S.F. No. 0132

Silencers, suppressors and automatic weapons.


Sponsored By:     Senator(s) Driskill and Barnard and Representative(s) Baker and Jaggi


AN ACT relating to game and fish; repealing provisions prohibiting the possession of silencers, suppressors or automatic weapons in the game fields and forests; prohibiting the taking of wildlife with automatic weapons; providing an additional penalty for use of silencers or suppressors in the commission of specified hunting violations; providing penalties; and providing for an effective date.


1/16/2013   Bill Number Assigned

1/17/2013   S Received for Introduction

1/21/2013   S Introduced and Referred to S06

1/22/2013   S06 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes    Senator(s) Barnard, Burns, Christensen and Driskill

Nays    Senator(s) Craft

Ayes 4    Nays 1    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/22/2013   S Placed on General File

1/24/2013   S Passed CoW

1/25/2013   S Passed 2nd Reading



Page 2-After line 22    Insert and renumber:

      "(d)  Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to define a device designed to silence or muffle the report of any firearm as a "firearm" or to provide any additional right or protection for any such device other than as specifically provided in this section.". ROTHFUSS


1/28/2013   S Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Senator(s) Anderson, JD S02, Anderson, JL S28, Barnard, Bebout, Burns, Case, Christensen, Coe, Cooper, Dockstader, Driskill, Emerich, Hastert, Hicks, Meier, Nicholas, P., Nutting, Perkins, Peterson, Ross, Rothfuss, Schiffer and Von Flatern

Nays:  Senator(s) Craft, Esquibel, F., Geis, Hines, Johnson, Landen and Scott

Ayes 23    Nays 7    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/28/2013   H Received for Introduction

1/29/2013   H Introduced and Referred to H05

2/5/2013    H05 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Eklund, Greear, Hunt, McKim, Semlek and Winters

Nays:  Representative(s) Blake, Campbell and Zwonitzer, Dn.

Ayes 6    Nays 3    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/5/2013    H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 1           Delete "repealing" insert "amending".

Page 1-line 2           Delete "prohibiting" insert "relating to".

Page 1-line 15          Delete "big or trophy game" insert "wildlife".

Page 2-lines 2 through 5      Delete entirely and insert:

"(a)  No person shall take into or possess in the game fields or forests of Wyoming any wildlife with any fully automatic weapon. or No person shall use a device designed to silence or muffle the report of any firearm to take any big game animal.". 

Page 2-line 19          Delete "big or".

Page 2-line 21          Delete "big or". SOMMERS, MADDEN


2/11/2013   H Passed CoW



Delete the Sommers et al. committee of the whole amendment (SF0132HW001/A) entirely.  BAKER



Ayes:  Representative(s) Baker, Blake, Blikre, Burkhart, Cannady, Eklund, Gingery, Greear, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker, Krone, Larsen, Loucks, McKim, Miller, Moniz, Northrup, Petroff, Piiparinen, Reeder, Semlek, Watt, Wilson and Winters

Nays:  Representative(s) Barlow, Berger, Blevins, Brown, Byrd, Campbell, Coleman, Connolly, Davison, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Goggles, Greene, Halverson, Harshman, Harvey, Hutchings, Kirkbride, Lockhart, Lubnau, Madden, Nicholas, B., Patton, Paxton, Sommers, Stubson, Teeters, Wallis, Walters, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Excused:  Representative(s) Gay, Kasperik and Throne

Ayes 25    Nays 32    Excused 3    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/12/2013   H Passed 2nd Reading



Delete the Sommers et al. committee of the whole amendment (SF0132HW001/A) entirely.  LUBNAU, TEETERS


2/13/2013   H Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Baker, Barlow, Blake, Blevins, Blikre, Brown, Burkhart, Byrd, Cannady, Coleman, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Gingery, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Hunt, Jaggi, Kirkbride, Kroeker, Krone, Larsen, Lockhart, Loucks, Lubnau, McKim, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Northrup, Patton, Petroff, Piiparinen, Reeder, Semlek, Sommers, Stubson, Teeters, Walters, Watt, Wilson, Winters, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Berger, Campbell, Connolly, Davison, Filer, Freeman, Goggles, Halverson, Harvey, Hutchings, Kasperik, Madden, Paxton and Throne

Excused:  Representative(s) Gay and Wallis

Ayes 44    Nays 14    Excused 2    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/13/2013   Assigned Number SEA No. 0028

2/13/2013   S President Signed SEA No. 0028

2/14/2013   H Speaker Signed SEA No. 0028

2/18/2013   Governor Signed SEA No. 0028

2/19/2013   Assigned Chapter Number


Chapter No. 0065  Session Laws of Wyoming 2013