Wyoming Tax Payers General Session Bills of Interest

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This report was compiled by the Wyoming Tax Payers association. Bills that are being supported/monitored/opposed do not reflect the opinion of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce or the Board of Directors.

WTA 2021 General Session Bills of Interest March 22, 2021

 

 HOUSE BILLS DESCRIPTION/ACTION WTA POSITION
HB0001 General government appropriations-2.

 

This act relating to supplemental appropriations and reduction of existing 2 appropriations for the operation of state government for the fiscal biennium 3 commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022; providing definitions; 4 providing for additional appropriations and transfers of funds for the period 5 of the budget; increasing or decreasing certain amounts; adjusting the number 6 of positions; modifying prior appropriations; providing for duties, terms and 7 conditions and other requirements relating to appropriations for the period of 8 the budget as specified; providing for position and other budgetary 9 limitations; requiring agreements between agencies; amending existing law by 10 redirecting revenues and making transfers for the period of the budget; 11 recreating an advisory task force; repealing prior appropriations and budget 12 conditions; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Appropriations

3/19/2021 H Appointed JCC01 Members

MONITOR
HB0011 Oil and gas production tax exemption.

 

This act relates to mine product taxes; providing an exemption on taxes for the production of crude oil and natural gas as specified; requiring reports; requiring rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Minerals, Business & Economic Development Interim Committee

1/12/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals

MONITOR
HB0016 Improvement and service districts-limitations.

 

 

This act relates to improvement and service districts; providing a limitation on the imposition of fees, charges, mill levies, taxes and other assessments by improvement and service districts; providing exceptions; providing a limitation on the imposition of rules, regulations and procedures by improvement and service districts; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee

2/1/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations

MONITOR

 

HB0024 Transportation computer system funding.

 

This act relates to the funding of government operations; providing funding for the replacement of a transportation computer system; creating an account; authorizing revenue increases; increasing driver’s license, driver’s permit and registration fees; specifying the distribution of fees; requiring reporting; providing for the governor’s recommendation to repeal or amend the fee increase; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs Interim Committee

3/2/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
     
HB0026 Fuel tax.

 

This act relates to revenue for transportation purposes; increasing the fuel tax; amending certain distributions of fuel tax revenues accordingly; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

3/3/2021 H Placed on General File

SUPPORT
HB0028 Wind tax exemption-repeal.

 

This act relates to the tax on production of energy from wind resources; repealing the three year tax exemption on energy production; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivision Interim Committee

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0030 Public utility assessment.

 

This act relating to utilities; increasing the maximum utility assessment as specified; conforming provisions; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

2/9/2021 Assigned Chapter Number 19

MONITOR

 

HB0037 Road usage charge.

 

This act relates to highways; establishing a road usage charge; establishing a road usage charge program; creating road usage charge account managers; providing for contracting by the department of transportation with private entities to administer the program; providing for the distribution of funds; creating penalties; providing for regional or national expansion of the program; providing for a fuel tax sunset; requiring reporting and recommendations; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Joint Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs Interim Committee

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

OPPOSE
HB0049 Agency fee revisions.

 

This act relates to agency fees; providing for fees on the supervision, testing and transferring of probationers and parolees; modifying health care facility licensing fees; modifying department of environmental quality permitting fees; authorizing the department of family services to set the fee for central registry applications; modifying department of agriculture food licensing fees and distribution; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/18/2021 S Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0050 Local government distributions-revisions.

 

This act relates to local government funding; reducing a prior appropriation; making conforming changes to the related funding formulas; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

1/12/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H-02 Appropriations

MONITOR
HB0055 Tobacco tax.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; increasing the tax on tobacco products as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

1/27/2021 H Placed on General File

OPPOSE

 

HB0061 School finance recalibration.

 

This act relates to school finance; implementing recalibration modifications to the Wyoming education resource block grant model; codifying previously uncodified law; providing for additional sales and use taxes in amounts, if any, determined necessary to fulfill constitutional requirements; amending related provisions; repealing conflicting provisions; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration

1/12/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education

MONITOR
HB0077 School district reorganization.

