Wyoming Legislature update – Feb. 26, 2019
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
February 26, 2019
Hello Sublette County,
This is Albert Sommers in Cheyenne on Tuesday the 26th. Today represented the second to last day of the 2019 Legislative Session, but that is not a certainty. We spent most of the day considering concurrences to Senate Amendments and joint conference committee compromises. The Governor also had several bill signings, including my bill HB 247 - Broadband development program-amendments.
Additionally, the Governor submitted his line item vetoes of HB 1 – General Government Appropriations this afternoon. We will take up consideration of those vetoes tomorrow.
The House considered 7 bills on 3rd reading, all of which passed the House. A few interesting bills included these I supported:
SF 149 – Capitol Complex Oversight
SF 162 - State funded capital construction. This bill funds state capital construction projects that include a roof for the prison, several community college projects, and a few issues related to the capitol renovation.
SF 104 – Wyoming Chancery Court. This bill creates a court for business matters, and has been brought to adjudicate these cases faster.
SF0118 - Tax liability mineral production. An amendment was brought to this bill that will help solve the lien and bankruptcy issues for local government, as it relates to mineral liens.
Another 8 bills were laid back for consideration tomorrow.
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