Wyoming Legislature Updates from Week 1

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- The 65th Legislature is underway and about to wrap up the first week. The 24 day session is a budget session, which means each bill needs a two-thirds vote for introduction.

A few bills that Wyoming News Now followed during the interim have failed. The bill to repeal the death penalty failed. The vote was 37-23 in the House of Representatives.

In the Senate, the bill to delegate tolling authority to WYDOT failed. The vote was 11-18 with one excused. That vote coming after several Senators changed their vote from yes to no.

A bill looking at tax equivalency rates for federally owned lands in Wyoming passed introduction. Senate File 0110 is sponsored by Senator Cheri Steinmetz (R-SD03).

For more information on all of the bills visit wyoleg.gov.