Wyoming Business & Industry Federation report 03/19/2021

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This report was compiled by the Wyoming Business & Industry Federation. The viewpoints of Monitor/Oppose/Support are not a reflections of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce or the Board of Directors.

WY – HB1 General government appropriations-2.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Appointed JCC01 Members (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations

WY – HB2 School buildings and facilities study.
Requires a study on the suitability, capacity and condition of school buildings and facilities; authorizing contracting with a consultant; requiring reporting; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.

MONITOR
Last Action: H02 – Appropriations: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 7-0-0-0-0 (January 28, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sel Sch Fac

WY – HB7 Air ambulance membership organizations-regulation.
A bill amending the definition of disability insurance; specifying that the regulation of air ambulance membership organizations and their memberships and plans is not insurance; establishing registration requirements and regulatory standards for air ambulance membership organizations.
Establishes that an “air ambulance membership organization” means an entity that in exchange for fees, dues, charges or other consideration provides discounts for its cost of services or discounts for the cost of services provided by another air ambulance service company.
Note: Air ambulance membership organizations provide services that are important to Wyoming’s rural communities. Bill amended significantly to provide consumer protections and passed committee 8-1.
MONITOR
Last Action: S07 – Corporations: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – HB8 Consumer credit amendments.
The bill offers an update to consumer credit provisions governing supervised loans to modernize and clean up statutes, consolidating two sections of the statutes into one section and ensuring language is conforming. The proposal authorizes sales finance activities for specified licensees; provides for refunds upon termination of consumer credit sales and loans; exempts supervised financial institutions from specified notification and fee requirements; provides payoff calculations by assignees; amends the scope and applicability of the Wyoming Uniform Consumer Credit Code; makes conforming amendments; repeals obsolete provisions; authorizing rulemaking;
MONITOR
Last Action: Governor Signed HEA No. 0006 (February 9, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – HB9 Short time compensation program.
The bill allows a business to establish a short-time compensation program within the Department of Workforce Services which outlines provisions for the business to reduce employee hours during cyclical downturns and return the employees to full-time status once the economic cycle improves. Impacted workers would continue receiving company benefits along with unemployment benefits to cover the reduced hours. The intent is to help employers reduce hours versus laying workers off. The program is patterned after similar programs in states across the country and allows better use of CARES Act funding. Department would implement rules to administer the program.
SUPPORT
Last Action: Governor Signed HEA No. 0015 (February 9, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – HB10 COVID-19 large business relief program.
The bill establishes the COVID-19 large business relief program to support larger businesses who continued to operate during the pandemic. This is a fund applies to businesses who paid one million dollars in 2019 for taxes assessed on real property owned by the eligible business in the state of Wyoming; or $10 million dollars in gross payroll in 2019 to the business’s employees employed in Wyoming. Have a principal operation located in Wyoming; and on March 31, 2020, employed in Wyoming not less than one hundred (100) full-time employees whose work was principally performed in Wyoming. The fund will be administered by the Wyoming Business Council and allows stipends for payroll costs, business supplies, business equipment, other business equipment. Establishes rules for application and appropriates $10 million.
SUPPORT
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S09 – Minerals (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – HB11 Oil and gas production tax exemption.
Providing an exemption on taxes for the production of crude oil and natural gas based on a threshold based on the West Texas Intermediate spot price. Limits the exemption for a 12-month period. The bill stipulates criteria and rules.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Received for Introduction (January 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – HB12 Bond elections.
Stipulates that bond elections may only be held during general elections
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (February 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Styvar

WY – HB26 Fuel tax.
Increases fuel tax by 9 cents per gallon, to be implemented at 3 cents a gallon per year for three years. All monies allocated directly to WYDOT. Fuel tax is a user fee based on use and position will be dependent on funds remaining dedicated to roads and diverted to other accounts.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H02 – Appropriations: Recommend Do Pass 7-0-0-0-0 (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Revenue

WY – HB32 Ethics and Disclosure Act amendments. Bill Failed
This bill amends the Ethics and Disclosure Act to expand the scope of the act to include local government entities, the judicial branch and additional state employees. Among other things, the bill expands the definition of “public employee” to include any employee of a governmental entity in Wyoming, including state, local, and county employees.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Did not Consider for Introduction (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Judiciary

WY – HB33 Interference with public contracting.
This bill establishes criminal offenses and penalties related to interference with public contracts, including prohibitions against bid rigging, bid rotating, acquiring or disclosing certain bidding information, interfering with contract submission and award, bribery of officials pertaining to public contracts, and kickbacks. The bill is being monitored to ensure it does not create burdens that interfere with the timely bidding of projects.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S01 – Judiciary (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Judiciary

WY – HB40 Industrial siting revisions. Bill Failed
We are monitoring this bill to determine its impact to industrial projects statewide and will oppose any initiatives that make the siting of new industrial projects more cumbersome. The Industrial Siting Act applies to facilities with an estimated construction cost of $227.7 million or more as well as wind energy projects with 20 more towers in all phases and solar projects with a rated power capacity of 30 megawatts or more or those with a surface disturbance of 100 or more acres across all phases.
MONITOR
Last Action: H09 – Minerals: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0 (March 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Heiner

