Sponsors of a proposed referendum to repeal Senate Enrolled Act One, originally known as Senate File 104, filed their petitions in Cheyenne on Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.
The effort to repeal legislation that stripped responsibilities and duties from the state superintendent of public instruction cleared its second hurdle - just minutes before the deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Supporting the repeal is the Wyoming Constitution Party - who collected and gathered signatures from voters in the state's 23 counties who support reinstating duties once held by superintendent Cindy Hill. Petitions are required to have the signatures of 37,606 registered voters - the equivalent of 15 percent of votes cast in last year's general election.
According to a media release from the State Election Division, the office has 60 days to review the petitions and determine if the group has collected enough valid signatures to get the issue on the November 2014 ballot. Statewide Election Director, Peggy Nighswonger, says names and addresses on the petitions will now be cross-referenced with the statewide voter registration list.