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Legislature Round-up: Wyoming Beer Freedom, opioid prescription limits, midwife services and more

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Thursday, Feb. 14. Here is a round-up of some of Thursday’s activity:

  • The Senate passed the Wyoming Beer Freedom Act on third reading. The bill was then received by the House for concurrence on Thursday. The bill allows microbreweries to apply for 24 hour malt beverage permits. House Bill 76 can be viewed here.
  • The House Labor Committee passed a bill limiting the opioid prescriptions. The Senate passed the bill on third reading in January. The bill now moves onto the floor of the House. The bill limits opioid prescriptions to a two week supply. Bill SF 46 can be viewed here.
  • The Senate President and Speaker of the House signed a bill that would require Medicaid to cover midwife services. The Senate passed the bill unanimously on third reading Wednesday, Feb. 13. House Bill 43 can be viewed here.
  • The House passed a bill on first reading that would allow counties to establish county fair endowment funds. The Senate previously passed the bill on third reading in January. Bill SF 41 can be viewed here.

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


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