Sponsored and Co-sponsored bills – 2018

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Bills of Interest:

The following are sponsored and co-sponsored bills for the 2018 Legislative Session I appreciate your input on Legislative issues as your Representative… If there are bills during the Legislative Sessions that are important to you, please let me know your thoughts and/or concerns. Contact me
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House District 30: Representative Scott Clem

I commit to the voters of House District 31 that I will not support any tax increases or new taxes this upcoming legislative session. At a time when working men and women are trying to do more with less, the last thing you need is the Gov’t reaching into your pockets and taking more of your hard earned money. With the special election in Campbell County, voters spoke loud and clear that they don’t want tax increases. People expect gov’t to live within its means. As someone aptly put it, “Know your limit, play within it.”

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Bill # HB0019Title: Wyoming Money Transmitter Act-virtual currency exemption..

Sponsored by: Miller – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to trade and commerce; amending the Wyoming Money Transmitter Act to provide an exemption for virtual currency; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed | S 2nd Reading:Passed – Governor Signed HEA No. 0001


Bill # HB0045Title: Mountain daylight time.

Sponsored by: Laursen – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to legal time; requiring submittal of an application for the state to transfer time zones as specified; establishing a new uniform state time; making legislative findings; and providing for an effective date.

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


Bill # HB0055Title: Property offenses..

Sponsored by: Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to offenses against property; modifying requisite property values for offenses; and providing for an effective date.

Bill StatusH 3rd Reading:Passed – S Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to SR 5-4


Bill # HB0070Title: Open blockchain tokens-exemptions..

Sponsored by: Lindholm – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to securities; providing that a person who develops, sells or facilitates the exchange of an open blockchain token is not subject to specified securities and money transmission laws; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed 60-0-0-0-0  – S President Signed HEA No. 0027 – Governor Signed HEA No. 0027


Bill # HB0072Title: Ad valorem tax collections..

Sponsored by: Barlow – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to ad valorem taxation; specifying that a county may deduct extraordinary costs to collect taxes prior to distribution of the tax; providing that a county shall not be liable for amounts not collected due to nonpayment by a taxpayer; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed | S 3rd Reading:Passed | Assigned Chapter Number – Governor Signed HEA No. 0003


Bill # HB0082Title: Community college tuition-special rates.

Sponsored by: Clem – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to community colleges; authorizing a community college district board to establish tuition rates in excess of tuition rates established by the community college commission; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 31-28-1-0-0


Bill # HB0083Title: School superintendent salary.

Sponsored by: Stith – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 # HB0094Title: State lands-net gain in acreage.

Sponsored by: Jennings – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to state lands; providing that the acquisition of lands from the federal government may increase total trust land acreage; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 33-27-0-0-0


Bill # HB0097Title: Termination of alimony.

Sponsored by: Lone – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to domestic relations; providing grounds and procedures for terminating alimony or other allowance; adding conditions for modification; providing provisions related to notices of remarriage and the death of a party to an alimony decree; allowing petitions for continued alimony after remarriage; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 31-27-2-0-0


Bill # HB0101Title: Electronic corporate records.

Sponsored by: Lindholm – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to the Wyoming Business Corporations Act; authorizing corporations to use electronic networks or databases for the creation or maintenance of corporate records; authorizing the use of a network address to identify a corporation’s shareholder; authorizing corporations to accept shareholder votes if signed by a network signature that corresponds to a network address; specifying requirements for use of electronic networks or databases; requiring the secretary of state to review its rules for consistency with this act; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed 60-0-0-0-0 – S President Signed HEA No. 0022 – Governor Signed HEA No. 0022


Bill # HB0102Title: Wyoming retirement plans-contributions.

Sponsored by: Edwards – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to public employees; authorizing additional employee contributions in certain plans under the Wyoming Retirement Act, the Wyoming State Highway Patrol, Game and Fish Warden and Criminal Investigator Retirement Act, the Wyoming Judicial Retirement Act and the Firemen’s Pension Account Reform Act of 1981 as specified; requiring additional employee contributions to be paid through a reduction in cash salary of the employee; repealing archaic provisions; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0103Title: Wyoming Legal Tender Act.

Sponsored by: Jennings – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 Received for Concurrence – S 3rd Reading:Passed – Assigned Number HEA No. 0046 – Assigned Chapter Number 87


Bill # HB0105Title: Prohibition on sanctuary cities and counties.

Sponsored by: Gray – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 # HB0114Title: Expungement of juvenile records.

Sponsored by: Pelkey – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to criminal procedure and juveniles; amending expungement provisions to allow the state or a municipality to petition for the expungement of juvenile records; providing that filing fees for petitions to expungement juvenile records are not required; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 2nd Reading:Passed – S postponed indefinitely


Bill # HB0116Title: State government manager/employee ratios-report.

