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Legislature Round-up: Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day, nuclear byproducts, salamanders and more

The Wyoming State Capitol building is seen in the early hours of Jan. 7, 2019, in Cheyenne. The historic building, constructed between 1886 and 1890, is undergoing a three-year renovation. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions Thursday, Feb. 8. Here is a summary of some of Thursday’s legislative work:

  • The House passed a bill amending the nuclear regulatory agreement in order to meet federal requirements. It stipulates that ownership of both the nuclear byproduct material and site need to be transferred to the federal government in case the state declines to take ownership before a byproduct material license is terminated. HB 11 passed 29 to 0 with 1 abstaining on third reading. That bill can be viewed here.
  • The Senate passed a joint resolution making December 10, 2019 Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day. SJ 3 passed 28 to 0 with 2 abstaining. That resolution can be viewed here.
  • The House Committee of the Whole passed a bill making the blotched tiger salamander the state amphibian. SF 50 can be viewed here.
  • The Senate passed a bill on third reading making the historic National Guard armory in Cheyenne a National Guard Museum. The Senate passed the bill 29 to 0 with 1 abstaining. HB 39 can be viewed here.
  • The Senate passed a bill amending the sunset date for the Wyoming health insurance pool. The bill extends the sunset date from June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2030. The bill passed in the Senate 28 to 1 with 1 abstaining on third reading. HB 7 can be viewed here.

Find more of Oil City’s Legislative coverage here.

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


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