Below are just a few of the bills of interest that are still alive this week.

SF0002 – Legislative budget

SF0097 – Born alive infant-means of care

HB0197 – Abortion-48 hour waiting period

SF0131 – Human heartbeat protection act  

HB0010 – Human trafficking-penalty for subsequent conviction

HB0026 – Tribal ID for voting

HB0046 – Special education funding

HB0048 – Voyeurism-amendments

 HB0098 – Defend the Guard Act

HB0108 – Ban on sanctuary cities and counties

HB0120 – CHIP-state administration

HB0123 – Pharmacists prescribing contraceptives

HB0127 – Prohibition of female genital mutilation

HB0144 – Minimum wage

HB0152 – Student hazing

HB0210 – Modifying termination of parental rights requirements

HB0212 – Select committee on tribal relations

SF0008 – Missing and murdered persons and other events-cooperation

SF0010 – Warrants for digital records

SF0079 – School safety and security

SF0117 – First responder workplace mental injury coverage

Update 2/12/2020 Evening

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!!!