 

This act relates to school district reorganization; providing for the reorganization of school districts as specified; establishing a planning committee; imposing a consolidation planning process; providing for consolidation in the absence of a plan by the planning committee; imposing duties on the state board of education; providing reporting requirements; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Zwonitzer, Brown, Gray, MacGuire, Stith and Wilson and Senator(s) Furphy and Hutchings

3/19/2021 H04 – Education: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0

MONITOR
HB0088 Data center tax exemption-repeal.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; repealing sales and use tax exemptions for purchases made by data processing services centers; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Stith, Banks and Harshman and Senator(s) Case, Kolb and Schuler

3/1/2021 HO3 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 3-6-0-0-0

MONITOR
HB0089 School finance amendments.

 

This act relates to K-12 education funding; reducing the minimum time schools are to be operated; amending and repealing components within the education resource block grant model; specifying applicability of a temporary external cost adjustment; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Hallinan, Bear, Fortner, Jennings, Laursen, Neiman, Ottman and Wharff and Senator(s) McKeown and Steinmetz

2/4/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education

MONITOR

 

HB0094 Solar electricity generation-taxation.

 

This act relates to taxation; imposing a tax on electricity generated from solar resources; providing applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Representative(s) Sommers and Senator(s) Case

3/4/2021 H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-7-0-0-0

OPPOSE
HB0099 Property tax increase limit-2.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation; limiting the maximum taxable value increase for purposes of property taxes as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Gray, Baker, Bear, Blackburn, Duncan, Hallinan, Jennings, Sweeney and Washut and Senator(s) Biteman, Driskill and Salazar

3/1/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0108 Wind energy production tax.

 

This act relates to the tax on production of energy from wind resources; increasing the tax rate; providing for distribution of the tax; repealing the three year tax exemption on energy production; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Hallinan, Baker, Blackburn and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Case, Furphy and Hicks

3/4/2021 H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-7-0-0-0

OPPOSE
HB0110 Wyoming business council-promotion of low taxes.

 

This act relates to the administration of government; providing legislative findings; amending the duties and obligation of the Wyoming business council; requiring the Wyoming business council to promote Wyoming’s competitive tax rates as specified; requiring reporting; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Gray, Bear, Fortner, Haroldson, Jennings, Knapp, Laursen and Winter and Senator(s) Bouchard, Hutchings, Kolb and McKeown

3/5/2021 H09 – Minerals: Do Pass Failed 4-4-1-0-0

MONITOR

 

HB0114 Property tax assessment.

 

This act relates to property tax assessment; repealing provisions for the election of county assessors and providing for appointment of county assessors by the board of county commissioners; providing a limitation on the maximum increase of property tax assessment as specified; providing conforming changes; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Harshman, MacGuire and Sweeney and Senator(s) Landen

2/5/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0128 County option real estate transfer tax.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; providing for an excise tax on the sale of real property as specified; providing for distribution of the tax; requiring rulemaking; imposing penalties; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Schwartz, Roscoe and Yin and Senator(s) Gierau

3/11/2021 H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0

MONITOR
HB0129 School finance-activities funding.

 

This act relates to school finance; repealing funding for activities in the school foundation program and repealing reimbursement of transportation expenses for student activities; specifying that activities may be offered through the use of other funds; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Western

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0133 Online sports wagering.

 

This act relates to online sports wagering; authorizing online sports wagering; providing for regulation by the Wyoming gaming commission; imposing fees; requiring rulemaking; creating an account; providing for the collection and distribution of revenues from online sports wagering to the state; creating penalties; specifying that fantasy sports contests are not gambling; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Walters, Brown, Burkhart, Harshman, Henderson and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Gierau and Wasserburger

3/17/2021 S Introduced and Referred to S02 – Appropriations

MONITOR

 

HB0138 Tax on unearned income.

 

This act relates to taxation; creating the Wyoming Unearned Income Tax Act; imposing a tax on unearned income as specified; providing for administration; providing penalties; requiring rulemaking; requiring a report; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Schwartz, Connolly and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Kost and Rothfuss

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0139 Rolling stock tax exemption-sunset.

