2021 WAM Legislative Session Preview

The purpose of this preview document is to provide the WAM membership with an update on legislative activities since the 65th Wyoming Legislature adjourned on March 13, 2020.

During the interim, the joint committees have been working.  In addition to working on Covid issues, they developed a number of committee-sponsored bills. The Legislature’s Management Council met on November 24th to discuss the upcoming general session and to make committee assignments.  The 66th General Session will convene on January 12 at noon.

In addition to the interim Committee meetings, the Legislature held a special session on May 15th and 16th to consider distribution of the $1.25 billon the State received in CAREs funding.  The Legislature based three bills that set forth broad guidelines for how these funds were to be used.  These bills gave the Governor board powers and authority to disburse these funds.

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WAM 2019 Approved Resolutions

Legislative Leadership Committee

Chairperson and Vice President Matt Hall, Cody
President Scott Dellinger, Mt. View
Mayor Louise Carter-King, Gillette
Mayor John Wetzel, Powell
Mayor Joel Highsmith, Shoshoni
Mayor Matt Murdock, Pinedale
Mayor John Zieger, Saratoga
Mayor Kelley Krakow, Albin
Carter Napier, GOSCMA Rep., Casper
Kathy Lenz, WAMCAT Rep., Sundance
Executive Director David Fraser
Legal Counsel Mark Harris