WY – HB50 Local government distributions-revisions.
Reduces the appropriate from the legislative stabilization reserve account for local cities, towns and communities from $105 million to $99.7 million; $52.5 million will be available in first fiscal year of the biennium and $47.25 million will be available in the second biennium.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Received for Introduction (January 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations

WY – HB55 Tobacco tax.
The bill proposes increasing the cigarette tax from $0.03 to $0.042 and the snuff tax from $0.60 to $0.72. The tobacco tax has not been increased since 2003.
The bill passed the House Revenue Committee on a 6-3 vote and will move to General File.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Recommend Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (January 27, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Revenue

WY – HB56 Public health orders-2.
The bill establishes limitations of authority for public health orders, including the duration of public health orders, the closure of facilities, requirements for self-isolation and quarantine unless ratified by both the legislature and the local governing body supervising the local health officer. The proposal appears to create cumbersome processes for health officers who may need to act quickly to protect citizens of the state.
OPPOSE
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Laursen

WY – HB59 Public health emergencies-immunity amendments 3.
The bill offers retroactive protections for businesses in the form of immunity from civil liability for actions and omissions during public health emergencies.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H06 – Travel: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 8-1-0-0-0 (January 27, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Travel

WY – HB67 Geothermal energy review.
The bill creates a task force on geothermal energy tasked with reviewing the potential development of geothermal energy for residential, commercial, and industrial use in Wyoming. The bill includes a $7,000 appropriation and the report is due November 1, 2021.
MONITOR
Last Action: S09 – Minerals: Recommend Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB74 Elected officials-removal. Bill Failed
Bill establishes process to remove municipal officials. The threshold for petition signatures applies to qualified electors rather than a percentage of voters in the previous election. Thresholds vary by the size of the municipality with the threshold for communities more than 5000 set at a minimum of 25 percent.
Monitor
Last Action: H07 – Corporations: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0 (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Bear

WY – HB75 Voter fraud-prevention.
Outlines provisions for requiring proof of identification when voting in person or at an absentee polling location and stipulates which forms of identification are allowed.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Gray

WY – HB82 Implementation requirements for medical marijuana.
The bill calls for a report on medical marijuana; provides for identification of medical conditions that benefit from treatment with medical marijuana and provides for recommendations and a timeline for implementation and regulation of medical marijuana. The report will include recommendations on how to regulate medical marijuana prescriptions, including any recommendations related to prescriber and dispenser regulation and responsibility; includes recommendations on how to prevent wrongfully obtained prescriptions and misuse of medical marijuana and how to promote the legitimate medical use of marijuana. The state health officer, with the assistance of the department of health, the board of pharmacy, the state board of medicine, the state insurance commissioner, and the attorney general is tasked with completing the report. The bill calls for a $30,000 appropriation.
MONITOR
Last Action: H01 – Judiciary: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Henderson

WY – HB88 Data center tax exemption-repeal. Bill Failed
Repeals sales and use tax exemptions for purchases made by data processing services centers. The bill failed on a 6-3 vote. The testimony on the bill was compelling for the local economic impact benefits of data centers with an offset of sales and property tax gains against the amount the state sales tax surrendered. Representatives Henderson, Sweeney, Jennings, Hallinen, Yin and Gray voted no.
OPPOSE
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 3-6-0-0-0 (March 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Stith

WY – HB91 Removal of unenforceable property covenants.
Establishes procedures for removing unenforceable restrictive covenants for real property.
SUPPORT
Last Action: S07 – Corporations: Recommend Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Duncan

WY – HB94 Solar electricity generation-taxation. Bill Failed
Levies an excise tax on the production of electricity from solar at the same rate that is levied against the production of electricity from wind.
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-7-0-0-0 (March 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sommers

WY – HB98 Public health orders-reforms.
Requires all health orders issued in the state to be ratified by the corresponding elected officials who have jurisdiction over the location (i.e. legislature, county, municipality) and requires the appointment of the State Health Officer to be confirmed by the WY Senate.
OPPOSE
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Gray

WY – HB99 Property tax increase limit-2.
The bill stipulates that property tax in the “all other” property tax class (residential and commercial), which includes real and personal property shall be limited to a 3 percent increase in taxable valuation by the County Assessor in a single year, not including valuation increases attributed to changes, additions, reductions or improvements to the property made in the prior year. The bill was amended in House Revenue Committee to increase the limit to 20 percent and the bill passed out of Committee.
MONITOR
Last action: H03 – Revenue: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 7-0-0-2-0 (March 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Gray

WY – HB102 Wyoming Preference Act of 1971-amendments.
Amends requirements for Wyoming laborers on public works; revising certification requirements for use of nonresident laborers.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S09 – Minerals (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Barlow

WY – HB108 Wind energy production tax. Bill Failed
Doubles the tax assessment on wind energy development from $1/MW hour to $2/MW hour with the second dollar allocated to the General Fund and repeals the three-year tax exemption on production. The anticipated revenue increase is $5.2 million in year 1 and $11.5 million in each year thereafter to the general fund and $1.3 million to counties in year 1 and $3.1 million each year after.
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-7-0-0-0 (March 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Hallinan

WY – HB110 Wyoming business council-promotion of low taxes. Bill Failed
Requires the Wyoming Business Council to promote the state’s low tax rates imposed on individuals and businesses and include strategies for promoting the state’s low tax burden into the WBC economic development strategy. Requires a report by October 2021.
MONITOR
Last Action: H09 – Minerals: Do Pass Failed 4-4-1-0-0 (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Gray