 

This act relates to taxation; repealing the sunset dates for sales and use tax exemptions for purchases and sales related to railroad rolling stock; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Wharff, Eyre and Laursen and Senator(s) James

3/2/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0144 Electric vehicle fee updates.

 

This act relates to multipurpose vehicles; amending a definition to exempt multipurpose vehicles and motorcycles from the plug-in electric vehicle annual decal and fee; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Brown, Burt, Duncan, Newsome, Oakley, Olsen, Sweeney and Yin and Senator(s) Furphy, Gierau, Nethercott and Pappas

3/18/2021 S Introduced and Referred to S08 – Transportation

MONITOR
HB0145 Stripper well tax exemption.

 

This act relates to taxes; creating an exemption from ad valorem taxes for oil production from stripper wells; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Fortner, Bear, Burt, Haroldson, Jennings, Neiman, Ottman and Winter

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

HB0146 Personal property depreciation.

 

This act relates to property taxation; specifying that the valuation of tangible personal property shall consider depreciation and shall not be increased above the market value of the property; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Fortner, Bear, Burt, Haroldson, Jennings, Laursen and Ottman and Senator(s) James

3/18/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0147 Education expense–tax credit.

 

This act relates to property taxation; providing a tax credit for specified education expenses; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Fortner, Bear, Burt, Haroldson, Laursen, Neiman and Ottman

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education

MONITOR
HB0149 Veterans’ property tax exemption.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; amending the value of the veterans’ property tax exemption; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H08 – Transportation

MONITOR
HB0150 State budgeting and expenditure authority.

 

This act relates to public funds and administration of government; amending authority, requirements and procedures for the executive department’s acceptance and expenditure of federal funds; amending the authority of the executive department and requirements and procedures for the modifications of amounts authorized for expenditure of other funds under emergencies and other circumstances; specifying restrictions on budgeting authority conferred on the executive department; repealing existing emergency expenditure authority; providing a yearly appropriation; providing for legislative review and actions; creating and amending definitions; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/18/2021 S Placed on General File

MONITOR

 

HB0151 Rolling stock tax exemption sunset extension.

 

This act relates to taxation; extending the sunset of the exemption on the imposition of state sales and use taxes on the repair of railroad rolling stock; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Henderson, Burkhart, Duncan and O’Hearn and Senator(s) Baldwin, Furphy, Landen and Schuler

3/19/2021 S Introduced and Referred to S03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0154 School Finance-school district reserves.

 

This act relates to school finance; increasing the amount that can be computed for a school district’s operating balance and cash reserves as specified; prohibiting expenditures on capital construction during a specified period; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Sommers and Senator(s) Kost

3/10/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0168 Sales and use tax application.

 

This act relates to sales and use taxes; providing that the sales tax shall apply to sales of specified services; repealing sales and use tax exemptions as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly and Senator(s) Case and Rothfuss

3/12/2021 H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-7-0-0-0

MONITOR
HB0169 Alcoholic liquors-markup amount.

 

This act relates to alcoholic liquors; increasing the maximum profit to the state from the sale of alcoholic liquors; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Harshman, Roscoe, Sweeney, Yin and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Rothfuss

3/4/2021 Rerefer to H06 – Travel

MONITOR
HB0171 Executive branch funding restoration.

 

This act relates to the operation of state government; providing an appropriation to restore funding for the operation of state government as specified; specifying reporting requirements; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Harshman and Sommers and Senator(s) Landen and Wasserburger

3/19/2021 H 2nd Reading: Passed

MONITOR

 

HB0172 Veterans’ property tax exemption-amendments.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; amending the value of the veterans’ property tax annual exemption; specifying applicability; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/9/2021 H08 – Transportation: Do Pass Failed 4-5-0-0-0

MONITOR
HB0173 School finance funding-2.

 

This act relates 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; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: House Education Committee

3/17/2021 H 2nd Reading: Passed

MONITOR
HB0174 Local government sales and use taxes. This act relates to sales and use taxes; imposing a one percent sales and use tax for distribution to local governments; authorizing local governments to impose a portion of the local optional sales and use tax by resolution; decreasing the maximum amount of local optional sales and use taxes; providing applicability; providing that the bill is effective contingent upon enactment of other legislation; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: House Education Committee

3/12/2021 H 2nd Reading: Passed

MONITOR
HB0176 Digital streaming tax.

