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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/20/2017

HB 0002 SupportStorage tanks. Minerals, Business and Economic Development
2/21/2017 Chapter No. 35 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 02 - Local Government 07 - Natural Resource/Environment
Laurie Rick

This bill relates to various parties involved with above or under ground storage tanks including operators, to out of use tanks, and to rule making authority.

WAM ACTION: 2/8/17, bill passed Senate Minerals 5-0.  

WAM ACTION: 1/31/17, Passed House  

 

HB 0003 SupportLandfill cease and transfer funding priority list Minerals, Business and Economic Development
2/21/2017 Chapter No. 32 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 02 - Local Government
08 - Solid Waste Management Laurie Rick Scott

This bill authorizes the expenditure of previously appropriated funds to pay for a select list of prioritized municipal solid waste facilities cease and transfer projects. The bill grants the WDEQ limited discretionary authority to modify the list.

WAM ACTION: 2/6/17, Rick Kaysen testified in support of the bill, Lusk replaced Clearmont on the list for $300,000 as Lusk was short of funds on an earlier priority list.  Bill passed Senate Minerals 3-0. 

HB 0013 SupportInvestment of public funds. Michael Madden
2/21/2017 Chapter No. 33 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 11 - Finance and Procurement Laurie Rick
Scott Signed Bills as of Feb 15

This bill clarifies the fiduciary role of local government investment agents given in the 2016 Legislative Session.  It reiterates they are subject to the Wyoming Uniform Prudent Investor Act and are subject to the state's jurisdiction. This stresses adequate due diligence when investing public funds - including local governments.

HB 0019 SupportSales from remote sellers. Revenue
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 85 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17
01 - Taxes and Revenue 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor Laurie Rick Scott

This bill supports the collection of internet sales and use tax and is part of WAM's 2017 legislative agenda.

WAM Action Taken: 1/13/17 Shelley Simonton testified in support; 2/15/17 Bill passed both House and Senate  

HB 0020 SupportHonor and remember flag. Eric Barlow
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 135 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24
(11) Week Eight - Feb 27 to March 3 02 - Local Government Laurie Rick Scott

This bill clarifies local government's protocol when displaying the honor and remember flag.

WAM ACTION: 2/27/17, bill passed Senate COW on third reading. 

WAM ACTION: 2/9/17, Rick Kaysen testified in support of the bill as the bill provides for an option to fly the Honor Flag and allows local entity to decide, bill passed the Senate Travel Committee 5-0.  

HB 0028 SupportApproved depositories for public funds. Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 98 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 11 - Finance and Procurement
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill supports that state and national banks are able to accept state and other public deposits.  

HB 0029 SupportDeposits by political subdivisions. Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions
2/27/2017 Senate - Did Not Consider for Introduction --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 11 - Finance and Procurement
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill supports more alternatives for depositories, particularly for rural areas.  It allows communities like Shoshone and Wright who do not have state banks to deposit in a state approved credit union.

WAM Action Taken: 1/20/17 Laurie Heath testified in support and presented a letter from Mayor Peters (Shoshone).  

HB 0032 SupportSki Safety Act. Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources
3/10/2017 Chapter No. 192 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
(08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 12 - Parks and Recreation Laurie
Rick Scott

This bill, noted on the 2017 Legislative Agenda, supports the request from Casper and Jackson for a Wyoming ski area safety act.

WAM ACTION: 3/1/17, House concurred with Senate confernce committee, bill adopted.    

2/16/17 Laid back on 3rd Reading

2/15/17 Passed 2nd Reading in Senate  

WAM ACTION: 2/8,17, bill passed as amended Senate Minerals 5-0.  

WAM ACTION: 2/6/17, bill heard by Senate Minerals, laid back until 2/8/17.

WAM Action Taken: 1/18/17 Laurie Heath testified in support.  After much debate from support and opposition, the bill moved with an amendment to remove Section 7 and add general language referring to current laws on liability.  This seemed supportive by the ski areas but anticipate further discussion as goes to floor.  1/20/17 Passed General File by 1 vote 1/24/17 Passed House in 3rd reading

HB 0048 SupportFiscal information in legislation. Cheri Steinmetz
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 2-5-0- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 02 - Local Government 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie
Rick Scott

This bill requires a fiscal note be attached for legislation that would create a mandate or formula change that creates a financial and personnel impact to a city or town.  The fiscal note should contain an estimate of the financial impact to the state, city, town or other entity that the bill addresses. 

