Sponsored / Co-sponsored Bills 2018

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House District 57: Representative Chuck Gray


HB0083Title: School superintendent salary.

Sponsored by: Stith– Co-Sponsored: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to education; specifying that the salary of a school district superintendent shall not exceed the salary provided under the education resource funding model; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0103Title: Wyoming Legal Tender Act.

Sponsored by: Edwards – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to administration of the government; recognizing specie as legal tender as specified; specifying that specie and specie legal tender shall not be taxed; providing that the use of specie as tender is voluntary; providing for specific performance as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 2nd Reading:Passed – S Assigned Number HEA No. 0046 – Assigned Chapter Number 87


Bill # HB0105Title: Prohibition on sanctuary cities and counties.

Sponsored by: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to cities, towns and counties; prohibiting the implementation of immigration sanctuary policies by cities, towns and counties; providing penalties; requiring certification of compliance; requiring a report; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 33-26-1-0-0


Bill # HB0123Title: Coal export terminal litigation.

Sponsored by: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to the legislature; authorizing the legislature or management council to commence and prosecute a lawsuit against the state of Washington for denying permits for the construction of coal export terminals; providing legislative findings; creating an account; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 39-20-1-0-0


Bill # HB0124Title: Health care transparency act.

Sponsored by: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to public health; requiring any health care provider to disclose the health care plans in which the provider participates and additional information about providers and services as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 30-30-0-0-0


Bill # HB0134Title: Chicken Freedom Act.

Sponsored by: Brown – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to poultry; prohibiting a political subdivision from imposing specified restrictions relating to live chickens; providing for retroactive application of this act; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 32-27-1-0-0


Bill # HB0137Title: Wyoming Higher Education Free Speech Protection Act.

Sponsored by: Biteman – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to higher education; creating the Wyoming Higher Education Free Speech Protection Act; requiring the University of Wyoming and community college district boards of trustees to adopt a policy in accordance with this act; providing for disciplinary sanctions and hearings; requiring notice of the policy; permitting judicial relief; excluding applicability of the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act; conforming provisions; requiring reports; superseding and nullifying inconsistent rules, regulations and policies; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0160Title: Recall of elected municipal officials.

Sponsored by: Loucks – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to cities and towns; establishing a recall mechanism for any elected official in any form of municipal government; providing for a replacement procedure; repealing an existing recall mechanism; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 22-37-1-0-0


Bill # HB0161Title: Public reports-state spending and revenues.

Sponsored by: Jennings – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to administration of government; requiring public reports on state spending and revenues as specified; requiring the posting of state entity requests and contracts for supplies and services as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0168Title: Stand your ground-2.

Sponsored by: Salazar – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to crimes and civil liability; revising provisions relating to the use of defensive force in response to injury or loss; providing immunity from criminal and civil liability for specified uses of defensive force; specifying that no duty to retreat generally exists; providing for an award of costs and fees in response to a civil lawsuit relating to the use of defensive force; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed 47-11-2-0-0 – S President Signed HEA No. 0063 – HEA No. 0063 Became law without signature – Assigned Chapter Number 135


Bill # HJ0006Title: Term limits.

Sponsored by: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution; imposing term limits upon the offices of state senator and state representative.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HJ0007Title: Taxpayer’s bill of rights.

Sponsored by: Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the constitution by creating a new section establishing the taxpayer’s bill of rights; prohibiting any tax increase by the state or any local government or increase of debt unless approved by the voters; specifying ballot requirements; providing for a refund of excess taxes; providing for emergency taxes; prohibiting increasing state expenditures; providing for distribution of surplus funds; providing definitions; authorizing persons to commence a civil action against state governmental entities and officials as specified; allowing the state to intervene in actions; and providing for an award of litigation costs as specified.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # SF0071Title: Stand your ground.

Sponsored by: Bouchard – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to crimes and civil liability; establishing and modifying when defensive force can be used; establishing when the opportunity to retreat may be considered; providing immunity from criminal or civil liability for reasonable use of defensive force; providing for an award of costs if a civil lawsuit is filed as specified; providing a definition; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: S 3rd Reading:Passed – H 3rd Reading:Passed – S postponed indefinitely


Bill # SF0097Title: Medicaid and SNAP-eligibility requirements-2.

Sponsored by: Hicks – Co-sponsor – Gray
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to welfare; requiring Medicaid recipients to comply with specified work or volunteer requirements as a condition of continuing eligibility; providing exceptions; requiring the department of health to apply for a federal waiver relating to these requirements; prohibiting specified actions relating to the supplemental nutrition assistance program; specifying federal waiver requirements relating to child care and Medicaid; requiring rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: S 3rd Reading:Passed – H postponed indefinitely