January 14, 2021
It’s all happening!
The 66th Wyoming Legislature was sworn in and seated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. After the pomp, circumstance, ceremony, and an address from Governor Gordon, they voted on rules for the session. Missed the proceedings? You can always watch them on the WY Legislature’s YouTube channel.
Here’s what you can expect from this (slightly unusual) session:
January 19 to 21 Three days of virtual standing committee meetings to consider and take public testimony on the assigned bills. No physical location for the committee meetings. Bills will be reported out with amendments as determined by the committee.
For those of you wanting to participate in the first week of committee meetings, you can find that schedule right here. We’ll also be sending action alerts and updates as meeting agendas are announced.
January 27 to February 5 Adjournment of eight-day virtual session. JCCs on all bills are completed; Presiding officers introduce and refer some bills to standing committees to work the week of February 22.
Week of February 22 Up to three days of standing committee meetings to consider bills referred; DEADLINE: Budget Bill available to the Public no later than February 22nd.
March 1 through April 2 Session is reconvened. Session will be held in person if health metrics allow.
We’ll also be tracking certain bills throughout the session and will send action alerts to describe how you can get involved.
- Pro-tip: Click on the headers with the arrows to change the order of the bills by date, committee, last action, etc.
- New to the whole process of tracking bills? Thanks to the Wyoming Outdoor Council, we have a handy graphic explaining the process.
- Want to learn more about how to be an effective citizen lobbyist? We have resources for that on the website!
- Sign up for SHAPE! Our annual training starts on Monday, January 25th at 5pm on zoom and continues every Monday through March 15th.