HB 0052 SupportGovernmental immunity-cooperative public transportation. Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
3/8/2017 Chapter No. 153 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
(08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 (11) Week Eight - Feb 27 to March 3 02 - Local Government
17 - Transportation and Public Works Laurie Rick Scott

This bill resolves a resolution presented at the 2016 WAM annual convention and was an issue noted in the 2017 Legislative Agenda.  WAM will submit the bill to Cheyenne, Jackson and other applicable WAM members that may participate in cross-state transportation agreements to request comments to determine if this meets the needs to reduce liabilities and increase intra-state agreements.

WAM ACTION: 3/1/17, bill passed Senate COW 28-2 on third and final reading.  

WAM ACTION: 3/1/17, House did not concur with Senate, headed toward confernce committee, no date schedlued for committee meeting.   

WAM ACTION: 2/28/17, bill passed Senate on second reading. 

WAM ACTION: 2/6/17, Rick Kaysen testified in support of the bill, bill passed 5-0 by the Senate Transportation Committee. 

HB 0053 SupportVehicle registration-rebuttable presumption. Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 4-5-0- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 01 - Taxes and Revenue 17 - Transportation and Public Works Failed Bills as of February 15
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill results from ongoing discussion of tax avoidance on vehicle/RV purchases from 'shell' businesses and seeks to collect appropriate sales/use taxes due. Listed as a WAM Priority bill since a possible additional source of revenue for local government.

HB 0060 SupportState investment policy.
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 69 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 02 - Local Government
11 - Finance and Procurement 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Laurie Rick Scott

This bill expands options for investing state funds which will impact the ability of local governments investments.

WAM Action Taken: 1/31/17 Laurie Heath attended JAC.  This bill provides flexibility of investments with reduced restrictions to allow adjustments to market conditions. 

HB 0064 SupportMove over requirement. Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
2/23/2017 Senate - 3rd Reading:Failed 5-25-0-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 02 - Local Government 15 - Public Safety and Corrections Laurie Rick
Scott
Bill that creates requirements for passing parked vehicles (including municipal), amending provisions relating to the use of flashing lights on vehicles and primarily applicable to the passing drivers to merge from the parked service vehicle. 
HB 0065 SupportPublic safety communications reorganization. Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
2/21/2017 Chapter No. 17 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10
02 - Local Government 15 - Public Safety and Corrections Laurie Rick Scott
Signed Bills as of Feb 15

This bill alters the make up of the public safety commission to include WAM or other LG organizations as members of the commission.

WAM ACTION: 2/6/17, Rick Kaysen testified in support of the bill, bill passed 5-0 by the Senate Transportation Committee.

HB 0067 SupportDetermination of agricultural land for taxation. Michael Madden
2/3/2017 H:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 01 - Taxes and Revenue Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick
Scott
This bill increases the qualification requirements for land to be taxed as agricultural lands at a lower tax rate.
HB 0071 SupportUnemployment insurance-electronic communications. Eric Barlow
2/14/2017 Chapter No. 6 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 06 - Employee Benefits and Relations 18 - State Administration
Laurie Rick Scott Signed Bills as of Feb 15
This bill provides for electronic communications to and from the state for unemployment issues.  Streamlining unemployment laws is on WAM's 2017 legislative agenda.
HB 0073 SupportInterference with emergency services. Cheri Steinmetz
2/27/2017 Senate - Did Not Consider for Introduction --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
02 - Local Government 15 - Public Safety and Corrections Laurie Rick
Bill establishes that a person who impedes an emergency service could be convicted of a misdemeanor and fined. 
HB 0080 SupportTransportation network companies. Dan Zwonitzer
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 132 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
(09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 02 - Local Government 17 - Transportation and Public Works Laurie
Rick Scott

This model bill establishes statewide rules for transportation services like UBER and LYFT. WAM met with UBER representatives to discuss concerns and to promote local revenue generation options.  The final bill will be amended to charge a 4% tax per ride in compliance with current TNC rules.  The DOR will distribute the funds to the municipality or county that the ride originated similar to sales and use tax distributions.  

