2019 Wyoming Legislature Expected To Be Last At Business Center
The 2019 session of the Wyoming Legislature is expected to be the last held at the Jonah Business Center in Cheyenne as the final stages of a renovation project at the state capitol building are completed.
An official with the Legislative Service Office said Wednesday that state officials expect to move back into the capitol building this summer. That means the 2019 session of the legislature, which gets underway next week, will be meeting again at the business center, which has housed the past couple of sessions as well. The sessions have historically been held at the capitol building.
The upcoming session is slated as a roughly two-month general session. Wyoming lawmakers meet in a month-long budget session in even-numbered years, alternating with a two-month general session in odd-numbered years. Although non-budget items can be considered during a budget session, it takes a 2/3 majority vote in each house for such bills to be considered during those sessions.
Groundbreaking on the $300 million Capitol Square Project, which also includes work on the nearby Herschler Building, was held in 2016. Planning for the project began in 2003.