WY – HB113 Public health orders-limitations.
Limits the timeframe for public health orders to be implemented in unincorporated areas of a county or within a city or town unless the order is ratified by the corresponding body of elected officials.
OPPOSE
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB114 Property tax assessment.
Repeals provisions for the election of county assessors and provides for the appointment by County Commissioners. Requires the County Assessor to be a certified real estate appraiser. The bill also limits the property tax increase in the “all other” property tax category to no more than 50% in a given year, not including taxable value attributed to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to the property made in the prior year. The bill was laid back in Committee and is not expected to be reconsidered. HB99 which offers a limit on property tax increases did advance.
OPPOSE
Last Action: Bill Number Assigned (February 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB127 Public health amendments.
Requires the Governor to appoint the State Health Officer, who shall be responsible to both the Director of the Department of Health and the Governor – both of whom can remove the State Health Officer. Additionally, any order issued that restricts individuals’ movements or their ability to engage in any activity, that applies to individuals not under an isolation or quarantine order and that is designed to prevent or limit the transmission of a contagious or possibly contagious disease shall be effective for a period of not more than ten (10) days. Subsequent orders, including order extensions, for the same or substantially same purpose shall only be issued by the governor for any duration, with consultation provided by the state health officer.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H07 – Corporations: Recommend Do Pass 9-0-0-0-0 (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Barlow

WY – HB128 County option real estate transfer tax. Bill Failed
Creates statutes that will allow a county-by-county implementation of a real estate transfer tax. The proposal requires approval by eligible voters and sets out provisions for the requirements of approval.
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0 (March 11, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Schwartz

WY – HB143 Municipal services-recovery actions.
Bill provides protections for landlords, prohibiting municipalities from recovering past due payments for municipal services incurred by tenants. The bill is specific to trash or recycling, water, or sewer service
SUPPORT
Last Action: H07 – Corporations: Recommend Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Blackburn

WY – HB146 Personal property depreciation.
For taxation purposes, specifies that the valuation of tangible personal property shall consider depreciation and shall not be increased above the market value of the property. Adds the following language:
“Fair market value” for tangible personal property shall consider depreciation of property value over time and shall not include value in use, residual value, or any other factor to increase the value above the amount that a well-informed buyer would be justified in paying for the property and a well-informed seller would be justified in accepting in the open market;
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Recommend Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Fortner

WY – HB148 Fees paid to secretary of state-amendments.
Increases fees paid to the Secretary of State for business filings. Generally, fees are not significant, but businesses should be aware.
MONITOR
Last Action: S02 – Appropriations: Recommend Do Pass 4-0-1-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations

WY – HB155 Electric generation-reliability and liability.
Requires consideration of reliability factors before approving the closure of an electric generation facility; imposes liability on public utilities for failing to provide reliable service as a result of a transition to other sources of energy; limits recovery of costs for liability
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Gray

WY – HB156 Twenty-four-hour wine permits.
Establishes a twenty-four-hour permit for winery permit holders to sell their manufactured wine off-premises
SUPPORT
Last Action: H 3rd Reading: Passed 60-0-0-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sherwood

WY – HB158 Local land use planning and zoning.
AN ACT relating to land use planning; prohibiting zoning resolutions, ordinances and plans from requiring compliance with local land use plans as specified; modifying the definition of local land use plans; specifying requirements for, restrictions on and implementation of local land use plans; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.
MONITOR
Last Action: H02 – Appropriations: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 7-0-0-0-0 (March 10, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB159 Liquor manufacturer regulations.
Stipulates that any person currently licensed in its state of domicile as an alcoholic liquor manufacturer who obtains an out-of-state shipper’s license, as provided in this section, may ship to households in this state any distilled or rectified alcoholic liquor which is not listed with the division as part of its inventory and distribution operation; provides for the regulation of shipments; expands the number of satellite locations for liquor manufacturers from one to two.
MONITOR
Last Action: H07 – Corporations: Recommend Do Pass 7-2-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Duncan

WY – HB163 Federal congressional elections-residency.
Stipulates that candidates seeking election to the office of United States senator or representative in congress shall not, at the time of knowingly seeking nomination or election as provided by paragraph (liii) of this subsection, receive, claim or currently be claiming any residence or the benefits of residency from any other state.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: MacGuire

WY – HB165 Wyoming’s tomorrow scholarship program.
Establishes Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship Program as an alternative to the Hathaway Scholarship Program and allocates $1million from the Hathaway Fund to the new program. Establishes criteria and administration for the new program.
MONITOR
Last Action: H 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB166 Utilities-presumption against early facility retirements.
AN ACT relating to public utilities; creating a presumption against the early retirement of electric generation facilities as specified; providing definitions related to the presumption; specifying how a public utility can rebut the presumption; limiting rate recovery for public utilities closing electric generation facilities without rebutting the presumption as specified.
MONITOR
Last Action: H 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Harshman

WY – HB170 Wyoming economic development zones.
The Business Council, in consultation with local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and other state agencies as deemed appropriate by the council, shall designate not less than five (5) Wyoming economic development zones for the purpose of economic development, developing a trained, competitive workforce and the revitalization of economically distressed areas within Wyoming.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H09 – Minerals: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 8-0-1-0-0 (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Henderson

