CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) With the 2017 legislative session winding down, Governor Matt Mead's pen has been busy. The governor signed a number of bills into law this afternoon. Some notable bills include the Sales from Remote Sellers Bill, which would collect tax from online sales.
Also signed, the Federal Responsibility For Native American Healthcare Bill would provide for the health care needs of American Indians. And the Sex Offender Registration Accessories Bill would require anyone convicted as accessory before the fact to register as a sex offender.
While some bills have made it to the Governor's desk, many failed long before ever getting out of the legislature.
For one, the Felony Fleeing or Eluding Police Bill, this bill would have made fleeing police a felony. Those for the bill say fleeing police is a danger to others in the community... But those against say they don't want to go as far as making it a felony.
Another failed bill is the severance tax on coal. This bill would've lowered the tax rate on coal companies to around six percent like their oil and gas counterparts. But the cosponsor of this bill says it failed because some didn't want to give tax breaks when the economy is struggling.
Some others that failed include the tobacco tax, making CPR a graduation requirement, and minimum wage.