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