Legislative Week in Review

Legislative Week in Review

Friday topped off a busy week for the Wyoming legislature during its general session. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a bill that, if passed, would have required that doctors performing abortions tell patients that the procedure can increase the risk of breast cancer - and require doctors to inform patients that the procedure causes the death of an unborn fetus.

It's looking like Wyoming residents are inching closer to seeing the possibility of a state lottery. The House moved a bill forward that would allow Wyoming to participate in a multi-state lottery. But the bill faces one more round of debate in the chamber.

In a move controversial to many media outlets, including the Associated Press, the Senate advanced a bill that would allow the selection of University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public. The legislation was endorsed by the Senate Education Committee after it was initially approved by the full Senate. The bill faces two more votes in the Senate.

The state House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would allow school districts to adopt year-round class schedules with vacation breaks of no more than three weeks at a time. The bill now faces two more floor debates in the House.

And the House passed a bill that would prohibit deadly weapons inside a courtroom. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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