House Bill 105 dies in the Senate Education Committee this morning because no committee member motioned to move it forward. So it's dead for this session, but look for this bill again in the future. It would've allowed people to carry concealed guns in schools and on college campuses. Supporters say that armed responsible adults can better protect Wyoming schools and colleges from attacks.
Education Committee member Bill Landen says the amount of testimony against the bill from UW and community college presidents along with school district superintendents was overwhelming and he says it appeared from that testimony that 105 sponsors did not work much with the education community.
Both houses working the budget today for the last time. It will go to a conference committee to hash out the differences in the House and Senate versions. Then the budget is on to the Governor.
The human trafficking bill passes out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. House Bill 133 would address victims of sex and labor trafficking. Under the bill, victims, like prostitutes, would no longer be treated as criminals if they report they were trafficked. Supporters say Wyoming is the only state without a human trafficking law.
House Bill 143 is waiting for its first debate by the full Senate. It would allow people to take roadkill if they're going to eat or process it right now it's illegal to remove roadkill and the lottery bill scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Travel and Recreation Committee Tuesday morning. It's in room 302 at 8.