Bill would ban charging for removing jail photos

By: AP
By: AP

Cheyenne, WY (AP) - A bill to outlaw the practice of companies charging people who have been arrested to have their arrest photos removed from the Internet is moving forward in the Wyoming Legislature even as some lawmakers question how the state could enforce it.

The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday recommended passage of the bill. It's already passed the Senate and now heads to the House floor.

Committee member Rep. Michael Greear, a Worland Republican, questioned how Wyoming could regulate companies based out of state.

Committee Chairman Tom Lockhart, a Casper Republican, said Wyoming's effort would fit together with other states' bans.

Georgia and Utah have passed laws addressing the issue and Colorado is considering a similar measure.

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