Sponsored by: Edwards – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to the administration of government; requiring state agencies to prepare a report relating to managerial and nonmanagerial employee ratios as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0117Title: Domestic abuse-adverse landlord actions and phone numbers.

Sponsored by: Biteman – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence; prohibiting adverse actions by a landlord for reasons related to domestic abuse or sexual violence; providing exceptions; allowing a court to transfer to a petitioner the sole right to use and sole financial responsibility for a telephone number as part of an order of protection; providing conditions on transfers of telephone numbers; providing immunity; providing notice and compliance requirements regarding telecommunications providers; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed – S President Signed HEA No. 0035 – Governor Signed HEA No. 0035


Bill # HB0119Title: Genetic information privacy.

Sponsored by: Olsen – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to genetic information privacy; prohibiting the collection, retention and disclosure of genetic information without informed consent as specified; providing exceptions; providing for the retention and destruction of genetic information; providing a criminal penalty; providing for a civil cause of action; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: : H Received for Concurrence – S 3rd Reading:Passed – S President Signed HEA No. 0060 – Governor Signed HEA No. 0060


Bill # HB0123Title: Coal export terminal litigation.

Sponsored by: Gray – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 # HB0137Title: Wyoming Higher Education Free Speech Protection Act.

Sponsored by: Biteman – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 # HB0145Title: Pharmaceutical manufacturers-promotion of off label use.

Sponsored by: Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to food and drugs; allowing pharmaceutical manufacturers to engage in truthful promotion of an off label use of a drug, biological product or device; specifying that truthful promotion of an off label use is not misbranding; disallowing action by a licensing board against a licensee solely for engaging in truthful promotion or prescribing of an off label use of a drug, biological product or device; specifying that this act does not require a health care insurer to cover the cost of off label use; specifying that the off label promotion or prescribing of a drug does not create a cause of action; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H postponed indefinitely


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

Sponsored by: Jennings – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 – Clem
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 3rd Reading:Passed – S President Signed HEA No. 0063 – HEA No. 0063 Became law without signature – Assigned Chapter Number 135


Bill # HB0170Title: Wyoming children’s trust fund-amendments.

Sponsored by: Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to the children’s trust fund; providing additional members for the Wyoming children’s trust fund board; removing the limit on assessment of the trust fund surcharge; repealing a conflicting provision; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H 3rd Reading:Passed – S 3rd Reading:Passed – Assigned Number HEA No. 0041 – Governor Signed HEA No. 0041


Bill # HB0180Title: School finance amendments-5

Sponsored by: Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to school finance; amending the education resource block grant model; amending the average daily membership calculation; conforming provisions; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0183Title: Limitation on nursing home beds-repeal.

Sponsored by: Biteman – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to public health and safety; removing limits on the number of beds that can be added by nursing care facilities; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HB0187Title: Management council membership.

Sponsored by: Steinmetz – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to management council membership; amending a provision relating to the selection of a member at large; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 36-23-1-0-0


Bill # HJ0001Title: Pornography as a public health crisis.

Sponsored by: Lone – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION recognizing pornography is a public health crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # HJ0004Title: State lands mineral royalties-constitutional amendment.

Sponsored by: Hallinan – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution to provide that all state mineral royalties earned from the lease of state school lands may be appropriated by the legislature for the support of the public schools for six years and providing a ballot statement.

Bill Status: H Failed Introduction 25-34-1-0-0


Bill # HJ0010Title: Convention for proposing constitutional amendments.

Sponsored by: Laursen – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution as specified.

Bill Status: H Did Not Consider for Introduction Vote


Bill # SF0071Title: Stand your ground.

Sponsored by: Bouchard – Co-sponsor – Clem
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 – Clem
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


Bill # SF0114Title: Town and county development regulations.

Sponsored by: Anderson – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to counties, cities and towns; modifying authority to impose zoning assessments; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: S No report prior to CoW Cutoff


Bill # SF0115Title: Teacher qualifications-district determinations.

Sponsored by: Kinskey – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to education; authorizing school district boards of trustees to determine the qualifications of certified teachers in specified content areas; providing rulemaking authority; and providing for an effective date.

Bill Status: S No report prior to CoW Cutoff


Bill # SF0117Title: School finance amendments-3.

Sponsored by: Peterson – Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
AN ACT relating to school finance; modifying the education resource block grant model; modifying other provisions relating to school finance; amending worker’s compensation provisions relating to school finance; providing for a hold harmless provision; requiring reports and other administrative action; providing an appropriation; and providing for effective dates.

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


Bill # SJ0001Title: Neighboring states school funding-constitutional amendment.

Sponsored by: Driskill– Co-sponsor – Clem
Introduced:
Digest:
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing to amend the Wyoming Constitution to index public school funding to the public school funding of Wyoming’s neighboring states and providing a ballot statement.

Bill Status: S Failed Introduction