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(Wyo.)-Day At The State Legislature

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 02/14/2013 09:03 AM
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Events on the 27th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Wed., Feb. 13:
     UW TRUSTEES: A proposal to amend the state constitution to allow nonresidents to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees passed the Legislature. It now goes to Gov. Matt Mead. If he approves, the voters would consider the issue in 2014 election.
     SILENCERS: The House of Representatives approved a bill to allow silencers for hunting. The bill now goes to Gov. Mead.
     FUEL TAX: The state Senate for the second time approved a bill that would raise state fuel taxes from the existing rate of 14 cents a gallon up to 24 cents. The bill faces one more vote in the Senate.
     HATHAWAY SCHOLARSHIP: The Senate Education Committee endorsed a bill to increase all Hathaway scholarship awards by 5 percent. The bill now goes to the full Senate.
     ILLEGAL GAME: The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit intentional importation or possession of illegally taken wildlife.
     COURTS-GUNS: A bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms received its second approval in the state Senate. House Bill 216 faces one more vote in the chamber. It has already passed the state House.
     HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: The House gave initial approval to a bill that would designate assault of a health care provider as a specific crime.


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