SUMMARY of COMMITTEE SPONSORED BILLS for the 2005 GENERAL SESSION
All of the following, except as specifically noted, have been approved for introduction by a Committee. Many Committees were still meeting well into December, thus not all drafts are in final form. Nor have all been assigned a House Bill or Senate File number at this time. If no House Bill or Senate File number appears, the number referenced is the 2005 LSO number and some changes may be made to the referenced draft depending on the latest Committee action. One caveat – this summary has been prepared solely to provide a very quick overview of bills being sponsored by the various committees. In order to keep the overview short, the summaries are acknowledged to be incomplete and absolutely make no attempt to address all aspects of the bills. The entire bill must be read if a person wishes to know its full contents and effect.
HB 27 Cigarette tax distribution.
When the cigarette tax was increased a date limitation for distribution of some of those taxes to the general fund was included. This bill repeals that date limitation.
SF 27 Judicial retirement
This bill increases the employer contribution for the judicial retirement program.
SF 26 Child exploitation-administrative subpoenas.
This bill would authorize administrative subpoenas issued by the Wyoming Attorney General or his chief deputy to investigate sexual exploitation of children over the Internet. The bill would provide limitations on the items that are required to be produced under the subpoena and procedures for the issuance and service of, and challenge to, the subpoena.
SF 30 National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act.
This bill proposes to adopt the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, which would allow the state to share information more expeditiously with the federal government and the states that enter into the Compact.
LSO—21.C1 Child protection amendments.
This bill would make comprehensive amendments to the child protection statutes, the Juvenile Court Act and Children in Need of Supervision Act. It amends provisions related to multidisciplinary and child protection teams; establishes an interagency children's collaborative to review statewide services; and amends time frames for hearings and standards of proof for those hearings.
LSO-22.C1 Central registry of child protection cases.
This bill would amend requirements for the operation of the central registry for child protection cases. It would establish criminal offenses and penalties for failure to report, or for interfering with reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.
LSO-0023.C1 Sex offender registry.
This bill would add sexual exploitation of a child to the list of offenses for which sex offender registration is required; require offenders to provide information if employed or attending an educational institution; allow the sharing of that information; and amend definitions.
LSO-0025.C1 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
This bill would replace the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The UCCJEA was proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws to address conflicts between the UCCJA and the federal Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act.
LSO-0026.C1 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
This bill would amend the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to conform with changes proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The bill would amend definitions and c1arify procedures with respect to jurisdictional issues in cases involving Wyoming residents and residents of other states in child support matters.
LSO-0027.C1 Law enforcement retirement for state park officials.
This bill would inc1ude state parks officials who are certified peace officers in the law enforcement retirement system.
LSO-0091.C2 Soliciting minors.
This bill would amend the elements of the crime of soliciting minors to engage in illicit sexual relations. It specifies that anyone who solicits, causes or encourages anyone under the age of 16 years, or who is purported to be under the age of 16 years, to engage in illicit sexual relations is guilty of a felony. The bill amends definitions to address recent supreme court dicta.
LSO-0092.C1 Involuntary commitments.
This bill would amend procedures for the involuntary commitment of mentally ill persons who pose a danger to themselves or others. It specifies that the State Hospital is the hospital of last resort and clarifies who is responsible for payment of costs for emergency detentions.
LSO-0120.C1 Split estates-procedures for oil and gas operations.
This bill was recommended to the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee by the Joint Executive-Legislative Committee on Split Estates after a study this interim. The bill would establish procedures to allow oil and gas operators to enter upon lands where the surface and the underlying mineral interests are owned by different parties. The bill also establishes notification requirements, a bonding procedure and procedures that a surface owner may employ to seek reimbursement of damages to the surface estate caused by the oil and gas operations.
LSO-0148.C1 Children in need of supervision-sunset.
This bill would extend the date that the Children in Need of Supervision Act would sunset from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.
LSO-302.C1 Child support amendments.
This bill would amend the table of child support guidelines used by courts to establish child support obligations.
LSO-303.C1 Victim notification by board of parole.
This bill would amend the statutory procedures for victim notification by transferring the responsibility from the Department of Corrections to the Board of Parole when specified events are scheduled to occur, or have occurred.
LSO-304.C1 Prison industries program-inmate compensation.
