Legislature Round-up: marijuana reform, food trucks, ‘Public Lands Day’ and more

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The Wyoming Legislature took a number of actions on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here is a round-up of some of Wednesday’s activity:

  • A bill that would have downgraded some marijuana offences to misdemeanors died in the House. Depending on the amount, the possession of controlled substances in Wyoming can be a felony. The bill would have made an exception for marijuana. It would have made marijuana possession a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 6 months and/or a fine up to $1,000. House Bill 234 can be viewed here.
  • A bill died in the House that would have required food trucks to receive State licensing. The fee for the license would have been $100 per year. House Bill 179 can be viewed here.
  • A bill died in the House that would have more than double the sales tax on cigarettes. Currently, the tax is $0.024 per cigarette. If the bill had passed, it would have been $0.049 per cigarette. House Bill 296 can be viewed here.
  • A bill that would establish the fourth Saturday in September as “Public Lands Day” was signed by the Senate President. The Speaker of the House signed the bill on Tuesday after the House passed a concurrence vote on the bill. House Bill 99 can be viewed here.

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

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