 

This act relates to sales and use tax; amending provisions governing the imposition of sales and use tax on specified digital products; specifying distribution of the sales and use tax on specified digital products as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Henderson, Harshman, Sweeney and Yin

3/9/2021 H Placed on General File

Support without amendment

OPPOSE w/ AmendmentHB0176HS001

 

HB0179 Optional municipal tax-election.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; removing the requirement that a proposition for a municipal sales and use tax be voted on only at a general election; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Case

3/17/2021 S Introduced and Referred to S07 – Corporations

MONITOR
HB0180 Property tax deferrals.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation; providing for a process to defer payment of property taxes as specified; providing for rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Yin, Harshman, Schwartz and Sweeney

3/4/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0181 Specific purpose excise tax revisions.

 

This act relates to sales and use taxes; removing limits on the expenditure of tax revenues on the ordinary operations of local government; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Yin and Harshman and Senator(s) Case and Gierau

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0182 Personal income tax.

 

This act relates to taxation; creating the Wyoming Personal Income Tax Act; imposing a tax on personal income as specified; providing for administration; providing penalties; requiring rulemaking; requiring a report; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Yin and Connolly and Senator(s) Rothfuss

3/5/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR

 

HB0184 School finance-funding model revisions.

 

This act relates to school finance; implementing recalibration modifications to the Wyoming education resource block grant model; providing for preschool funding; providing for reorganization of school districts; codifying previously uncodified law; amending related provisions; repealing conflicting provisions; providing an appropriation; requiring a report; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly and Senator(s) Rothfuss

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education

MONITOR
HB0185 Wine-assessment on direct sales and shipment.

 

This act relates to alcoholic beverages; providing for assessment of the state alcoholic beverage markup on wine sold directly to consumers by wineries and out of state shippers; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Duncan, Hunt and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Landen and Pappas

3/3/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations

MONITOR
HB0189 Mine product taxes for natural gas consumed on-site.

 

This act relates to mine product taxes; clarifying the imposition of severance taxes on natural gas that is consumed on-site; making conforming amendments; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Hunt, Burkhart and Paxton and Senator(s) Driskill and Wasserburger

3/18/2021 H03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 4-4-0-0-1

MONITOR
HB0191 Statewide mill levy for education.

 

This act relates to school funding; establishing the school foundation program permanent account; specifying distribution of earnings from the account; imposing a mill levy to provide funds to the account; providing a sales and use tax credit for specified taxpayers; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Brown

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

HB0192 Sales tax-national parks and monuments entrance fees.

 

This act relates to sales tax; providing for the imposition of sales tax on entrance fees to national parks and monuments; specifying distribution of the tax and limitations on expenditures; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Sommers and Senator(s) Driskill and Hicks

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0193 County attorneys-representation of special districts.

 

This act relates to county officers; amending the duties of county attorneys to allow for county attorneys to provide legal services to special districts as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Crago, Oakley, Olsen and Stith

3/19/2021 S Received for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0200 Sales and use tax exemptions-repeal.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; repealing sales and use tax exemptions as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Schwartz and Sweeney and Senator(s) Rothfuss

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0201 Special education savings accounts.

 

This act relates to special education; providing for the creation of accounts to provide for the costs of special education programs and services delivered outside of a public K-12 school; providing for a continuous appropriation; providing for a criminal offense and penalties; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Styvar, Andrew, Baker and Wilson and Senator(s) Hutchings

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

HB209 Regulation of marijuana

 

This act relates to food and drugs; establishing licensing requirements and procedures for the production, testing and sale of marijuana; generally providing for the regulation of marijuana-related activities; prohibiting discrimination based on marijuana activities; specifying private rights to prohibit activities involving marijuana; providing for the local regulation of marijuana as specified; establishing offenses and civil penalties for the possession of specified amounts of marijuana and marijuana products; amending criminal penalties for the possession of marijuana as specified; establishing additional offenses related to marijuana; imposing taxes on marijuana and providing for the distribution of tax revenues; defining terms; making conforming amendments; repealing obsolete provisions; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Olsen, Baker, Barlow, Brown, Burt, Connolly, Provenza, Romero-Martinez, Sweeney, Western, Yin and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Case and Rothfuss

3/17/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0211 Property taxes.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation; incrementally increasing the assessment percentage for the industrial property class and the all other property class as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Henderson, Clifford, Connolly, Sweeney and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Pappas

3/8/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
HB0224 Severance and sales and use taxes.

