Day at the legislature

Jan 14, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Events on the fourth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Jan. 11:

EDUCATION: A bill that would strip Wyoming's top state public schools post of most of its power cleared two Senate committees Friday.

Both the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of Senate File 104.

The measure goes to the full Senate for consideration.

The bill would remove the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction as head of the state Department of Education.

It would create a new director of the agency who would be appointed by the governor.

SILENCERS: A bill that would have changed state law to allow the use of silencers for hunting failed a vote in the House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee.

RADIOACTIVE WASTE: A bill that would allow construction of temporary, high-level radioactive waste storage sites in Wyoming provided they were associated with nuclear generation facilities built in the state cleared the Senate Minerals Committee. Lawmakers say they're not aware of plans to construct any such generation facilities in the state.

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