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Legislature Round-up: equal pay, train crews, opioid prescriptions and more

A train idles on the tracks, just before approaching the Poplar Street Bridge, which is North of 1st Street and South of I-25. (Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City)

The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Here is a round-up of some of Tuesday’s activity:

  • A bill that would require a minimum of two person crews to operate trains was postponed indefinitely after it failed a Senate Transportation Committee vote. The House passed the bill on third reading in January. House Bill 104 can be viewed here.
  • A bill that would require employee compensation evaluations to promote equal pay for men and women was postponed indefinitely after it failed a Senate Transportation Committee vote. The House passed the bill on third reading in January. House Bill 84 can be viewed here.
  • A bill limiting opioid prescriptions is headed to the governor’s desk after moving through both legislative bodies. The bill would prohibit the prescription or dispensation of opioids for a supply of more than seven days. The bill does allow certain exceptions to be established for things like chronic pain or cancer treatment. Senate Floor bill 46 can be viewed here.
  • A bill died in the Sentate that would have removed limits on the number of beds nursing homes are allowed to provide. Senate Floor bill 135 can be viewed here.

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


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