2009 Wyoming legislation
Snapshot into some of the proposed legislation
by Pinedale Online!
January 22, 2009
Here is a look at some of the proposed bills being considered by the 2009 House committees:
H.B. No. 0124 - Irrigation districts
Sponsored by: DAVISON
AN ACT relating to irrigation districts; providing for applicability of special district elections laws to irrigation districts; providing for review of annual reports by county commissioners; transferring jurisdiction over irrigation districts to county commissioners rather than the courts; providing conforming amendments; repealing conflicting provisions; and providing for an effective date.
H.B. No. 0030 - Minimum wage
Sponsored by: BAGBY
AN ACT relating to minimum wages; increasing minimum wages for all employees; and providing for an effective date. Proposed to raise the minimum wage to $7.50 per hour. Also proposes to require tipped employees not be paid less than $5.00 per hour. It also provides that if the wage paid by the employer combined with the tips received by the employee during a given pay period do not equal at least the applicable minimum wage, the employer shall pay the difference to the tipped employee. Tip employees are those that regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips.
H.B. No. 0075 - Subdivisions-water supply study
Sponsored by: BROWN
AN ACT relating to subdivisions; providing for modified requirements for groundwater studies for subdivisions; and providing for an effective date. Under this new law, a county may elect to apply subdivision water supply study requirements to the sale or disposition of any land of parcels that are 35 acres or larger up to 140 acres. It includes wording giving authority to require ground water studies for the availability and quality of water, data on existing wells, drilling logs and test wells.
H.B. No. 0112 - Workforce housing program
Sponsored by: Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee
AN ACT relating to economic development; modifying the community workforce housing program; amending definitions; providing for grants; providing for loans to be converted to grants; providing for administrative costs for servicing loans; providing for rentals; providing for a report; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.
H.B. No. 0122 -- Harassment by bullying
Sponsored by: DAVISON
AN ACT relating to schools; requiring that school districts establish policies prohibiting certain harassing behaviors; providing definitions; providing for immunity under certain circumstances; providing for policy training and education; providing legislative findings; and providing for an effective date.
H.B. No. 0144 - Transparency in government
Sponsored by: WALLIS
AN ACT relating to government information; providing definitions; creating the Wyoming public finance website; requiring the creation and maintenance of the website; providing rulemaking authority; establishing the select committee on technology, reporting and analytics; requiring a report; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.
H.B. No. 0179 - Phase two study-I-80 tolling
Sponsored by: HALLINAN
AN ACT relating to highway funding; requiring a phase two study of tolling on interstate 80; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.