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Legislature Round-up: mixed martial arts, aftermarket auto parts and Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week

Mike Aderete struggles against Josh Neer in their bout during the 'Rise of the Titans' event on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Thursday, Feb. 21. Here is a round-up of some of Thursday’s activity:

  • The House passed a resolution on first reading that would make the first week of May Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week. The bill explains that Tardive Dyskinesia is a condition causing random, uncontrolled muscle movement. Some people taking dopamine receptor blocking agents for depression or gastrointestinal problems can develop the condition. The Senate passed the resolution on third reading in January. The full resolution can be viewed here.
  • A bill stalled in the House that would have specified the crime of burglary for minor theft. Minor theft burglary would entail entering a building or a vehicle with the intent to commit a theft. If there is no theft committed or the value of the property stolen is less than $1,000, it would be a minor theft burglary. The bill would establish one year imprisonment and/or a $1,000 fine as maximum punishment for the crime. The bill failed a House Judiciary Committee vote four to five and is now postponed indefinitely in the House. Senate Floor Bill 86 can be viewed here.
  • The Senate passed a bill on first reading that would modify the rules for mixed martial arts match bonds. The bill would establish the maximum bond amount as either $10,000 or the estimated match expenses if that amount is greater. The bill would require applicants to provide these estimates. The House passed the bill on first reading Feb. 1. House Bill 180 can be viewed here.
  • The House received a bill that would establish standards for the use of aftermarket auto parts. The bill would require the use of aftermarket parts to be disclosed and would require the parts to be of the same quality as the original part. The Senate passed the bill on third reading in January. Senate Floor bill 95 can be viewed here.

All legislative action can be found at the State of Wyoming 65th Legislature website.