 

This act relates to taxation; modifying various severance tax rates; specifying requirements for establishing values for tax rates; providing for the imposition of an additional sale and use tax; specifying requirements for imposition of the additional tax; providing for distribution of funds; making conforming amendments and amending obsolete provisions relating to sales and use tax rates; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Harshman

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

HB0233 PWMTF earning distributions.

 

This act relates to public funds; amending the distribution of earnings from the permanent Wyoming mineral trust fund; repealing an obsolete provision; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Brown

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HB0241 Fees for oversize and overweight loads on highways.

 

This act relates to commercial vehicles; increasing fees for oversize and overweight vehicles; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Burkhart

3/17/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0243 State accounts-elimination and transfer of funds.

 

This act relates to public funds; repealing the Wyoming state penitentiary capital construction account; repealing the legislative deficit control account; providing for the transfer of funds from the repealed accounts; providing an annual transfer of funds to the school capital construction account; providing for transition of invested funds; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Harshman, Brown, Connolly, Paxton, Sommers and Walters and Senator(s) Rothfuss and Wasserburger

3/11/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR
HB0254 Transportation computer system.

 

This act relates to the funding of government operations; providing funding for the replacement of a transportation computer system; creating an account; authorizing revenue increases; increasing driver’s license, driver’s permit and registration fees; authorizing user assessments; specifying the distribution of fees and funds; requiring reporting; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Burkhart

3/18/2021 H Placed on General File

MONITOR

 

HB0262 Statewide real estate transfer tax.

 

This act relates to taxation and revenue; providing for an excise tax on the sale of real property as specified; providing for distribution of the tax; requiring rulemaking; imposing penalties; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Clifford and Connolly and Senator(s) Rothfuss

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR
HJ0003 State lands mineral royalties-constitutional amendment.

 

A joint resolution proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution to provide that two-thirds of state mineral royalties earned from the lease of state school lands may be appropriated by the legislature for the support of the public schools for six years and providing a ballot statement.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Hallinan, Andrew, Baker, Banks, Bear, Henderson, Sommers, Stith and Sweeney

3/18/2021 S Placed on General File

MONITOR
HJ0006 Legislative budget session.

 

A joint resolution proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution by repealing the introductory vote requirement for bills in a legislative budget session.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Harshman, Barlow, Connolly, Greear, Paxton, Sommers and Stith and Senator(s) Schuler and Wasserburger

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

OPPOSED
HJ0014 Prohibition on income tax-business and personal.

 

A joint resolution proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution to prohibit the imposition of an income tax on persons or businesses; repealing a provision; and providing a ballot statement.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Jennings, Bear and Fortner and Senator(s) Biteman

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

HJ0015 Taxpayer’s bill of rights and taxpayer standing.

 

A joint resolution proposing to amend the constitution by creating a new section establishing the taxpayer’s bill of rights and taxpayer standing; prohibiting any tax increase by the state or any local government or increase of debt unless approved by the voters; specifying ballot requirements; providing for the refund of excess taxes; providing for emergency taxes; prohibiting increasing state expenditures; providing for distribution of surplus state funds; providing definitions; authorizing persons to commence a civil action against state governmental entities and officials as specified; allowing the state to intervene in actions; and providing for an award of litigation costs as specified.

Sponsored by: Representative(s) Gray, Bear and Jennings and Senator(s) Biteman

3/8/2021 H Did Not Consider for Introduction

MONITOR

 

SENATE FILES DESCRIPTION/ACTION WTA POSITION
SF0001 General government appropriations.

