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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/20/2017

HB 0001 MonitorGeneral government appropriations. Appropriations
2/8/2017 House - 2nd Reading:Passed --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 01 - Taxes and Revenue
16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs 18 - State Administration House Bills Laurie Rick
Scott

This bill addresses supplemental appropriations for the operation of state government, increasing or decreasing amounts, adjusting positions, modifying prior or making additional appropriations, certain appropriations subject to terms and conditions, transfers certain funds.

WAM ACTION: 2/27/17, bill adopted by the House COW 45-15 as amended, Joint Appropriations Conference Committee approved unanimously earlier in the day.   

WAM ACTION: 2/13/17, bill passed the House COW 46-14 as amended. 

WAM ACTION: 2/6/17, bill introduced and COW began working the bill, and will work bill through 2/10/17. Amendments for Second Reading must be submitted 2/7 by 5PM, and fro Third Reading 2/9 by 5PM. WAM has two amendments regarding water development funds, and is working with sponsors for the amendments.

HB 0035 MonitorSponsorship of legislation. Management Council
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 68 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate 18 - State Administration Laurie Rick
This bill clarifies that legislative committee members are authorized to sponsor and introduce legislation during legislative sessions.
HB 0047 MonitorWater rights procedures. Eric Barlow
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 99 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17 07 - Natural Resource/Environment 17 - Transportation and Public Works
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill increases the water adjudication filing fees and moves oversight from county to the state water board. In some cases, existing water rights may impact the amount of water available for use by a municipality

HB 0055 MonitorSpending policy amendments-2.
3/14/2017 Chapter No. 206 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 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17
01 - Taxes and Revenue 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Laurie Rick Scott

This bill (sponsored by Capital Finance and Investment) identifies changes to revenue streams/percentages over the next five years.  WAM will monitor as a priority bill to ensure no changes or amendments are introduced that would impact local government's current allocations. 

HB 0056 MonitorMobile homes-title status upon permanent foundation. Tyler Lindholm
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 112 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (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 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government 13 - Planning and Zoning
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill may effect the revenues of local governments and zoning or local ordinances dealing with mobile homes.

WAM ACTION: Passed 3rd reading in Senate

WAM ACTION:WAM ACTION: 2/14/17, bill passed Senate Corporations Committee 8-1.   

WAM ACTION: 1/20/17, Bill was amended, support from Realtors Assoc, Banker's Assoc, no need for WAM to testify--RK

WAM ACTION: 2/9/17 Bill was again amended to secure continuum of interest or 'paper trail' to give assurance to lenders while not holding up the process for the mobile home seller.   

  

HB 0058 MonitorSchool facilities appropriations. Appropriations
3/14/2017 Chapter No. 200 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 (10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 (11) Week Eight - Feb 27 to March 3
03 - Education 13 - Planning and Zoning 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs 17 - Transportation and Public Works Laurie
Rick Scott

This bill details the proposed appropriations of funds for select school facilities.  This bill proposes that $80M be transferred from LSRA with additional funding for capital construction, land acquisition, and other costs equally ~$4.65M.  WAM will monitor to see if creates impacts on the local government funding from LSRA or local infrastructure projects.  

HB 0068 MonitorElection ballots. Dan Zwonitzer
1/30/2017 House - COW:Failed 13-47-0-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 05 - Elections Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie
Rick

This bill requires county clerks and commissioners to adopt procedures for absentee ballots.  WAM will monitor as it may have an effect on municipal clerks for special elections. 

HB 0069 MonitorCounty resolution-feeding wildlife. Andy Schwartz
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 3-5-1- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 02 - Local Government 07 - Natural Resource/Environment Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie
Rick Scott

This bill allows counties to restrict feeding of wildlife and allows the local governments to impose penalties.  

HB 0084 MonitorWorker's compensation-delinquent employers. Eric Barlow
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 100 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 (09) Week Six - Feb 13 to 17
(10) Week Seven - Feb 21 to 24 01 - Taxes and Revenue 06 - Employee Benefits and Relations 18 - State Administration Laurie
Rick Scott

This bill provides for recovery of delinquent workers compensation payments from employers through installment plans and modified interest if needed. There is an allowance of one year to recover payments from the employer. Streamlining employment bills is a priority on WAM's 2017 Legislative Agenda.

HB 0085 MonitorUnemployment compensation-delinquent employers. Eric Barlow
2/3/2017 H:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 01 - Taxes and Revenue 06 - Employee Benefits and Relations 18 - State Administration
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick

This bill provides for recovery of delinquent and unpaid employment wage contributions from employers through installment plans and modified interest if needed. There is an allowance of one year to recover payments from the employer. 

HB 0102 MonitorLodging tax rate. William Henderson
2/3/2017 H:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4 --
(01) WAM Priority Bills (03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 01 - Taxes and Revenue 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor
11 - Finance and Procurement Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick Scott

This bill increases the lodging taxation rate allowable from 4% to 6% along with other provisions that would provide potential local government funding.  

WAM Action Taken: 1/18/17 Laurie Heath testified that WAM was monitoring the bill.  As the bill was reviewed and compared, there was opposition from retailing and tourism industry.  This lodging tax bill failed but it was added to the Corporation list for an interim committee topic.     

HB 0104 MonitorSeverance tax on coal. Timothy Hallinan
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 1-8-0- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (04) Week One - Jan 9 to 13 01 - Taxes and Revenue 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15
Laurie Rick Scott

This bill redirects severance taxes from PWMTF to General Fund and reduces severance tax on surface coal from 7% to 6%.  WAM will watch to see if sets precedence with PWMTF allocations. 

This bill is not brought forth by the WY Mining Assoc nor the mining industry.  They are not speaking against a tax reduction, but neither is addressing.  WAM will remain neutral as well and monitor.  