This bill would amend compensation provisions for inmates participating in the prison industries program and adjusts the compensation based on whether or not the inmate owes child support.
LSO-307.C1 Medical review panel-2.
This bill would repeal the existing statutes relating to a medical review panel that were found unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court, prior to the passage of Constitutional amendment C, and recreates the medical review panel pursuant to that amendment.
LSO-364.C1 Revocation preliminary hearing officer.
This bill would specify that the Director of the Board of Parole, or his designee, shall serve as the hearing officer in specified revocation of parole hearings.
LSO-370.C1 Department of corrections-facilities.
This bill would amend the names of specified Department of Corrections’ facilities and would specify the city of Torrington as the location of the medium security facility that has been slated for construction. The Committee is voting by mail ballot whether to sponsor the bill in the 2005 general session.
HB 5 Severance tax distribution.
The bill provides for distribution of severance taxes over the "cap" of $155 million received in any fiscal year. The bill distributes the "over the cap" moneys to the general fund, the budget reserve account and to local governments for various purposes including roads, streets and alleys and mineral development impact assistance.
HB 12 Mineral audit period.
The bill specifies time limitations for audits of mineral production. It also authorizes a taxpayer to file amended tax returns during the audit period, but allows such amended returns to be audited.
HB 14 Streamlined sales tax.
The bill provides extensive amendments to the sales and use tax laws to comply with the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement (SSTA) of which Wyoming is a member. The bill includes provisions for voluntary licensing of vendors, enforcement procedures, bad debt procedures, local optional tax guidelines and numerous definitions among other things.
HB 24 Sales & use tax exemption-aircraft.
The bill clarifies the sales and use tax exemption granted to aircraft including the maintenance thereof. The bill exempts the sale or lease of any aircraft used in a scheduled interstate federal aviation administration air carrier operation including the maintenance thereof.
HB 49 Natural gas valuation.
This bill is essentially the same bill that was sponsored by the committee in 2003 (House Bill 87). The bill addresses the valuation of producer/processed natural gas for taxation purposes. The bill would require the use of the "netback" method of valuation for such natural gas.
SF 5 NAICS manual.
The bill amends the reference to the Northern American Industry Classification System manual from 2003 to 2002 (apparently there is no 2003 version).
SF 9 Intangible property taxation –study.
The bill creates a task force to study intangible property for purposes of property taxation. The task force is to study the entire issue including the history of the treatment of intangibles. The task force is to report its findings to the governor and the revenue committee by October 1, 2005.
SF 12 Intangible property.
The bill defines "real property" to include any intangible which contributes to the value of real property. The bill is for property taxation purposes to authorize the inclusion of intangible value into the real property value.
SF 34 Property tax relief program.
This bill provides several amendments to the property tax relief program. Under the bill the program applies to those who are residents of Wyoming for 5 years or longer (down from 10). The bill also provides changes to the financial requirements for applicants to qualify for the program (a person would be able to have up to $20,000 in qualified household assets, increased from $5,000).
LSO-211.C1 Property taxation-intangibles.
This bill addresses the treatment of intangible property for the tax year 2005. Due to a recent Supreme Court case, the issue of the valuation of intangibles for property taxes is in dispute. This bill requires the Department of Revenue to exempt the contributory fair market value of all intangible personal property for property taxation purposes for state assessed (industrial) property during the tax year 2005.
LSO-220.C1 Sales tax on mineral well services.
The bill exempts oilfield services from sales and use tax. Old law allowed for an exemption of oilfield services if performed within 250 feet of the well head. This law would simply exempt all oilfield services.
LSO-0268.C1 Tobacco taxes.
The bill provides extensive enforcement provisions for tobacco tax laws including the control of contraband and counterfeit tobacco products, seizure of such products and the failure to tax tobacco products. Penalties include fines and imprisonment as well as forfeiture of the tobacco products and equipment.
HB 51 Public schools-high school diploma endorsements.
Legislation eliminating the three levels of student proficiency endorsements on high school graduation transcripts.
LSO-93.C1 Teacher shortage loan repayment program.
The bill targets state financial assistance to teacher shortage areas in math, science and special education.
LSO-333.C1 School finance-amendments.
The measure forwards funding for full-day kindergarten programs, summer school programs and a funding adjustment outside the cost-based block grant school funding model for health insurance, all applicable to school year 2005-2006.
