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Legi. Round-up: Medicare, livestock re-branding, lifetime fishing licenses and more

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The Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives took a variety of Legislative action Monday, February 4. Here is a round-up of some of Monday’s activity:

  • The Senate passed a bill on third reading that would mandate a study to look at the potential costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid. SF 146 passed 22 to 6 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill requiring Medicaid and SNAP recipients to comply with work or volunteer requirements passed the Senate on third reading. SF 144 passed 23 to 5 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill establishing new membership requirements for the Educational Attainment Executive Council, a body created by former Governor Matt Mead in 2018 aiming to increase the number of Wyomingites attaining higher education, passed the Senate on third reading. SF 109 passed 18 to 10 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill that allowing permanently disabled citizens to obtain lifetime fishing licenses at no cost passed the House on third reading. HB 169 passed 45 to 12 with 3 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill amending the rules for re-branding livestock passed the House on third reading. The bill would allow two years rather than the current one year window to complete re-branding when livestock trades hands. HB 134 passed 55 to 3 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.
  • A bill requiring health care providers to report gunshot and stab wounds failed in the House on third reading. HB 110 failed 27 to 31 with 2 abstaining. That bill can be viewed here.

All action taken at the Legislature can be found at the State of Wyoming’s 65th Legislature website.

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