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Legislature Round-up: probation, grizzly bears, archaeology sites and more

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The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Friday, Feb. 8. Here is a round-up of some of that activity:

  • The House passed a bill that would authorize the game and fish commission to hunt or trap grizzly bears. The bill states that the grizzly bear population in Yellowstone has recovered over the last decade and says the estimated number of Grizzlies in that ecosystem is 700. The House passed bill SF 93 on second reading. That bill can be viewed here.
  • The House Travel Committee recommended a bill that would require law enforcement and coroners to be notified when human remains are discovered. Following the coroner’s investigation, the site may be referred to archaeologists for study. The House Travel Committee recommended bill SF 78 unanimously. That bill can be viewed here.
  • The House Committee of the Whole passed a bill that would reduce the maximum length of probation sentences. In most cases, the bill would reduce the maximum probation length from five years to 36 months. The bill, SF 38, can be viewed here.

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

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