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Legislature Round-up: Hathaway expansion bill passes, film-making incentive bill fails and more

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The Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives were busy on Thursday, Jan. 31. Here is a round-up of some of the legislative action that took place yesterday in Cheyenne:

  • A bill sponsored by Casper Representative Steve Harshman would expand Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarships. It passed on third reading in the House 57 to 1 with 2 abstaining. House Bill 133 can be viewed here.
  • A bill that would create incentives to attract filmmakers to Wyoming failed in the House. House Bill 164 failed 30 to 27 with 3 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill that would allow people to apply for a medical alert designation on their driver’s license passed the House on third reading. House Bill 191 passed 58 to 0 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill to raise several business licensing fees passed the House on third reading. The House passed the bill 45 to 13 with 2 abstaining. House Bill 207 can be viewed here.
  • The Senate passed a bill requiring state park vendor contracts to adopt more uniform contracts, forms and procedures. It passed a third reading in the Senate 29 to 0 with 1 abstaining. Senate Floor bill 116 can be viewed here.
  • A bill to regulate digital assets under existing financial law passed the Senate on third reading. The Senate passed the bill 28 to 1 with 1 abstaining. Senate Floor bill 125 can be viewed here.
  • A general government appropriations bill passed on third reading in the House. House Bill 01 passed 41 to 15 with 4 abstaining and can be viewed here.

Information on all Wyoming legislative action can be found at the State of Wyoming’s 65th Legislature website.

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