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The Wyoming Legislature Special Session continues- Day 2

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 5:31 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Legislature continued its second day of the Special Session on Wednesday.

They discussed the effects of following or not following the Federal vaccine mandate in Wyoming.

“We’ve had the most people ive seen in two chambers. The most i’ve ever seen. And i think they are not being heard it think theyre not being heard of what the key issue is. That they dont want to be forced to do something and its tied to their jobs,” said Anthony Bouchard, State Senator, District 6.

Today the Senate discussed senate files 1003 regarding vaccinations and 1019 regarding the gaming commission.

SF 1003 addressed what placing penalties or requirements for vaccinations might mean for Wyoming businesses and citizens and how that might translate to providing health insurance for both.

Most of the morning, the Legislature had open discussions discussing the benefits and costs and how any new state regulations would be implemented.

No final decisions have been made.

The second reading is tomorrow morning.

Any amendment to the bill can be introduced before it goes into its final third reading on Friday.

“If you have to comply with Federal OSHA requirements, and we make it illegal for you to comply with Federal OSHA requirements...Then what do you do? You’re violating one law or the other, and that puts these businesses in a financial hardship situation, where one government or the other it going to penalize them,” said Chris Rothfuss, Senate Minority Leader.

The special session is scheduled to go past the original two-day hearing. It is likely to continue into early next week.

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