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Wyoming Legislature update – Feb. 11, 2014
by Wyoming HD 20 Representative Albert Sommers
February 12, 2014

Hello Sublette County, this is Albert Sommers reporting to you from Cheyenne. Bills that passed introduction vote on Tuesday (Feb. 11, 2014), included bills increasing District Court filing fees and notary fees. A Funeral Practitioners Act passed introduction, and it provides a structure to create a board and regulations governing that business. This was a bill supported by local practitioners, and I supported the bill. A bill which eliminates licensing of light trailers, those less than 1000 lbs, passed introduction. Bills on taxidermy licenses, credit card fraud, and failure to extinguish a fire also passed with my support. A bill passed introduction that places in statute a landowner’s duty to a trespasser, basically under what conditions is a landowner liable for a trespasser getting hurt. Currently, this issue is decided by a court decision, which tips the balance too far in favor of the trespasser. I voted for this bill. I voted against a bill which would have decriminalized marihuana, because I do not support legislation which would likely increase the number of impaired drivers on our highways, the bill failed introduction. I also voted against a bill that would have increased the state’s minimum wage from $5.15/hour to $9/hour. I believe this was too large of an increase for one jump, and it was argued this increase could stifle employment. Thank you.

Click here to listen to Rep. Sommers’ report: Wednesday, Feb. 12th report from Albert Sommers (751K m4a audio file)

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