House panel advances special session bill

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Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The House Education Committee has advanced a bill that would allow for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public instruction case.

The committee endorsed Senate File 106 on a 7-2 vote Wednesday night. It still needs to be debated by the full House.

The Supreme Court recently ruled 3-2 that a law enacted last year taking away many of the superintendent's duties was unconstitutional. The state attorney general has asked the court to reconsider its decision.

Under the bill, a special interim committee would hear public testimony and come up with a recommendation for a possible special legislative session to consider.

The House committee changed the bill to increase the size of the committee to 27 members.

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