WGCDD Quarterly Meeting
February 9-10, 2017 
Laramie County Library
Cottonwood Room
2200 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001




                                       
                        Public Meeting to Review Waiver Changes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., 
 at the Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room
 2200 Pioneer Avenue,  Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

 Wyoming 64th Legislature will convene the 2017 General Session January 10 at noon. 
                                          
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                                                             Legislative Overview: January, 2017

Prepared by Aleyta Zimmerman, Projects Manager/Policy Analyst, WGCDD


The following bills from the 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session may have an impact on the developmental disability community. Council does not take any position on these bills, however we may release position papers periodically throughout the legislative session on them. This is an educational document only and is in no way complete but rather an overview; if there are other important legislative proposals please send them my way. Aleyta.Zimmerman@wyo.gov

Individuals may want to look more closely at these legislative proposals and contact their legislators.


To learn more on how to participate during the session. To listen to a live broadcast of the session.


For a schedule of key events, standing committee schedule and daily calendar.


Bill Number/ Engrossed/

Sponsor

Title

Summary

Last Action

Digest

HB0017            Judiciary

Adult protective orders-time limit extension

AN ACT relating to adult protective services; extending the permissible period for emergency services; and providing for an effective date.


H 3rd Reading:Passed 53-6-1-0-0

Digest

HB0046

Corporations

Permanent absentee voter status.

AN ACT relating to elections; modifying provisions related to absentee ballot applications; authorizing an elector to apply for an absentee ballot electronically; authorizing an elector to apply for permanent absentee voter status and to receive an absentee ballot for all subsequent elections as specified; requiring distribution of absentee ballots to electors who qualify for permanent absentee voter status as specified; specifying termination of permanent absentee voter status; requiring rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

H Introduced and Referred to H07 - Corporations

Digest

HB0081

McKim, Blake, Lindholm and Miller and Senator(s) Baldwin, Burns and Christensen

Hemp extract amendments

AN ACT relating to public health; providing for administration of hemp extract by a parent to an adult dependent; authorizing hemp extract for treatment of an adult as determined by a physician; and providing for an effective date.

Introduced

Digest

HB0100

Hallinan

Tax refund program

AN ACT relating to tax refunds; providing for administration of the tax refund for elderly and disabled program as specified; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.



H Introduced and Referred to H02 - Appropriations

Digest

HB103

Schwartz and Gierau

Housing Authority

AN ACT relating to municipalities and counties; amending powers which may be exercised by a housing authority; authorizing the appointment of additional commissioners to a regional housing authority as specified; authorizing staggered terms for regional housing authority commissioners; and providing for an effective date.


H COW:Passed


Digest

HB113

Joint Labor, Health & Social Services Interim Committee

Medicaid waiver program-military personnel.

AN ACT relating to the Medical Assistance and Services Act; requiring the department of health to seek the amendment of a Medicaid waiver program to create reserved capacity slots for the dependents of military service members as specified; providing an appropriation; and providing for an effective date.

H Introduced and referred to H-10 Labor

Digest

HB114

Brown, Byrd, Connolly, Gierau, Kirkbride, Lone, Sweeney and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Boner and Pappas

Service and assistance animals.

AN ACT relating to service and assistance animals; creating an offense for the misrepresentation of a service or assistance animal; prohibiting the killing or injuring of a service or assistance animal; specifying penalties; conforming provisions to federal law provisions on service and assistance animals; making conforming amendments; providing exemptions from liability as specified; and providing for an effective date.

Introduced and referred to H-07 Corporations

Digest

HB153

Jennings, Baker, Biteman, Blake, Brown, Clem, Dayton, Edwards, Eklund, Lindholm, Loucks, McKim, Steinmetz and Winters and Senator(s) Baldwin, Barnard, Bebout, Case and Kinskey

Parental Rights

AN ACT relating to parents; providing for a parental right to direct the upbringing, education and care of a child; providing applicability; and providing for an effective date.

Bill number assigned

Digest

HB156

Representative(s) Barlow and Senator(s) Peterson

Involuntary commitment-emergency detention amendments

AN ACT relating to involuntary commitment; amending provisions related to emergency detentions; and providing for an effective date.

Introduced

Digest

HB157

Representative(s) Baker, Barlow, Byrd, Clem, Halverson, Lindholm, Loucks, Pelkey and Zwonitzer and Senator(s) Case and Rothfuss

Marihuana possession of less than three ounces.

AN ACT relating to food and drugs; creating a civil penalty for specified amounts of marihuana and marihuana products; and providing for an effective date.

Introduced

Digest

SF0031

Joint Judiciary Interim Committee

Genetic information privacy

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 criminal penalties; providing for a civil cause of action; and providing for an effective date.

S 3rd Reading:Passed 29-0-1-0-0


H Received for Introduction

Digest

SF0067

Joint Labor, Health & Social Services Interim Committee

CHIP-program amendments

AN ACT relating to the child health insurance program; amending program benefits to include authorization for managed care as specified; and providing for an effective date.


S 2nd Reading:Passed

Digest

SF0073

Coe

High school graduation requirements

AN ACT relating to high school graduation requirements; modifying high school graduation requirements imposed by the state board of education; and providing for an effective date.

S COW:Failed 9-20-1-0-0

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WGCDD Events and More...

Below is a calendar of Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities Events and other disability related activities happening around the state. If you have an event or activity you would like listed please email all of the details to (wgcdd@wyo.gov). Include "Add Event/Activity" in the subject line, provide contact information and a brief description of the event/activity. 


wgcdd@wyo.gov