The Wyoming 67th Legislative Session starts Tuesday

Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 6:07 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Lawmakers came together Tues. to kick off the latest legislative session. Many new and seasoned legislators look forward to a legislature that puts values and working together at the forefront.

Tuesday marks the first day of the 67th legislative session. Today the senate and house chambers swore in their newest lawmakers.

The start of legislation is a thrilling one, according to lawmakers.

“Our first day of gaveling in and swearing i the new members is always a day of excitement and tradition and a hope for a better tomorrow for Wyoming, " said Sen. Tara Nethercott, S.D. 4

As seasoned lawmakers get their bearings for the new session.

“I know what i felt like starting out so I’m going to try and mentor the young ones as much as i can, and be there for them and answer questions,” said Wendy Davis Schuler, S.D. 15

They also help the newest members get adjusted to new roles.

“Well it’s amazing it’s the weight of it. The protecting of freedom for the people of Wyoming. Its a weighty thing,” said Jeanette Ward, H.D. 57

“It’s a huge honor. Its a little bit of a different role, it’s exciting  its new but also I’m very excited about the legislative session and we’re working on our legislative priorities and I look forward to working with the legislature on those priorities,” Secretary of State Chuck Gray.

And it’s a privilege they don’t take for granted.

“It’s an honor from our constituents to decide to choose us and for those that chose to return to re-elect us coming back into the house. And it really exciting to meet everyone,” said Rep. Mike Yin, Minority Floor Leader- H.D. 16

“I look forward to meeting so many new members of the legislature ...And driving our ideas and solutions together for a stronger Wyoming,” said Nethercott.

This current legislative session will continue until early March.

The 67th legislative session will convene again on Wednesday with Gov. Mark Gordon’s address in the state of the state.