WAM conducted a survey to the Clerks/Treasurers regarding which community had taxi services and what background checks were required for these services.  Generally, based on the response, it appears ~<20 cities and towns have taxi services and a variety of background checks with <5 requiring finger printing.    

WAM Action: 1/17/17--Rick Kaysen testified, bill passed Committee as amended. WAM was ensured per current statute that state sales tax at 4% would be collected as it is with taxi and limousine services.   1/24/17 Passed 3rd reading in the House

WAM Action:2/14/17 WAM attended Senate sub-committee in support and the bill passed to the full Senate.  

HB 0082 SupportLocal optional sales and use taxes. Revenue
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 73 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17
01 - Taxes and Revenue Laurie Rick Scott
This bill provides that the local option taxes may be imposed through separate propositions up to the specified limitations. It provides the local government the authority to impose flexibility on the increments and use of the general and special purpose (5th and 6th penny). 
WAM action: 1/11/17 Rick Kaysen testified in support  
 
2/15/17 Passed both House and Senate 
HB 0086 SupportOmnibus water bill-construction. Select Water
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 75 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
(07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 02 - Local Government
07 - Natural Resource/Environment 11 - Finance and Procurement 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Laurie Rick
Scott

This bill identifies State funding for water projects with some being municipal projects. WAM members with water projects in this bill are Cody, Cowley, Gillette, Glenrock, Opal, Thayne, Wheatland, Casper, Deaver, Thermopolis, Riverton, Green River/Rock Springs, Laramie, and multiple irrigation districts. The expectation is all the projects on this bill will be funded but future projects are at risk of funding due to the fact that the supplemental budget proposes Water Development Commission funds are shared with the SEO department.  As of 2/16/17, appears this omnibus construction bill will pass securing funding for the listed projects.

2/16/17 Passed 2nd Reading in Senate

WAM ACTION: 2/7/17, Bill Senate passed Agricultural Committee 5-0.

WAM ACTION: 1/23/17, Bill passed 7-0 with no amendments=RK 

 

HB 0092 SupportPayment of wages upon termination-time limits. Lloyd Larsen
2/14/2017 Chapter No. 11 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 02 - Local Government
06 - Employee Benefits and Relations Laurie Rick Scott Signed Bills as of Feb 15

Bill adds language for compliance in employment contracts; permitting the time period for payment of wages upon termination of employment to be specified in a collective bargaining agreement.

WAM ACTION: 2/3/17, Rick Kaysen testified that WAM has no issue s with the bill, passed Labor Committee 5-0.

HB 0095 SupportVehicle registration penalties Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
2/3/2017 House - Did Not Consider in COW --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 01 - Taxes and Revenue 11 - Finance and Procurement
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick Scott

This bill seeks to increase compliance with existing taxation of vehicles. The bill specifically calls out natural gas vehicles but WAM suggests it should include electric powered vehicles as well (page 4, line 4).

HB 0096 SupportMicrobrewery permits. Mike Greear
2/27/2017 Senate - Did Not Consider in COW --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27
(10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 (11) Week Eight - Feb 27 to March 3 02 - Local Government 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor 15 - Public Safety and Corrections
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill increases flexibility for a micro brewery's business operations in Wyoming. WAM supports since promotes economic development of Wyoming based breweries.

WAM ACTION: 2/16/17, Rick Kaysen testified in support, bill passed Senate Corporations Committee 3-0 with 1 excused and 1 conflict. 

HB 0103 SupportHousing authority. Andy Schwartz
2/27/2017 Senate - Did Not Consider for Introduction --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 02 - Local Government 10 - Housing and Community Development Laurie Rick
Scott
This bill modifies housing authority statutes that municipalities planning and zoning may find of interest.
HB 0111 SupportCounty collective accounts. Eric Barlow
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 89 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (08) Week Five - Feb 6 to 10 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 02 - Local Government
06 - Employee Benefits and Relations Laurie

This bill provides a program that will be administered by WCCA to offer a collective workers compensation program.  This program is strongly supported by Dept of Workforce services and was mentioned that it would be pushed out to cities and towns once WCCA implements.

WAM ACTION TAKEN: 2/6/17 Laurie Heath testified in support and confirmed WAM is interested to administer a similar program to cities and town.   

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