(Cheyenne, WY) – Governor Mark Gordon took action on 34 bills on Tuesday, April 6.
One of the chief concerns was House Bill 0075, concerning voter identification during elections. According to the Bill, modifications were made, which now “require that acceptable identification be presented before voting in person, providing that provisional ballots may be cast as specified, and that in person voters may be challenged for failure to present acceptable identification.”
‘Acceptable identification’ under this Bill includes:
- A state issued Wyoming driver’s license or Wyoming identification card.
- A tribal identification card issued by the governing body of the Eastern Shoshone tribe of Wyoming, the Northern Arapaho tribe of Wyoming or other federally recognized Indian tribe.
- A valid US passport.
- US military ID.
- A driver’s license or ID card issued by any state or outlying possession of the United States.
- Photo identification issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college or a Wyoming public school.
- Any valid Medicaid or Medicare Insurance card.
The Governor also signed the following bills into law today:
Bill No. Enrolled Act # Bill Title HB0229 HEA0066 Livestock identification choice act. HB0207 HEA0067 Coal fired generation facility closures-litigation funding. HB0017 HEA0068 Range management at military training areas. HB0049 HEA0069 Agency fee revisions. HB0116 HEA0070 Concealed carry-residency requirement-2. HB0188 HEA0071 Irrigation and water conservancy district loans. HB0075 HEA0072 Voter identification. HJ0009 HEJR2 Local government investment in equities. HJ0011 HEJR3 State sovereignty impacted by federal actions. HB0150 HEA0074 State budgeting and expenditure authority. HB0007 HEA0075 Air ambulance membership organizations-regulation. HB0156 HEA0076 Alcoholic beverage permits. HB0190 HEA0077 Vehicle titles for nonresident owners. SF0083 SEA0047 Gillette community college district. SF0102 SEA0048 Unclaimed cooperative utility deposits and payments. SF0136 SEA0049 Public service commission considerations. SF0096 SEA0050 Homicide amendments. SF0078 SEA0051 Real estate appraisers-continuing education. SF0126 SEA0052 Real estate subdivisions-easement requirements. SF0139 SEA0053 Community based in-home services program. SF0111 SEA0055 School of energy resources budget submittal. SF0066 SEA0056 Slayer rule-amendments. SF0019 SEA0057 Public health emergencies-immunity amendments. SF0002 SEA0058 School facilities-project prioritization. SJ0003 SEJR1 Federal suspension and orders on oil and gas production. SF0025 SEA0059 Animal impound proceedings – bond and disposition. SF0058 SEA0060 Wyoming investment in nursing funding. SF0034 SEA0061 Born alive infant-means of care. SF0028 SEA0062 Motor vehicles-security interest perfection. SF0015 SEA0063 Temporary licensing and permitting authority-2. SF0112 SEA0064 Insurance discount for accident prevention training. SF0076 SEA0065 Broadband development program-amendments.
The Governor vetoed the following bill:
SF0114 SEA0054 State land leases.
A letter explaining the Governor’s veto of SF 114 can be found here.
The Governor exercised his line-item veto authority on the following bill:
HB0121 HEA0073 State funded capital construction.
The full list of bills the Governor has taken action on during the 2021 Legislative Session as well as the Governor’s letters can be found on the Governor’s website.