WY – HB173 School finance funding-2.
AN ACT relating to school finance; implementing modifications to the Wyoming education resource block grant model; codifying previously uncodified law; amending provisions governing the distribution of investment earnings; amending provisions governing the distribution of severance taxes; implementing a sales and use tax for school finance; providing for distribution of the taxes; amending related provisions; repealing conflicting provisions.
MONITOR
Last Action: H 3rd Reading: Laid Back (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: HEducation

WY – HB174 Local government sales and use taxes.
Revises administration of sales tax for local communities; makes the 5th penny general purpose on a permanent basis; makes 6th penny specific purpose with authority to Commissioners to assess; assesses a 7th penny for education; creates an option for an 8th penny for special purpose – the county has first right of refusal and then a municipality can utilize with the issues determined by a ballot initiative regardless of purpose or who is using it. This is also where the economic development penny is as well, so it will be competitive.
MONITOR
Last Action: H 3rd Reading: Laid Back (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: HEducation

WY – HB176 Digital streaming tax.
Imposes sales tax on streaming or subscription services. Funds are allocated to the common school account, school foundation program, and school capital construction account.
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 9, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Henderson

WY – HB179 Optional municipal tax-election.
Removes the requirement that a proposition for a municipal sales and use tax be voted on only at a general election.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Zwonitzer

WY – HB180 Property tax deferrals.
Provides for a process to defer payment of property taxes when the taxable value increases by more than 50%. Taxes may be deferred each year for four years.
MONITOR
Last Action: H03 – Revenue: Recommend Do Pass 7-2-0-0-0 (March 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Yin

WY – HB181 Specific purpose excise tax revisions.
Relative to sales and use tax, removes limits on the expenditure of tax revenues on the ordinary operations of local government
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Yin

WY – HB182 Personal income tax.
Establishes a 4 percent personal income tax rate.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Yin

WY – HB185 Wine-assessment on direct sales and shipment.
Providing for assessment of the state alcoholic beverage markup on wine sold directly to consumers by wineries and out-of-state shippers. Increases the tax from 12 – 17.6 percent.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 3, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Duncan

WY – HB187 Elected official residency requirement.
Prescribes residency requirements for elected officials to reside in the county in which they are elected. Applies to clerk of district court, county coroner, county assessor, county clerk, county commissioner, county sheriff, county treasurer, county and prosecuting attorney, and district attorney.
MONITOR
Last Action: H07 – Corporations: Recommend Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Hunt

WY – HB192 Sales tax-national parks and monuments entrance fees. BILL FAILED
Assesses sales tax on national parks and monuments entrance fees. One-half (1/2) of the revenue attributable to the excise tax imposed by W.S. 39-15-103(a)(i)(Q) shall be deposited in the Wyoming wildlife and natural resource trust account created by W.S. 9-15-103(a) and the remaining one-half (1/2) shall be deposited in the Wyoming wildlife and natural resource trust income account created by W.S. 9-15-103(b).
MONITOR
Last Action: H Did not Consider for Introduction (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sommers

WY – HB194 Ballot harvesting. Bill Failed
AN ACT relating to elections; establishing processes for the return of election ballots to the clerk. Specified who and how ballots must be returned.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Did not Consider for Introduction (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Olsen

WY – HB196 Workplace transparency act. Bill Failed
AN ACT relating to labor and employment; specifying employer actions which constitute an unfair employment practice; prohibiting an employer from barring an employee from disclosing wage information; prohibiting an employer from requiring an employee to waive wage disclosure rights; prohibiting an employer from discriminating against an employee as specified.
MONITOR
Last Action: H09 – Minerals: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Connolly

WY – HB202 State employees-salary suspension public health emergency. Bill Failed
Stipulates that in an effort to incentivize state health regulators and leaders to find an expedient resolution to any health emergency for the benefit of the private sector, every state employee with an annual salary of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) or more shall have their pay suspended without reimbursement for the duration of the emergency. This subsection shall not include the state epidemiologist or the state health officer who will need to be available to declare an end to the public health emergency.
OPPOSE
Last Action: H Did not Consider for Introduction (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Styvar

WY – HB203 Small business relief.
Creates the Wyoming business interruption stipend program to provide eligible businesses in critically impacted industries with funds to alleviate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applies to the tourism, leisure, hospitality, retail or restaurant trades that are independently owned and operated by a Wyoming business owner and which have fewer than 50 employees. Appropriates $100 million.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H02 – Appropriations (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sherwood

WY – HB205 Select committee on extractive industry transitions.
Creates a select committee on extractive industry transitions with the aim of studying the economics of the industry, how to support the industry through legislation, and transition efforts for impacted workers.
MONITOR
Last Action: H COW: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Banks

WY – HB207 Coal fired generation facility closures-litigation funding.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Haroldson

WY – HB209 Regulation of marijuana.
MONITOR
Last Action: H01 – Judiciary: Recommend Do Pass 6-3-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Olsen
WY – HB211 Property taxes.
Creates an incremental tax increase for industrial and “other property classes” which include residential, commercial and agriculture, based on existing assessment structures. Industrial raises from 11.5% to 11.75% starting January 1, 2022; raises to 12% starting January 1, 2023; raises to 12.25% starting January 1, 2024 and increases to 12.5% starting January 1, 2025 and thereafter. All other property, real and personal raises from 9.5% to 9.75% starting January 1, 2022; raises to 10% starting January 1, 2023; raises to 10.25% starting January 1, 2024 and increases to 10.5% starting January 1, 2025 and thereafter.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue (March 8, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Henderson

