(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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 foundhere.
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.