Legislature Wraps Up 2018 Session
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 16, 2018
With the sound of a gavel, the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up the 2018 Budget Session yesterday at the Jonah Business Center in Cheyenne.
At the start of the Session on Feb. 12, a total of 330 bills and resolutions were numbered for introduction. The Wyoming Legislature passed a total of 142 bills. Legislation that passed both houses has either been acted on or is waiting to be acted on by Gov. Matt Mead.
In addition to those bills, the Cowboy State’s biennial budget bill was signed by the Governor on Wednesday. The total appropriation in the Bill for the 2019-2020 biennium totals $8.63 billion, of which $2.9 billion is General Fund.
Both the House and Senate have addressed a broad range of issues affecting Wyoming residents and while some of these laws will take effect immediately, many will not go into effect until July 1 of this year.