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Wyoming Legislature Set for Busy Week, Feb. 22-25

The Wyoming Legislature will be meeting remotely this week, with a variety of committee meetings to consider pending legislation.

COVID-19 relief will be discussed during Monday’s Joint Appropriation’s Committee meeting.

The elk feedground closure bill will be considered at Tuesday afternoon’s House Travel meeting. Thursday morning’s House Education Committee meeting will be a big one for school finance and recalibration, and is set to last all day.

Thursday afternoon’s House Judiciary Committee meeting will include a discussion of a shield law for journalists.

Here's a quick guide to matters to be considered in each committee meeting this week, but be sure to check the legislative website for agenda changes and additional materials. Agendas and meeting materials for each session are available on the legislature’s website, as is the livestream of all these committee meetings, at www.wyoleg.gov .

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021:

The Joint Appropriations Committee starts at 8 a.m. and will consider draft legislation on federal emergency COVID-19 relief funding, including the emergency rental assistance program, and CARES Act expenditures. Other topics include IT funding, state budgeting and expenditures, secretary of state fees, state investment administration, veterans’ property tax exemption, and community colleges.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

8:30 a.m. Committee meetings

House Revenue Committee:

HB088 Data center tax exemption repeal

HJ0003 State lands mineral royalties – constitutional amendment

HB0099 Property tax increase limit-2

HB0114 Property tax assessment

Senate Travel, Rec, Wildlife & Cultural Resources:

SF0088 ownership of fossils and artifacts

Senate Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions

SF0033 Physician assistants amendments

SF0030 Pandemic response review task force

SF0076 Broadband development program amendments

SF0086 Attorney General – elected official (if time permits)

SF0046 Air ambulance amendments (if time permits)

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

1:30 p.m. Committee meetings

Senate Revenue:

SF0070 Fingerprinting fees

SF0077 Legislator salary restrictions

SF0085 Property tax – reporting and exemptions

SJ0001 Taxes to voters

SF0069 Ad valorem tax administration

Senate Appropriations:

SF0071 Strategic investments & projects account repeal

SF0072 Financial council & reporting – budget reductions

SF0079 Medicaid billing for school-based services

SF0082 Local impact assistance payments

House Travel, Rec, Wildlife & Cultural Resources:

HB0101 Elk feedground closings – requirement

HB0086 Off-road recreational vehicles registration authorized

HB0095 Game road kill (if time permits)

HB0084 The Naomi hunting age exception act (if time permits)

House Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs:

HB0024 Transportation computer system funding

HB0026 Fuel tax

HB0022 Wyoming military code

HB0071 Mountain standard time (if time permits)

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

8:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

House Minerals, Business & Economic Development

HB0007 Air ambulance membership organizations – regulation

HB0010 COVID-19 large business relief program

HB0064 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act – extinguishing claims

HB0068 Wyoming Statutory Foundation Act – amendments

HB104 Uniform Trust Code – amendments

HB0069 Division of banking – fees

Senate Education

HB0061 School finance recalibration – presentation for committee information

SF0068 Absenteeism in public schools

SF0083 Gillette college community college district

House Labor

HB0038 Community behavioral health – priority populations

1:30 p.m. Committee Meetings

Senate Labor, Health & Social Services

HB0034 Mental health professions practice act – amendments

SF0034 Born alive infant – means of care

SF0047 Clinical laboratory regulation – direct to consumer exception (if time permits)

SF0080 Public health orders – local and legislative oversight (if time permits0.

House Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions

HB0072 Transfer of water and sewer district operations

HB0075 Voter fraud – prevention

HB0039 Optometrist practice act amendments

HB0091 Removal of unenforceable property covenants.

Senate Judiciary

SF0049 Deferral of criminal sentence

SF0006 Public works contracting requirements

SF0087 Voyeurism amendments

SF0090 Hemp prohibitions & requirements

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

8:30 a.m. Committee meetings

House Education – will meet all day, with a one-hour break at noon

HB0057 Advance enrollment

HB0061 School finance recalibration

HB0089 School finance amendments (May be considered as a potential amendment to HB0061)

Senate Minerals, Business & Economic Development

SF0039 Digital identity

SF0040 Wyoming Money Transmitters Act – amendments

House Appropriations, 9 a.m.

SF0056 Wyoming gaming commission

HB0050 Local government distributions

If time permits:

HB0076 Uniform statewide payment processing

HB0087 Provider recruitment grant program

HB0105 Health facilities task force

HB0107 Retirement system – efficient disbursement method

SF0050 COVID-19 business relief programs agriculture

1:30 p.m. Committee Meetings

House Judiciary

HB0041 Intrastate crowdfunding exemption – amendments

HB0043 Digital assets – amendments

HB0103 Journalists – privileged communications

SF0021 Judicial review of agency actions – permissible venues.

Senate Ag, State & Public Lands & Water Resources

SF0024 Bond for impounded animals

Senate Transportation

SF0089 Public utility safety lights

SF0004 Airport districts

SF0003 Automated vehicle identification systems

SF0007 Autonomous vehicles (if time permits)

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