Wyoming Lawmakers will meet for Day 3 of the special session
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Lawmakers return to the Capitol again. The House of Representatives and the Senate will address bills on Second Reading this morning. Both houses plan to convene at 8:30 a.m.
Throughout the morning, we’ll update this article with more information about the session.
Update 10:50 a.m. on October 28, 2021, | The Wyoming Senate is currently debating amendments on 2nd reading of SF 1003.
The bill (SF1003) looks to set up anti-discrimination policies for those who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. You can find more information about the bill here.
In the House, Representatives are also debating 2nd Reading amendments. The bills still alive during the special session in the House are HB 1001 and HB 1002.
Updated 11:56 a.m. on October 28, 2021 | The House of Representatives adopted an amendment on HB 1001 sponsored by Representative Karlee Provenza. The amendment looked to protect employers who try to follow the law, but unknowingly implement a mandate that goes against it, from being punished. It doesn’t mean employers who willingly break the law will be protected.
The House of Representatives debated an amendment to require businesses to offer multiple testing options for employees. This amendment failed.
The House of Representatives will meet for 3rd Reading on Friday. On Monday, the legislature plans to hold committee meetings in the morning, with Committee of the Whole in the afternoon. The Speaker of the House anticipates the special session will last at least through Wednesday.
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