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The ''Stand Your Ground" bill approved by the Wyoming Legislature has become law without Governor Matt Mead's signature.

The governor on Wednesday evening declined to either sign House Bill 168 or veto it. That decision means the bill became law without his signature. The bill essentially extends the ''Castle Doctrine," which says Wyoming residents have no obligation to retreat when attacked in their homes, to public places as well.

It offers protection in both criminal and civil court cases.

The measure will take effect on July 1, 2018.

The governor also signed a long list of bills into law on March 14:

Title
1.
SEA0036
SF0100
Economic diversification-broadband services.
2.
SEA0037
SF0108
Economic diversification and development.
3.
SEA0038
SF0058
Game and fish licenses.
4.
SEA0039
SF0019
Uniformity in domestic violence law.
5.
SEA0040
SF0040
Commercial air service improvement.
6.
SEA0041
SF0017
Cease and transfer priority list.
7.
SEA0042
SF0030
Notice of hearing to reopen an estate-amendments.
8.
SEA0043
SF0057
Board of law examiners appointment-supreme court rules.
9.
SEA0044
SF0062
Omnibus water bill-planning.
10.
SEA0045
SF0075
Biological products-pharmacies.
11.
SEA0046
SF0083
Controlled substance prescription tracking.
12.
SEA0047
SF0066
Volunteer health care.
13.
SEA0048
SF0029
Education-computer science and computational thinking.
14.
SEA0049
SF0022
Orders of protection-revisions.
15.
SEA0050
SF0015
Large project account modifications.
16.
SEA0051
SF0068
Amendments to agency plans and new program review-2.
17.
SEA0052
SF0046
Elections-notices and resolutions.
18.
SEA0053
SF0013
School facility property insurance.
19.
SEA0054
SF0056
Real property as a collateral bond.
20.
SEA0055
SF0072
School finance recalibration-transportation.
21.
SEA0056
SF0079
Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft-regulation.
22.
SEA0057
SF0061
Hunting colors-fluorescent pink.
23.
SEA0058
SF0118
Kickstart Wyoming-economic diversification.
24.
SEA0059
SF0119
Workforce development-priority economic sector program.
25.
SEA0060
SF0078
Opioid addiction task force.
26.
SEA0061
SF0105
Drug Donation Program Act-expansion.
27.
SEA0062
SF0116
Retirement income security task force-2.
28.
SEA0063
SF0042
Professional licensing-applicant criminal records.
29.
SEA0064
SF0070
Revisor’s bill.
30.
SEA0066
SF0036
Veterans tuition program limits.
31.
SEA0067
SF0093
Child sexual abuse education and prevention.
32.
SEA0068
SF0034
Military spouse unemployment sunset repeal.
33.
SEA0069
SF0045
State fair board-2.
34.
SEA0070
SF0120
Government efficiency project.
35.
HEA0053
HB0006
Research and wildlife information-confidentiality.
36.
HEA0054
HB0162
Penitentiary savings fund-amendments.
37.
HEA0055
HB0129
Glider kit vehicles-title and registration.
38.
HEA0056
HB0093
Speeding fines amendments-2.
39.
HEA0057
HB0066
Purchase of water rights and facilities.
40.
HEA0058
HB0069
Impersonation through electronic means-spoofing.
41.
HEA0059
HB0086
Medicaid birth cost recovery.
42.
HEA0060
HB0119
Genetic information privacy.
43.
HEA0061
HB0040
Election Code revisions.
44.
HEA0062
HB0001
General government appropriations.
45.
HEA0064
HB0130
State fair endowment.
46.
HEA0065
HB0109
Public employee retirement plan-contributions.
47.
HEA0066
HB0078
Omnibus water bill-construction.