WY – HB218 Bias motivated crime.
AN ACT relating to bias-motivated crimes; creating additional elements for bias-motivated crimes; creating enhanced penalties for bias-motivated crimes; providing that the court shall consider whether a crime is bias-motivated during sentencing; creating a civil cause of action; providing for antibias training of peace officers as specified; requiring reports; and providing for an effective date.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H01 – Judiciary (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Sweeney

WY – HB231 College credit retention.
Any university or college receiving funding from the state of Wyoming shall presume in perpetuity that any college-level credit hour previously completed with an acceptable grade in a Wyoming university or college shall remain valid and transferrable to any degree program. Provides a process for the educational institution to decline to accept the credit and for the student to petition to overturn the action.
MONITOR
Last Action: H04 – Education: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 9-0-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: MacGuire

WY – HB241 Fees for oversize and overweight loads on highways.
AN ACT relating to commercial vehicles; increasing fees for oversize and overweight vehicles; and providing for an effective date.
MONITOR
Last Action: H02 – Appropriations: Recommend Do Pass 7-0-0-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Burkhart

WY – HB258 Public utilities-reliability and transparency requirements.
AN ACT relating to public utilities; providing legislative findings; amending reliable and dispatchable energy standards to require the public service commission to establish reliability and transparency requirements; amending low-carbon energy standard requirements to require the use of certain generation facilities as specified; authorizing the public service commission to revoke certificates of convenience and necessity as specified; amending and defining terms; amending definitions related to low-carbon energy standards and requirements; making conforming amendments
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Zwonitzer

WY – HB259 Public utilities-regulatory amendments.
AN ACT relating to public utilities; providing legislative findings; amending reliable and dispatchable energy standards to require the public service commission to establish reliability and transparency requirements; amending low-carbon energy standard requirements to require the use of certain generation facilities as specified; authorizing the public service commission to revoke certificates of convenience and necessity as specified; amending and defining terms related to low-carbon energy standards and requirements; amending the public service commission’s authority to revoke certificates for violations as specified; amending standards for the commission to consider during rate cases; amending requirements and procedures for the sale and purchase of otherwise retiring coal-fired generation facilities; amending the definitions, purposes, duties, bonding authority and requirements and general powers of the Wyoming energy authority; amending bonding provisions and requirements pertaining to the Wyoming energy authority; amending general penalties for public utilities.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Zwonitzer

WY – HB263 State coronavirus recovery funding.
AN ACT relating to emergency funding of government; authorizing emergency government programs as specified; requiring reporting; providing for rulemaking; authorizing the expenditure of a portion of the state’s remaining CARES Act funds; providing appropriations; reappropriating funds; specifying conditions on appropriations and expenditure of funds; and providing for an effective date.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H02 – Appropriations (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Nicholas

WY – SF3 Automated vehicle identification systems. Bill Failed
The bill authorizes the use of an automated vehicle identification system to support the enforcement of fines for traffic violations, specifically, speed and weight limits. The system records data and a photograph of the vehicle, the operator of the vehicle, and the license plate of the vehicle, similar to systems used on school buses to record violations in the proximity of the bus. The intent is to protect contractors or employees in school or construction zones.
MONITOR
Last Action: H08 – Transportation: Do Pass Failed 3-6-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Transportation

WY – SF4 Airport districts.
The bill allows counties and municipalities to establish airport districts by resolution. Any taxes proposed to support airport districts will require voters to approve the measure. The bill offers a tool for revenue generation to support airports in local communities.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H08 – Transportation (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Transportation

WY – SF6 Public works contracting requirements-amendments.
This bill would amend certain requirements for public works contracting. The bill requires a public entity to specify performance standards for materials and equipment, specifies requirements for allowing substitutions, requires a public entity to accept a bidder as pre-qualified if they meet requirements set by rule, prohibits rejection based on the financial strength of the bidder so long as sufficient bonds are secured, and prohibits unbalanced bids.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H02 – Appropriations (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Judiciary

WY – SF10 Department of transportation-statutory amendments.
The bill results from an interim study to review and make updates to WYDOT statutes. One provision relates to highway closures and the establishment of alternate routes as well as approval from WYDOT for highway closures. The requirement has implications for closures related to community events.
Bill failed on general file 3-24-2-1-0 with concerns that the bill does not follow legislative rules for one topic per bill.
MONITOR
Last Action: S08 – Transportation: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 4-0-0-1-0 (January 27, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Transportation

WY – SF17 Governmental publication requirements. Bill Failed
This bill would amend publication requirements for cities, towns, counties and school districts. Cities, towns and counties would no longer be required to publish meeting minutes of their governing bodies in newspapers. Instead, cities, towns and counties would be required to post and maintain this information
online. This includes the publication of salaries. The measure is expected to offer a considerable cost savings for local public entities.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 3rd Reading: Failed 9-20-0-0-1 (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Corporations

WY – SF19 Public health emergencies-immunity amendments. PRIORITY BILL
The bill provides protections for business in the form of immunity for civil liability for actions and omissions during public health emergencies.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H01 – Judiciary (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Judiciary

