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!!!