HB 0109 MonitorVolunteer pension account-search and rescue. 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 02 - Local Government 09 - Health and Human Services 15 - Public Safety and Corrections
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick Scott
This bill adds volunteer firemen, EMT, and search and rescue personnel to the Wyoming state pension system, it also changes from 70% to 76% of the gross premium tax levided upon fire insurance premiums.  
HB 0140 MonitorMinimum wage. James Byrd
1/31/2017 House - COW:Failed 20-40-0-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 02 - Local Government 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor 06 - Employee Benefits and Relations
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick

This bill increases the minimum wage from $5.15 to $950 per hour, for tipped employees raise from $2.13 to $5.50 per hour.

WAM ACTION: 1/31/17, bill failed the COw 40-20. 

HB 0147 MonitorRelease of arrested persons under the influence. Chuck Gray
1/23/2017 House - COW:Failed 14-45-1-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government 15 - Public Safety and Corrections Failed Bills as of February 15
Laurie Rick Scott
This bill requires additional monitoring of DUI arrests to determine eligibility for release. May effect municipalities agreement
HB 0148 MonitorTobacco prevention, cessation and treatment programs. Tom Walters
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 3-5-1- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 09 - Health and Human Services 10 - Housing and Community Development
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick
This bill requires the Department of Health to develop and implement statewide tobacco prevention, cessation and treatment programs and provide materials.  WAM is monitoring the bill along with the budget cuts to see how it may impact local PMOs.
HB 0155 MonitorAlcohol administration revisions. Scott Clem
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 0-9-0- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor
16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs 18 - State Administration Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick
Scott

This bill alters the role of the Dept. of Revenue and reduces state control of the distribution and sale of alcohol.

WAM ACTION: 1/23/17, Rick Kaysen attended, available testimony time used liquor association and DOR, Bill failed 9-0.

HB 0162 MonitorProperty tax assessment rates. Michael Madden
2/3/2017 House - Did Not Consider in COW --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government 03 - Education
16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick Scott

This bill alters the taxation of industrial and all other property rates and distributions.

WAM ACTION: 1/30/17, bill passed 7-2 despite strong opposition from many entities.  

HB 0166 MonitorAlcohol taxation-school funding. Cathy Connolly
2/2/2017 House - COW:Failed 8-51-1-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 01 - Taxes and Revenue
02 - Local Government 03 - Education 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15 House Bills
Rick Scott

This bill proposes to increase the tax on alcoholic beverages, and revises the distribution of those taxes with 22% to the general fund and 78% to the school foundation.

WAM ACTION: 2/1/17, bill passed the Revenue Committee 5-4.

HB 0168 MonitorTobacco tax. Cathy Connolly
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 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government
09 - Health and Human Services 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick
Scott

The tax on tobacco increases and could, due to reduction in consumption, result in decreases in local revenues.

WAM Action Taken: 1/25/17 Laurie Heath testified in general support.  Bill failed in committee 

HB 0171 MonitorUnemployment insurance-delinquency contributions. Eric Barlow
3/6/2017 Chapter No. 102 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017 --
(02) 64th Session Bills Passed House/Senate (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
06 - Employee Benefits and Relations House Bills Laurie Rick Scott
This bill provides for the DWFS to reduce contributions for delinquent employers for unemployment insurance.
HB 0172 MonitorSeverance tax-exemption. David Miller
2/3/2017 H:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 01 - Taxes and Revenue 07 - Natural Resource/Environment 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Failed Bills as of February 15
House Bills Laurie Rick Scott
This bill provides for an exemption from severance tax on new production of crude oil and natural gas. 
HB 0173 MonitorPari-mutuel events-distribution of fees. Bob Nicholas
2/27/2017 Senate - Did Not Consider in COW --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (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 (11) Week Eight - Feb 27 to March 3 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government
16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs Laurie Rick Scott

This legislation changes the proceeds flowing to local governments by splitting the 1% in half with half going to the General Fund.  

WAM UPDATE: 1/27/17, bill was not heard 1/27 because of time constraints, planned to be heard 1/31.  An amendment is to be proposed to reduce the one-half of one percent (.5%) to one-quarter of one percent (.25%).

HB 0177 MonitorCollection costs for debts owed to the state. Donald Burkhart
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 2-5-0-0-0 --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills 01 - Taxes and Revenue 02 - Local Government 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor 16 - State Budget and Fiscal Affairs
Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick Scott
This bill defines requirements for collection fees (up to 20%) on unpaid debts and bonds on certain construction projects to insure reduction in future unpaid bills.  The collection fees will be added back to the department that the debt was incurred.  
HB 0179 MonitorRetail liquor license fees. Tom Walters
2/3/2017 H:DO PASS FAILED in Accordance with House Rule 5-4: 3-6-0- --
(03) 64th Session Failed Bills (05) Week Two - Jan 16 to 20 (06) Week Three - Jan 23 to 27 (07) Week Four - Jan 30 to Feb 3 01 - Taxes and Revenue
02 - Local Government 04 - Business/Economic Development/Liquor Failed Bills as of February 15 Laurie Rick
Scott

This bill implements an auction process for retail liquor license issuance and sets new limits for transfer and renewal fees.  WAM is in contact with Rep Walters suggesting local license authority explicitly explained and the 'shall' changed to 'may'.  WAM will testify once in committee.

WAM ACTION: 1/30/17, Rick Kaysen testified stating WAM has several concerns with the bill as presented, made suggestions on several amendments, bill laid over until 1/31/17 (time constraints), Rick will formally present amendments 1/31/17.

WAM UPDATE: 1/31/17, Bill failed 7-2.

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