WY – SF30 Pandemic response review task force.
Creates a pandemic response review task force to develop legislative recommendations to improve the state’s response to future pandemics and other disease outbreaks. The task force shall report its findings and any recommendations to the joint labor, health and social services interim committee, the joint corporations, elections, and political subdivisions interim committee and the governor on or before July 1, 2022. Includes an appropriate of $10,000. While review task forces are not generally popular, the Committee agreed on a 5-0 vote that the pandemic review process would be extremely helpful.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H10 – Labor (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Corporations

WY – SF36 For-profit public benefit corporations.
Provides for for-profit public benefit corporations; providing definitions; specifying requirements and applicability; imposing duties on boards of directors.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: BlockChain/Technology

WY – SF46 Air ambulance memberships-regulation and disclosures. Bill Failed
A bill amending the definition of disability insurance; specifying that the regulation of air ambulance membership organizations and their memberships and plans is not insurance; establishing registration requirements and regulatory standards for air ambulance membership organizations. Establishes that an “air ambulance membership organization” means an entity that in exchange for fees, dues, charges, or other consideration provides discounts for its cost of services or discounts for the cost of services provided by another air ambulance service company.
Note: Air ambulance membership organizations provide services that are important to Wyoming’s rural communities. The bill was heard in Senate Corporations. The Department of Insurance testified and expressed concern relative to the bill removing consumer protections. Concerns remain relative to the air ambulance membership being valid for the services required by those who purchase the memberships and to ensure transparency for services provided as well as coordination with Medicare and private insurance. The bill was laid back. Amendments will be offered in a subsequent hearing.
Last Action: S07 – Corporations: Do Pass Failed 2-3-0-0-0 (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Case

WY – SF61 Amortization of sales and use tax.
Provides for amortized payments of sales and use taxes for projects with expenditures expected to exceed $5 million over the first two years of construction and operations. Allows for a lien process to recoup funds if project defaults.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Received for Introduction (February 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Minerals

WY – SF64 Local government distributions-revisions-2.
Reduces an allocation from the legislative stabilization reserve account from $105 million to $99.75 million to the Office of State Lands and Investments. $52.5 million shall be available in the first fiscal year of the biennium and $47.25 million shall be available in the second fiscal year of the biennium.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Received for Introduction (February 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations

WY – SF73 Tolling authority for I-80.
Creates tolling authority for WYDOT to finance, construct, operate and maintain I80 and accommodate the needs of the traveling public in a safe manner. Allows for financing, construction, operation, regulation, and maintenance of I80 under a tolled configuration. The system shall be operated in a way that will reduce traffic congestion, delays, hazards, injuries, and fatalities.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 3rd Reading: Passed 16-13-1-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Case

WY – SF76 Broadband development program-amendments.
The bill establishes parameters for the WY Business Council to fund “middle-mile” and “last-mile” projects to expand broadband capacity in the state to end users.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Dockstader

WY – SF77 Legislator salary restrictions. Bill Failed
Stipulates that a member of the legislature who is also a public employee shall not receive wages as a public employee during any period where the member receives a legislative salary, either for a session working day or a committee working day. Other benefits will continue to accrue. The provisions of the bill will not apply if the public employee is utilizing accrued annual leave or other compensatory leave during the same time period.
MONITOR
Last Action: S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-3-0-0-0 (February 23, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: James

WY – SF80 Public health orders-local and legislative oversight.
Requires public health orders to include 48-hours’ notice before the order becomes effective and requires an opportunity for public comment; allows provisions for counties to opt-out of state health orders; limits the duration of state health orders to 30 days without legislative approval.
OPPOSE
Last Action: S 3rd Reading: Passed 21-9-0-0-0 (March 10, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: McKeown

WY – SF85 Property tax-reporting and exemption.
Allows total business property with a value of $2,400 or less in actual value in a single county to be exempt as a de minimis business property. This is a good governance bill that will allow County Assessors to focus their efforts on the collection of taxes for those businesses that have relevant, meaningful value to the County.
Bill passed Committee of a 4-1 vote.
Support
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Ellis

WY – SF86 Attorney general-elected official. Bill Failed
Requires the WY State Attorney General to be elected rather than an appointed position.
Oppose
Last Action: S07 – Corporations: Do Pass Failed 1-3-1-0-0 (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Bouchard

WY – SF94 Prohibiting coerced vaccinations. Bill Failed
Prohibits governmental entities or public employees from forcing, requiring, or coercing immunizations or vaccinations for COVID-19 or influenza
MONITOR
Last Action: S01 – Judiciary: Do Pass Failed 1-4-0-0-0 (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Bouchard

WY – SF95 Election of state health officer.
Beginning with the general election in 2022, the state health officer shall be elected in a statewide election for a term of four (4) years. The elected state health officer shall be licensed in Wyoming as a physician and shall carry out assigned statutory duties. Also provides a process for the removal of the state health officer.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 1, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Bouchard

WY – SF99 Unfair employment practices-offsite lawful activities. Bill Failed
Stipulates that it is discriminatory and creates unfair employment practices for an employer to restrict an employee’s ability to participate or terminate the employment of any employee because of the employee’s engagement or participation in any lawful activity during non-working hours that occurs off of the employer’s premises unless the restriction:
(A) Relates to a bona fide occupational requirement or is reasonably and rationally related to the employment activities and responsibilities of a particular employee or particular group of employees rather than all employees of the employer; or
(B) Is necessary to avoid a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with any responsibilities to the employer.
MONITOR
Last Action: S COW: Failed 10-19-1-0-0 (March 11, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Ellis