 

This act relating to supplemental appropriations and reduction of existing 2 appropriations for the operation of state government for the fiscal biennium 3 commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022; providing definitions; 4 providing for additional appropriations and transfers of funds for the period 5 of the budget; increasing or decreasing certain amounts; adjusting the number 6 of positions; modifying prior appropriations; providing for duties, terms and 7 conditions and other requirements relating to appropriations for the period of 8 the budget as specified; providing for position and other budgetary 9 limitations; requiring agreements between agencies; amending existing law by 10 redirecting revenues and making transfers for the period of the budget; 11 recreating an advisory task force; repealing prior appropriations and budget 12 conditions; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Appropriations

3/19/2021 H Appointed JCC01 Members

MONITOR
SF0004 Airport districts.

 

This act relating to aeronautics; authorizing counties and municipalities to establish airport districts; specifying requirements; providing definitions; specifying duties and powers of airport districts; specifying duties of municipalities and counties; authorizing assessments; authorizing distribution from fuel taxes to airport districts; requiring cooperation from the aeronautics commission; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs Interim Committee

3/17/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H08 – Transportation

MONITOR
SF0027 Essential health products dignity act.

 

This act relates to sales and use taxes; establishing a tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

1/27/2021 S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 2-3-0-0-0

MONITOR

 

SF0045 Monthly ad valorem tax revisions.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation of mineral production; codifying the payment of ad valorem taxation during the transition period between the current payment schedule and monthly payment of the tax; specifying penalties; repealing related provisions; and providing for and effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

2/1/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

MONITOR
SF0060 Monthly ad valorem tax revisions-2.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation of mineral production; specifying that the monthly payment of ad valorem taxation begins January 1, 2022; providing for the payment of ad valorem taxes from calendar years 2020 and 2021; repealing an existing ad valorem tax payment transition period; providing for loans to counties; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Revenue Interim Committee

2/9/2021 Assigned Chapter Number 28

MONITOR
SF0061 Amortization of sales and use tax.

 

This act relates to sales and use taxes; providing for amortized payments of sales and use taxes for projects with specified expenditures; providing for distribution of payments; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Minerals, Business & Economic Development Interim Committee

2/1/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals

MONITOR
SF0064 Local government distributions-revisions-2.

 

This act relates to local government funding; reducing a prior appropriation; making conforming changes to the related funding formulas; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

2/3/2021 H Place on General File

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SF0069 Ad valorem tax administration.

 

This act relates to ad valorem taxation; authorizing the department of revenue to release information related to state assessed property to the county assessor of the county where the property is located; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Case and Baldwin and Representative(s) Hallinan and Zwonitzer

3/5/2021 S Placed on General File

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SF0071 Strategic investments and projects account-repeal.

 

This act relates to public funds; repealing the strategic investments and projects account; repealing subaccounts within the strategic investments and projects account; repealing the legislative deficit control account that is funded from the strategic investments and projects account; revising account distributions as specified; providing for the transfer from and reversion of funds to the repealed accounts; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senate Appropriations Committee

3/5/2021 H Received for Introduction

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SF0073 Tolling authority for I-80.

 

This act relates to highways; creating a highway tolling program; granting powers to the transportation commission; defining duties of the transportation commission and the department of transportation; granting tolling authority for interstate 80; providing for the review of tolling plans; creating an account; granting bonding authority; requiring accounting and reporting; authorizing loans from the state highway fund; providing rulemaking authority; allowing assistance between state agencies; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Case and Pappas

3/19/2021 H Received for Introduction

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SF0083 Gillette college community college district.

 

This act relates to community college districts; approving the formation of the Gillette college community college district; providing legislative findings; specifying applicability of state benefits to employees of the college district; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Wasserburger and Driskill and Representative(s) Barlow and Harshman

3/17/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H04 – Education

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SF0085 Property tax-reporting and exemption.

 

This act relates to property taxation; providing an exemption for de minimis business property subject to specified requirements; providing a civil fee for failing to report property to the county assessor and repealing the criminal penalty; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Ellis, Baldwin, Biteman, Driskill and Schuler and Representative(s) Baker, Blackburn and Gray

3/19/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H03 – Revenue

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SF0103 Resident and nonresident hunting license issuance and fees.

