Berger: 'Doomsday Bill' Was About Wyoming Stability

Berger: 'Doomsday Bill' Was About Wyoming Stability

Legislation that would have funded study of Wyoming's capabilities during failure of the national government died Wednesday by a narrow margin.

Coined the “Wyoming Doomsday bill”, the story caught national attention. Representative Rosie Berger.

By a vote of 30-27, the bill reportedly died because some legislators had a problem with giving $16,000 to a study with other big issues on the table this year. Most maintained, including bill sponsor Rep. David Miller of Riverton, that it was a good idea when looking at Wyoming's health compared to the instability outside its borders.

Besides creating a militia and the state's own currency, the mandate at first said that Wyoming would study gathering an aircraft carrier and fighter jets. Berger said those provisions were removed Monday and discussions centered around a state currency and food rationing. She agreed, the study was worth talking about when looking at the big picture.

Even if the bill had moved further, Berger did note that the Senate usually does not favor study bills.

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