(Cheyenne, WY) – With the sound of a gavel, the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up the 2021 General Session Wednesday, April 7th at the State Capitol.
At the start of the Session, a total of 441 bills and resolutions were numbered for introduction. The Wyoming Legislature passed a total of 178 bills.
Of the 161 pieces of legislation that were introduced in the Senate – 77 of those bills passed both the House and Senate. The House introduced 227 bills and 101 of those garnered the approval of both bodies.
Legislation that passed both houses has either been acted on or is waiting to be acted on by Governor Mark Gordon.
In addition to those bills, the State’s supplemental budget bill was signed by the Governor on April 1st. The net, reduced appropriations in the 2021 Budget Bill for the 2021-2022 fiscal biennium total $301.6 million.
The supplemental budget bill includes more than $430 million in State General Fund reductions to the general operations budget, and the net new appropriations from all other funds total $128.4 million.
Both the House and Senate have addressed a broad range of issues affecting Wyoming residents and while some of these laws will take effect immediately, many will not go into effect until July 1st, 2021. Lawmakers will begin their interim committee work in the coming weeks.
The Legislature’s Management Council plans to finalize interim committee topics on April 16. Wyoming’s Legislature will convene on February 14th, 2022, for the 2022 Budget Session.
The Wyoming Legislature encourages the public to participate in interim activities. The public can use the Legislature’s Website at www.wyoleg.gov to find information about interim legislative committees, including committee membership, the dates and locations of interim legislative committee meetings – which are held throughout the state – and minutes of committee meetings.
The Website also provides a free email subscription service for all interim committee information.