LSO-346.C1 Public school teacher initiative appropriations.
The bill funds a number of programs administered by the Department of Education directed at enhancing the teaching profession.
LSO-383.C1 School audits.
The legislation funds four additional positions within the Department of Audit for school audits and addresses school district data reporting.
HB 2 Water permits-electronic permitting.
This bill allows the state engineer to conduct business electronically and clarifies existing language.
HB 11 State standards for federal resource management.
This bill provides state standards for the state in coordinating with federal agencies regarding the management of federal lands in the state.
HB 17 Sales tax exemption-livestock semen and embryo transplants.
This bill exempts livestock semen and embryo transplants from sales tax.
HB 18 Sales tax exemption-fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
This bill exempts agriculture herbicides and pesticides from sales tax.
HB 41 Reportable animal disease list.
This bill provides for the State Veterinarian to establish and manage a reportable disease list and considers the information confidential, with limited exceptions.
HB 43 Livestock diseases.
This bill removes the brucellosis (bangs) disease from the tuberculosis section, provides for surveillance and prevention of brucellosis and amends the payment provision to livestock owners.
SF 2 Water resources library-repeal.
This bill eliminates the requirement for the State Engineer to keep a water resources library since other sources are currently available or accessible for the same information.
SF 15 State lands trust preservation account.
This bill creates a trust land preservation and enhancement account to assist in the management of state lands.
SF 17 Pest control compact.
This bill provides for Wyoming to join other states in the pest control compact.
SF 18 Grain laws.
This bill clarifies the grain laws, amends license fees, insurance requirements and penalties.
SF 19 State lands trust responsibilities.
This bill creates a task force to review state lands trust responsibilities and report to the legislature.
SF 20 Registration of livestock dealers.
This bill provides for the registration of livestock dealers with the livestock board and establishes penalties for violations.
TRAVEL, RECREATION, WILDLIFE and CULTURAL RESOURCES
HB 28 Snowmobile registration and user fees
The bill increases snowmobile registration or trails fees by $10 for residents and non-residents and by $25 for commercial snowmobiles. Most of these fees are used for the snowmobile trails grooming program.
HB 31 State parks-leases and concessions.
The bill would provide that fees received by the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources from leases and concessions would be deposited in a separate account for use by the Department for maintenance and signage at state parks, historic sites and similar facilities, (rather than deposited to the general fund).
SF 36 State parks maintenance funding.
This bill appropriates $29 million from the general fund to the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources for maintenance at state parks, historic sites and similar facilities. The bill also continuously appropriates funds deposited in the state parks maintenance account for the Department to use (as opposed to requiring a legislative appropriation).
LSO 180.C1 State outdoor recreation areas and facilities-fees.
The bill removes statutorily set fees for state parks, historic and similar sites and allows the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources to set fees by rules. The bill would also allow the Department to expend the fees for maintenance and signage based upon a continuous appropriation. The bill also allows the Department to establish additional amenities at the parks and historic sites; the additional amenities are to be set at an amount which overall makes the amenities self-sustaining.
LSO 194.C1 Game and fish electronic licensing
The bill authorizes the Game and Fish Commission to issue licenses electronically and to charge an additional fee for issuing licenses electronically. Only fishing, bird and small game licenses are contemplated to be included initially in the electronic system.
LSO 216.C1 Wildlife and natural resource funding act.
The bill establishes a wildlife and natural resource trust account and an income account. The trust account is intended to be perpetual and is initially funded by a $75 million appropriation. The income account receives income from the trust account earnings and may be expended by a seven member governor appointed board created under the bill for certain wildlife and natural resource purposes, intended to recognize and perpetuate Wyoming's wildlife heritage. Both accounts may receive donations. The funding for the specified purposes may go to governmental and nonprofit organizations.
LSO 283.C2 Game and fish department funding
The bill provides a general fund appropriation of $6,141,000.00 to the Game and Fish Commission to be used for specified existing programs, expansion of those programs and for new programs. Of this amount, $4,595,000.00 is to be used for existing programs which were identified by the Department as programs which should not necessarily be funded by hunting and fishing license fees. The remainder is to fund expanded or new programs meeting the same criteria (including additional authorized personnel).
