Wyoming Legislature update February 2, 2021
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
February 2, 2021
Hello Sublette County, this is Albert Sommers reporting to you from Cheyenne on February 2, 2021.
Today in the House we passed 4 bills through 2nd Reading, none of which were controversial. The House debated 9 bills in Committee of the Whole today, including these which passed COW and which I supported.
SF0029, Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Act, which updates the laws for Notaries; SF0054, Statewide Health Information Exchange Codification, which codifies the existing statewide health information exchange and allows the Department of Health to charge fees to maintain this information platform; SF0057, School Finance Dates for Fund Transfers, which is intended to fix a timing conflict created by the bill last session that moved mineral property tax payments to a monthly schedule. This bill ensures that the county treasurer makes a second payment to school districts in June between the second Monday of the month and June 20, for all monies in the county treasury that belong to school districts. This would ensure that any mineral ad valorem taxes, and any other revenues belonging to school districts, are paid out on time and dont create a cash flow issue for school districts; and HB0049, Agency Fee Revisions, which increases fees in Department of Health and Department of Ag that have not been increased in years. These agencies are responsible for ensuring that facilities and businesses protect the consumer from health-related problems, and those entities should pay for these inspections.
For details on the bills discussed in this press release, and all other 2021 bills, visit https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021
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