Wyoming: 2017 Session Adjourns
March 04, 2017
Lawmakers completed the 2017 regular session late Friday after approving a compromise bill to decrease education funding by $34 million and to require a thorough independent study of the state funding model. The funding issue may mean a special session in the future. Legislators also approved measures to allow the Tesla motor company to sell cars directly and to repeal gun-free zones from all government meetings, while also overriding much of the governor’s line-item vetoes of the supplemental budget.
As the session adjourned, lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on a measure to make audio recordings of committee meetings available online. Governor Matt Mead (R),who does not possess a pocket veto, has until March 18 to sign or veto legislation that reaches his desk.