WY – SF100 Internet freedom-prohibiting discrimination.
Prohibits discrimination and censorship based on viewpoint, race, religion, and location by interactive computer services, social media platforms, and businesses.
Monitor
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H01 – Judiciary (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Steinmetz

WY – SF103 Resident and nonresident hunting license issuance and fees. Bill Failed
Modifies provisions governing resident and nonresident hunters; modifies resident and nonresident license reservations; increases resident and nonresident fees as specified; repeals nonresident license reservation requirements for elk, deer, and antelope
OPPOSE
Last Action: S06 – Travel: Do Pass Failed 1-4-0-0-0 (March 4, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Hicks

WY – SF108 Career and technical education terminology.
The bill changes terminology in statute from vocational education to career and technical education for purposes of K-12 education
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Cooper

WY – SF110 Small claims procedures.
The bill allows for actions for small claims proceedings under W.S. 1-21-201 through 1-21-205 to be brought in the county where the cause of action or some part thereof arose.
MONITOR
Last Action: H01 – Judiciary: Recommend Do Pass 8-0-1-0-0 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Nethercott

WY – SF113 Business ready communities-amendments.
Amends the permissible uses for Business Ready Community funds. Currently, grants and loans may be made by the council for economic or educational development, planning or infrastructure projects, including the purchase of land, buildings, facilities, telecommunications infrastructure, rights of way, airports, sewer and water projects, roads, landscaping, recreational and convention facilities or other infrastructure projects or uses. The bill expands the fund to other projects and uses outside of infrastructure.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Received for Introduction (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Wasserburger

WY – SF118 Rental assistance program.
Authorizing expenditure of COVID-19 relief for expenditure of funds on previously approved projects, grants or procurements; providing a sunset date for expenditure of the specified COVID-19 relief funds; designating the department of family services as the administrating agency for the federal emergency rental assistance program; providing for other state agencies and entities to assist in the administration of the program; providing certain exemptions from procurement statutes as specified.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations

WY – SF122 Wyoming agriculture authority.
Establishing the Wyoming agriculture authority; specifying duties and powers of the authority; establishing a board for the authority; providing legislative findings; providing for financing of authority projects as specified.
Appropriates $10,000 as an initial allocation. It is unknown whether the proposed Wyoming Agriculture Authority would receive a General Fund appropriation like the Wyoming Energy Authority (2021-22 biennium budget of $2,256,500 General Fund), or whether it would receive no state funding like the Wyoming Community Development Authority.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H05 – Agriculture (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Boner

WY – SF124 Defending Wyoming business-trade and commerce amendments.
AN ACT relating to trade and commerce; amending prohibitions against unfair trade or commerce discrimination; authorizing investigatory powers for the attorney general for antitrust claims; providing for civil penalties and additional civil remedies relating to antitrust violations as specified; amending criminal penalties for antitrust violations as specified; clarifying the applicability of manufacturing requirements to discrimination provisions; amending and repealing provisions related to the authority and duties of enforcing authorities; and providing for an effective date.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H01 – Judiciary (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Nethercott

WY – SF125 Consumer merchandise-sale, marketing and use protection. Bill Failed
AN ACT relating to counties, cities and towns; prohibiting counties, cities and towns from enacting and enforcing ordinances and regulations relating to the sale, use or marketing of consumer merchandise; providing definitions; specifying applicability.
MONITOR
Last Action: S COW: Failed 11-15-2-0-2 (March 17, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Cooper

WY – SF126 Real estate subdivisions-easement requirements.
Allows the reduction of easements from 20 feet to a reduced level allowing the given authority to accept copies of binding easements of a width less than twenty (20) feet if the subdivider demonstrates to the board’s satisfaction that the easement is adequate to protect the safety and health of the public;
MONITOR
Last Action: S 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Cooper

WY – SF127 Wyoming learn while you earn program.
Wyoming learn while you earn program; providing for students to take career technical education while also working; specifying requirements for approving programs and for student and employer participation in the programs; providing funding of the program as specified; providing for payments to community colleges providing approved programs and for payments to employers providing work experience and training; providing for agreements between colleges, high schools and employers; requiring review by the community college commission; requiring the creation of an account for the program; providing a sunset for the program; providing an appropriation and for a continuous appropriation. Includes a $1 million appropriation from General Fund and ongoing funding in an indeterminate amount.
MONITOR
Last Action: S02 – Appropriations: Recommend Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0 (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Kinskey

WY – SF131 Workplace transparency act-2.
Expands the list of what constitutes discriminatory and unfair employment practices for employers with more than 50 employees.
Defines employer actions that constitute unfair employment practices; prohibits an employer from barring an employee from disclosing wage information; prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to waive wage disclosure rights; prohibits an employer from seeking or relying on salary history information of a prospective employee.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S10 – Labor (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Salazar

WY – SF132 Emergency preparedness.
AN ACT relating to the legislature; requiring the joint corporations, elections and political subdivisions interim committee to study emergency preparedness and energy distribution in the event of a disruption of federal government operations; requiring a report
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Salazar