LSO 284.C1 Regulation of bingo
The bill restricts bingo by requiring it to meet specified criteria. If the game does not meet the criteria it does not meet the bingo exception to the laws prohibiting gambling. The bill would require bingo to be played on a paper or cardboard card, using persons announcing the numbers drawn, with other restrictions such as local governments being able to restrict or prohibit bingo games. The bill requires 75% of all funds received by the organization conducting the game and not returned as winnings to be used for a benevolent purpose. The current provisions of the law allowing raffles and pull tabs to be conducted are not affected by the bill.
CORPORATIONS, ELECTIONS and POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
HB 3 Coroner cases.
The bill restricts the definition of a coroners case by removing, among other cases, those cases in which the death was anticipated.
HB 20 Engineer's and land surveyor's-amendments
The bill changes the name of the licensing board and modifies provisions which reference "registration" to "licensing". The bill also modifies education requirements for land surveyors.
HB 21 Certified public accountants
This bill generally revises the act for licensing accountants, including fee changes and educational requirements.
SF 21 Governmental entities reporting requirements.
This bill modifies requirements for cities, towns, school districts and special districts to report boundary changes to the department of revenue. The requirement was intended to allow the department to determine the boundaries of the various taxing jurisdictions in the state.
LSO 73.C1 Wyoming cosmetology act
Much of this bill is exactly as proposed last session. The bill splits out the various practices of cosmetology which include skin, nail and hair care. It also provides for licensure for solely hair styling.
LSO 81.C2 Fire, building and electrical standards enforcement.
The bill requires that before a municipality or county is granted local enforcement authority for fire, building or electrical standards the state fire marshal determines that the local governing body has adopted minimum standards equivalent to or more stringent than state standards.
LSO 0103.C1- Annexation and zoning.
The bill allows annexation of contiguous areas, defined by the bill as touching in any manner (as opposed to the Wyoming Supreme Court's interpretation of current law to require a "substantial touching"). The bill also modifies notification and other requirements for annexations.
LSO 104.C1 Conservation districts
The bill allows for special project areas within conservation districts and modifies conservation district powers. Another point of the bill is to allow the special project area to seek access to certain state loan programs, without the necessity of creating a new special district.
LSO 0188.C1 Election code amendments
The bill amends registration requirements, registration forms and other forms related to elections to ensure compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act. Issues addressed in the bill include when registration is effective, electronic processing of information and separation of information on various elections lists.
LSO 209.C1 – Help America Vote Act trust fund
The bill establishes a trust fund to pay for future election requirements related to HAVA. The funds would not be used for ongoing elections costs, but for increased costs associated with HAVA.
LSO 210.C1 - Campaign receipts and expenditures reports
The bill would remove restrictions on a person holding office or receiving nomination after winning a primary election if the person fails to file a report of receipts and expenditures. It also imposes a civil penalty (as opposed to the current criminal misdemeanor) for failing to file the same reports.
LSO 486.C1 Business entities-electronic filings.
The bill authorizes the secretary of state to adopt rules to allow for electronic filings of annual reports and payment of fees by business entities.
TRANSPORTATION, HIGHWAYS and MILITARY AFFAIRS
HB 6. Transportation enterprise fund authority.
Specifies that the fund's authorized grants include non-airport facilities and equipment such as buses.
HB 8. Motor vehicle insurance requirements.
Increases minimum coverage requirements from 25/50/20 to 50/100/25 thousand dollars and requires PIP coverage for the policy holder.
HB 9. Uniformed servicemember's reemployment.
Expands and clarifies reemployment rights following active duty service.
HB 15. National guard education assistance.
Extends period of eligibility.
SF 6. Civil air patrol.
Repeals horsepower limitation on civil air patrol aircraft.
SF 14. Graduated drivers' licenses.
Creates restricted licenses for drivers under 18.
SF 32 Driver's license-selective service.
Requires 18 to 25 year olds to show compliance with Selective Service registration before obtaining or renewing a driver's license or state id.
LSO-112.C1. Uninsured motorists-amendments.
Requires insurance companies to report lapses and cancellations of coverage to the Department of Transportation, which notifies local treasurers to pick up plates.
LSO-114.C1. Veteran's surviving spouse.
Expands children's free tuition benefit to include spouses.
LSO-115.C1. Adjutant general powers.
Clarifies that the Adjutant General's authority to buy/sell real property includes buildings and other fixtures.
LSO-483.W1. Additional highway patrol troopers.
