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Day at the Legislature
Feb 3, 2013 - Staff
Events on the 19th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 1:
UW PRESIDENT: A bill that would allow the selection of University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public advanced in the Senate.
It won endorsement from the Senate Education Committee followed by initial approval from the full Senate. The bill faces two more votes in the Senate.
ABORTION BILL: The state Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a bill that would have required doctors performing abortions to tell patients that the procedure increases the risk of breast cancer and causes the death of an unborn fetus.
YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL: 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 faces two more floor debates in the House.
LOTTO: The House advanced a bill that would allow Wyoming to participate in a multi-state lottery. The bill faces one more round of debate in the chamber.
COURTS-GUNS: The House passed a bill that would prohibit deadly weapons inside a courtroom. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.