WY – SF134 Lodging tax-exemption for residents. Bill Failed
AN ACT relating to administration of the government; prohibiting the state from disclosing nonprofit affiliation information as specified; creating a misdemeanor; specifying penalties; prohibiting the state from requiring reporting from nonprofit organizations as specified; and providing for an effective date.
Provides an exemption for sales of lodging services to residents of Wyoming.
MONITOR
Last Action: S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 1-3-0-0-1 (March 5, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: French

WY – SF136 Required public service commission considerations.
In conducting any investigation pursuant to the provisions of this act the commission shall investigate, consider and determine such matters as reliability of service both within and outside the state of Wyoming and cost externalities incurred by the state of Wyoming, including economic, employment, and viewshed impacts.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 3rd Reading: Passed 25-4-1-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Perkins

WY – SF138 School board trustees-party affiliation.
A candidate for school board trustee, at the candidate’s option, may choose to have printed on the primary ballot or the general election ballot the political party with which the candidate is affiliated. The secretary of state shall promulgate any necessary rules to implement this section.
MONITOR
Last Action: S04 – Education: Recommend Do Pass 4-1-0-0-0 (March 12, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Ellis

WY – SF141 Business entities-representation in detainer cases.
Authorizes business entities to represent themselves in forcible entry and detainer actions. The business entity must be represented by an owner, shareholder, member, partner, or another employee of the business entity. Provisions apply.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S09 – Minerals (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Perkins

WY – SF142 Prohibition on private funds for conducting elections.
Stipulates the state and each political subdivision or governmental entity that conducts or oversees elections in this state shall not accept or expend private, donated funds for registering voters or for preparing for, conducting, or overseeing an election.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 2nd Reading: Passed (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Steinmetz

WY – SF144 Public funds-lobbying.
Expands the prohibition on the use of tax revenue for lobbying to include individuals who receive revenue from any Wyoming tax. The previous language included public officials, public members, or public employees. The intent of this bill is not known, but we will work to get clarification on the implications of a sole proprietorship serving as a vendor to a government entity that utilizes tax revenue to pay vendors.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Biteman

WY – SF145 Election runoffs.
For nominations for governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, state superintendent of public instruction, candidate for the state legislature and any federal office, a runoff election shall be held with respect to that nomination if no candidate receives in excess of fifty percent (50%) of those voting on the respective partisan primary ballot. The candidates in the runoff election shall be the two (2) candidates who received the highest number of votes in their respective partisan primary election except in cases of ties or other special circumstances.
Also moves the state’s primary election to May from August.
MONITOR
Last Action: S02 – Appropriations: Recommend Amend and Do Pass 4-1-0-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Biteman

WY – SF149 Oil and gas-royalty and tax rates.
The WY severance taxes imposed under statutes on crude oil, lease condensate, or natural gas that is owned or leased by the United States or any federal agency and that is removed, extracted, severed, or produced by any taxpayer shall be reduced upon an increase in the federal energy royalty rates charged or imposed on crude oil or natural gas that is extracted, developed or produced in Wyoming. The tax exemption available under this subsection shall only become effective upon certification of the governor to the department that the federal energy royalty rate has been increased pursuant to federal law. Provisions are outlined in the bill.
MONITOR
Last Action: S09 – Minerals: Recommend Do Pass 5-0-0-0-0 (March 9, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Boner

WY – SF152 Connection of utility services.
Stipulates that no city, town or county shall enact or implement any ordinance, resolution or policy that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, the connection or reconnection of an electric, natural gas or propane utility service provided by a public utility.
MONITOR
Last Action: S 3rd Reading: Passed 27-2-1-0-0 (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Dockstader

WY – SF153 Nonprofit affiliation and protection.
Prohibits the state from disclosing nonprofit affiliation information as specified; creating a misdemeanor; specifying penalties; prohibiting the state from requiring reporting from nonprofit organizations as specified.
MONITOR
Last Action: S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations (March 2, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Hicks

WY – SF154 Medicaid expansion with federal match requirements.
Provides for the expansion of Medicaid coverage to low-income individuals.
MONITOR
Last Action: S10 – Labor: Recommend Do Pass 3-2-0-0-0 (March 9, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Rothfuss

WY – SF157 Property rights-limitation on local authority.
AN ACT relating to cities, towns and counties; limiting the zoning authority of boards of county commissioners; prohibiting cities and towns from conditioning the provision of public improvements on the inclusion of restrictions on property valuation. Stipulates that if a city, town or county land use regulations or ordinances require properties within a certain proximity to the public sewerage or water supply systems to connect to such systems, no board of county commissioners or its designee shall base the denial of a zoning certificate or other zoning decision on the nonexistence of a connection agreement or lack of connection to the public sewerage or water supply system. Nothing in this subsection shall limit or contravene the authority of a board of county commissioners with respect to subdivision permits under W.S. 18-5-306.
MONITOR
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H05 – Agriculture (March 19, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Biteman

WY – SJ1 Taxes to voters. Bill Failed
Requires all new taxes and tax increases to be approved by voters.
Last Action: S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 1-4-0-0-0 (February 23, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: James

WY – SJ3 Federal suspension and orders on oil and gas production.
A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress and the federal government to reverse federal orders and actions that inhibit the safe development of oil and gas in Wyoming and that negatively and disproportionately impact Wyoming citizens and industries.
SUPPORT
Last Action: H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals (March 18, 2021)
Primary Sponsor: Cooper

 

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