Authorizes and appropriates $1.5 Million for 20 additional highway patrol
troopers. NOTE: Pending committee approval by mail ballot.
MINERALS, BUSINESS and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
HB 52 Challenge loan program.
This bill provides for a loan guarantee program under the Wyoming partnership challenge loan program.
HB 53 Air services enhancement.
This bill transfers the Wyoming aeronautics commission from the Wyoming business council to the Wyoming department of transportation, aeronautics division.
SF 4 Wyoming technology business center.
This bill extends the deadline for matching commitments required to be received from April 1, 2005 to September 1, 2005 for the Wyoming technology business center.
SF 7 Abandoned mine reclamation program.
This bill amends the lien and contract provisions of the abandoned mine land program.
SF 13 Residential Mortgage Practices Act.
This bill creates the Wyoming Residential Mortgages Practices Act which will regulate mortgage lenders and brokers.
LSO-137 Community landfill remediation.
This bill creates a community landfill program by providing for regional and community landfill remediation.
LABOR, HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES
LSO-142.C1 Medication assistants.
Directs the Board of Nursing to develop licensing for practice by medication assistants in facilities other than acute care hospitals. Appropriates $25,000 to set up program and $25,000 to study and report on permanent funding method.
LSO-143..C1 Nursing homes medicaid rate.
Clarifies the time schedule for Department of Health to conduct "rebasing" of reimbursement rates to nursing homes.
LSO-144..C1 Assisted living facilities.
Authorizes the Department of Health to amend licensing requirements so assisted living facilities can accept memory-impaired patients.
LSO-145..C1 Uniform health care decisions.
This bill is an extensive rewrite of existing laws on advanced medical directives and medical powers of attorney. It prescribes forms for both purposes.
LSO-164.C3 Workers' compensation amendments.
Extends deadline to 2013 and clarifies requirement that fund be fully reserved; gives the Department of Employment authority to define by rule "intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance" for purposes of the exclusion from covered injuries; gives the Department of Employment authority to pre-authorize medical care. The bill adopts penalties for use of successor employer transactions to avoid premium and creates good faith exception to the illegal alien exclusion.
LSO-165.C1 Medicaid school health program.
Department of Health and Department of Education directed to develop plan to pay medicaid eligible special education costs through medicaid, thus obtaining federal money to help with special education costs.
LSO-166.C1 Volunteer ambulance services immunity.
Expands civil immunity to medical directors, EMT trainees and facilities while providing EMT training.
LSO-167.C1 Environmental health study.
Directs Department of Health to study and report to joint Labor, Health and Social Services interim committee on jurisdiction of all environmental health programs and which developing environmental health threats are currently not assigned to any agency.
LSO-298.C1 Tobacco taxes-2.
Doubles taxes on smokeless tobacco and directs proceeds into tobacco settlement trust fund for tobacco prevention/cessation activities.
LSO-311.C1 Uncompensated trauma care.
Creates two-year program of state-funded payments to hospitals and health care providers for unpaid trauma care to patients below 250% of federal poverty level. The program is to be administered by the Department of Health, with payments not exceeding medicaid rate for identical services.
LSO-368.C1 Unemployment compensation amendments.
Clarifies child support withholding and redetermination procedure; conforms provisions concerning duties transferred to the department of workforce services; amends information sharing authority and procedures; eliminates one-week waiting period for benefits.
LSO-376.C1 Medicaid buy-in eligibility.
Expands class of working poor with disabilities who are eligible to buy in to medicaid, from 100% to 185% of federal poverty level.
LSO-378.C1 Unemployment tax amendments.
Implements federally-mandated changes to prevent and penalize misuse of successor employer transactions to avoid premium; adds civil and criminal penalties.
LSO-389.C1 Wyoming health insurance program amendments.
Repeals specific deductible plans offered under the WHIP program and directs the Insurance Department to offer at least two plans, including one with high deductible levels.
LSO-416.C1 Malpractice insurance regulation.
This bill is the same as 2004 SF 62. It requires public rate hearings; increases notice periods for cancellation/rate increases and requires insurers to reports claim settlement and payment activity to the insurance commissioner.
