Below are just a few of the bills of interest that are still alive this week.
There was good news and bad news out of the Capitol today. First, the bad news.
Our effort to repeal the death penalty was defeated by a failed introduction vote which needed a 2/3 majority. The vote was 37 for repeal, 23 against so we missed it by 3 votes. Next session we will only need a simple majority to pass both chambers. So, we will keep working.
To see how your Representative voted go here: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0166 and click on the “Digest” tab.
The good news is SF97 Born alive infant-means of care passed the Senate 2/3 introductory vote by 22 in favor, 7 against and 1 absent. The bill still has a long way to go just to pass the first chamber but it was assigned to Senate Labor/Health where there will be an opportunity for public testimony. At this time, the vote count does not seem to be tallied, but I believe by tonight, you should be able to see it here: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0097
Please consider contacting legislators who voted for these two bills and thanking them.
And, for those of you who did contact your legislators, thank you!!!