Wyoming Senate Panel Advances Superintendent Bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Senate Rules and Procedures Committee has endorsed a bill that could lead to a special legislative session later this year.
The special session would deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public instruction case.
The court recently ruled 3-2 that a law enacted last year taking away many of the superintendent’s duties was unconstitutional.
The bill would study the superintendent’s duties and make recommendations to the Legislature, which could then be called into special session.
Representatives of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming testified against the bill, saying no more time and money should be spent on the issue.
However, the committee approved the bill on a 5-0 vote Tuesday. It heads back to the full Senate for more debate.