After convening the 2021 General Session on Jan. 12, the Wyoming Legislature will hold three days of virtual standing committee meetings this week. The purpose of the meetings is to consider and take public testimony on bills introduced and referred to committees on Jan. 12. The standing committee meetings will be hosted online only.
For the public wishing to testify, registration to enter the Zoom meeting for each committee can be done by clicking the “testify” button provided on the Legislature’s calendar page at www.wyoleg.gov.
Entities that wish to provide written materials to the committees should email documents to each member of the committee and to LegDocs@wyoleg.gov.
According to a new release from the Wyoming Legislative Service Office, the meetings will also be livestreamed and archived on the Legislature’s YouTube channel. Given the participation limits in the Zoom meeting, those wishing to watch the proceedings and not testify are strongly encouraged to view on the Legislature’s YouTube channel.
The standing committee schedule for this week:
Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 a.m.
Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources
Senate Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions
Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m.
House Travel Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources
House Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs
Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m.
House Minerals, Business & Economic Development (8 a.m.)
House Labor, Health & Social Services
Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m.
Senate Labor, Health & Social Services
Senate Minerals, Business & Economic Development
House Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions
Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8:30 a.m.
Senate Transportation, Highways & Military Affairs
House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources
Thursday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m.
Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources
According to the schedule, the session will reconvene virtually via Zoom for eight days to consider the worked committee bills.
Once the Bills are considered by lawmakers, according to the 2021 General Session Schedule, on Friday, Jan. 29, an eight day cross-over day will meet virtually. Cross-over day is the point in the session after which each house will consider legislation sent to it by the other house.
On Feb. 1, the Final Rules of the 66th Legislature are to be adopted in both houses, according to the schedule. Feb. 5, will bring the adjournment of the eight-day virtual session. Joint Conference Committees on all bills are completed and presiding officers will introduce and refer some bills to standing committees to work the week of February 22.