LSO-417.C1 Abrogation of "loss of chance" doctrine
Overrules Wyoming Supreme Court case adopting "lost chance doctrine." Doctrine provides that if a plaintiff does not recover from a medical condition and the chance of recovery or survival was lessened by medical malpractice, the proper measure of damages is the total damages times the percentage reduction in the chance of recovery or survival caused by the malpractice.
LSO-418.C1 Expert witness regulation
Enacts qualification requirements for an expert medical witness; authorizes questioning of witness regarding payment and amount of fee; prohibits contingent fees for witness; deems medical expert to be licensed in Wyoming for purposes of discipline by Wyoming board of medicine.
SF 3 – Legislative program evaluations.
The bill would authorize disclosure of program evaluations before the report has been finalized by the Committee, in cases of suspected criminal activity. It would also authorize the chairmen to discuss the report beforehand with the Governor.
SELECT COMMITTEE on CAPITAL FINANCING and INVESTMENTS
LSO 219.C2 - University securities law.
The bill would modernize and liberalize the University Securities Law (the law under which the University issues bonds for projects), including authorizing variable rate bonds.
LSO 231.C1 State building commission.
The bill places the construction management section manager under the State Building Commission, rather than the department of administration and information. That person would act as secretary to the State Building Commission. The State Building Commission's recommendations regarding capital construction are required to be shown in the Governor's budget under the bill.
LSO 234.C1 - Legislatively designated investments.
The bill would repeal the ability to invest in clean coal technology. The Legislature had previously prohibited additional investments in clean coal technology. Past investments have now been repaid. Thus the bill can be viewed as a clean-up of obsolete language.
LSO-235.C1 State investment standards.
The bill would adopt the prudent investor rule for State investments. The Uniform Prudent Investor Act would be applicable to State investments under the draft, unlike under current law. It would also allow the State to invest in any investment approved by the State Loan and Investment Board. The bill also addresses and modifies the qualifications and requirements for state investment advisors and investment managers.
LSO-236.C1 Prudent investor standard for hospitals.
The bill would authorize special hospital district boards and county hospital boards to invest in additional investments under the prudent investor standard.
SELECT COMMITTEE to study DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS.
LSO-0125.C1 Department of health service providers.
Authorizes Department of Health to enter into contracts with service providers and impose sanctions, including civil penalty, for violations.
LSO-126.C1 Select committee on developmental programs.
Extends authority of the Committee through 2005 (to coincide with report deadline for contractor's study of developmental pre-school programs).
SELECT COMMITTEE on SCHOOL FACILITIES
HB 10 School buildings-local enhancement maintenance levy.
The measure establishes three local option levies which may be imposed by school districts for maintenance of enhancements to school facilities. The mills are a mixtures of voter approved and local school board approved levies, with one mill equalized up to the statewide average assessed valuation per ADM.
SELECT WATER COMMITTEE
LSO-340 Tribal entities.
This bill adds the business councils of the Eastern Shoshone Indian Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe to the list of agencies participating with the state on projects.
LSO-384 Omnibus water bill-planning.
Authorizes all the approved water projects for Level I (reconnaissance studies) and Level II (feasibility studies) for the upcoming year.
LSO-385 Omnibus water bill-construction.
Authorizes the funding of all approved water projects for Level III (construction and operation) for the upcoming year.
LSO-386 Water funding-High Savery Reservoir Account
Creates a new debt service account for the High Savery dam and reservoir, similar to other accounts created for other reservoirs. Provides procedures for accounting of the moneys received by the State from the lease, sale, assignment or transfer of ownership of power or water from the state's interest in the High Savery dam and reservoir.
LSO-412 Water development account III
Creates a new water development account III to be used for water storage facilities of 2,000 acre feet or more. The bill transfers money ($54 million) from the Level III Green River/Wind River construction project development fund, and money ($60 million) from the budget reserve account to the new account.
SELECT COMMITTEE on TRIBAL RELATIONS
LSO-338.C1 State-tribal liaison.
This bill continues the authorization of the state-tribal liaison and includes a staff person to assist the tribal liaison to allow the office on the reservation to remain open while the tribal liaison is in Cheyenne or traveling.
LSO-339. Wyoming Indian affairs council.
This bill provides an appropriation to the council to allow the council to function to work long term state-tribal policies.
05LSO-0504.W1 - Relationships with tribal entities.
This resolution proposes to amend the Wyoming constitution to allow the state to define and allow various relationships with the tribal entities in the state.