Will Wyoming have a lottery? It seems the House and Senate had some problems deciding where the money will go.
The Wyoming lottery bill off of life support tonight as House and Senate negotiators come up with a compromise late Monday on where money from the lottery will go. $6 million a year to cities and counties for six years with the overage to the School Land Trust Fund. Both chambers must approve the deal.
Another anti-employee bill makes it through the Legislature. House Bill 237 would deny unemployment compensation to employees fired for misconduct. The Equality State Policy Center's Dan Neal says employers could fire an employee for simple negligence, like not locking a door, and then contest the employee's unemployment claim. The Senate killed the voting rights bill on a final vote.
House Bill 129 would've given criminals convicted of non-violent felonies the right to vote if they has completed a process approved by the Department of Corrections.
The electronic cigarette bill passes the house on a final vote. Senate File 103 would include electronic cigarettes in the law that prohibits tobacco sales to minors. That bill on to the governor.
The Senate concurred with Senate File 147 which had already passed the House. It could be the first step to providing quality cardiac and stroke care for Wyoming residents. Participating hospitals would be designated as receiving or referring providers for cardiac patients and designated primary or comprehensive for stroke victims.
Tuesday is the last day for bills to be voted on for a final time in the opposite chamber. There are eight in each house and lawmakers should have no trouble getting to them.