 

This act relates to game and fish; modifying provisions governing resident and nonresident hunters; modifying resident and nonresident license reservations; increasing resident and nonresident fees as specified; repealing nonresident license reservation requirements for elk, deer and antelope; making a conforming amendment; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Hicks, Kolb, McKeown and Schuler and Representative(s) Burkhart, Harshman, Henderson, Laursen, Stith, Styvar and Wharff

3/4/2021 S06 – Travel: Do Pass Failed 1-4-0-0-0

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SF0107 Transportation statutory amendments-2.

 

This act relates to highways and transportation; including alternative fuels in a fuel tax exemption; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Landen

3/18/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H08 – Transportation

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SF0119 Investment of state permanent funds.

 

This act relates to public funds; adopting a risk profile standard for the investment of funds of the state which may be invested in equities, including stocks; repealing specified maximum amounts of state permanent funds which may be invested in equities including stocks; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/19/2021 H Placed on General File

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SF0120 Investment of state non-permanent funds.

 

This act relates to public funds; adopting a risk profile standard for the investment of funds of the state which may be invested in equities including stocks; repealing specified maximum amounts of state nonpermanent funds which may be invested in equities including stocks; modifying requirements for investments of various state funds; authorizing the investment of additional state nonpermanent funds in stocks and equities; conforming language for distribution of investment earnings and making other conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Joint Appropriations Committee

3/19/2021 H Placed on General File

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SF0121 State funds – investments and distributions.

 

This act relates to public funds; modifying spending policies, reserve accounts and other investment and revenue distribution provisions; repealing obsolete and inconsistent provisions; redistributing certain severance taxes to spending policy reserve accounts; transferring funds as specified; providing for a study; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Perkins and Furphy and Representative(s) Harshman and Walters

3/2/2021 S Introduced and Referred to S02 – Appropriations

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SF0123 Lottery games-keno.

 

This act relates to the lottery corporation; clarifying definitions; clarifying the corporation’s authority to regulate the conduct of lottery games including keno games; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Nethercott, Ellis and Gierau and Representative(s) Nicholas and Olsen

3/8/2021 S Place on General File

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SF0134 Lodging tax-exemption for residents.

 

This act relates to sales tax; providing an exemption for sales of lodging services to residents of Wyoming; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) French, Bouchard and James and Representative(s) Fortner, Gray, Jennings, Laursen, Neiman, Rodriguez-Williams, Wharff and Winter

3/5/2021 S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 1-3-0-0-1

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SF0143 School-finance-funding model amendments.

 

This act relates to school finance; implementing modifications to the Wyoming education resource block grant model and other school finance components; codifying previously uncodified law; amending related provisions; repealing conflicting provisions; requiring a report; requiring a study; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Scott, Biteman, Ellis and Salazar and Representative(s) Simpson

3/19/2021 H Received for Introduction

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SF0149 Oil and gas-royalty and tax rates.

 

This act relates to oil and gas; establishing an exemption for the reduction of certain oil and gas severance taxes based on royalty rates; specifying procedures for the tax exemption; requiring rulemaking; and providing for effective dates.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Boner, Biteman, Cooper, Landen and Perkins and Representative(s) Harshman

3/9/2021 S Placed on General File

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SF0154 Medicaid expansion with federal match requirements.

 

This act relates to Medicaid; providing for expansion of coverage to low income persons as specified; imposing restrictions on continued waiver authorization; repealing a prior Medicaid expansion limitation; and providing for an effective date.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Rothfuss, Case, Furphy, Gierau, Pappas and Schuler and Representative(s) Brown, Connolly, Harshman, Schwartz, Sweeney, Yin and Zwonitzer

3/9/2021 S Placed on General File

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SJ0001 Taxes to voters.

 

A joint resolution proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution to require the consent of electors to impose taxes; and to provide a ballot statement.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) James, Biteman, Bouchard, French and McKeown and Representative(s) Fortner, Gray, Laursen, Rodriguez-Williams and Wharff

2/24/2021 S03 – Revenue: Do Pass Failed 1-4-0-0-0

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SJ0003 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.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Cooper and Driskill and Representative(s) Bear

3/18/2021 H Introduced and Referred to H09 – Minerals

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