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Governor Mead Signs Redistricting Bill and Moves to Have Wyoming Regulate Greenhouse Gases

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3/6/2012 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD

State Capitol

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Ph. (307) 777-7437 

 

March 6, 2012

 

 

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

 

Contact:

Renny MacKay

Communications Director

renny.mackay@wyo.gov

 

 

Governor Mead Signs Redistricting Bill and Moves to Have Wyoming Regulate Greenhouse Gases

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –Every ten years the Legislature must adjust voting districts to match new census figures. Lawmakers worked on the latest redistricting bill throughout the past year.


“Redistricting is no easy job and I want to thank all the members of the Corporations Committee for their hard work,” Governor Mead said. “Not everyone is pleased with this plan. It is such a difficult process and lawmakers should be commended for their effort.”


Governor Matt Mead signed the redistricting bill today. He also signed a bill that allows Wyoming to regulate greenhouse gases. He said Wyoming will continue with its legal challenge of the EPA’s decisions regarding a State Implementation Plan.


“This new law is an important change – needed in order for Wyoming to have a lead role over the federal government in regulation of its greenhouse gases,” Governor Mead said. “Absent this law the federal government would regulate greenhouse gases in Wyoming. We want to take on that responsibility whenever possible. Companies that produce greenhouse gases would have to apply to both Wyoming and the federal government for permits without Wyoming as the lead regulator.”


Governor Mead also signed 15 other bills this afternoon:


 

Bill Number

Enrolled Act

Sponsor

Title

1.

SF00045

SEA0007

Geis

Alcoholic beverages-manufacturers

2.

SF00007

SEA0002

Corporations

Election district-revisions

3.

SF00015

SEA0003

Minerals

Advanced conversion technologies task force amendments

4.

SF00047

SEA0013

Water

Omnibus water bill-construction

5.

SF00084

SEA0015

Minerals

County commissions-special expertise

6.

SF00105

SEA0009

Appropriations

School capital construction

7.

SF00010

SEA0010

Transportation

Youth challenge program sunset date

8.

SF00035

SEA0012

Cap Fin & Inv

Higher education reserve accounts

9.

SF00003

SEA0001

Corporations

Secretary of state authority

10.

SF00030

SEA0011

Appropriations

Highway patrol, game warden and investigator retirement

11.

SF00074

SEA0008

Hastert

Severance tax-trona valuation

12.

SF00039

SEA0006

Ross

Adjustment of child support for an adult child

13.

SF00062

SEA0014

Cooper

Electrical installation licensing exceptions

14.

SF00022

SEA0004

Judiciary

Clandestine laboratory operation appeal

15.

SF00023

SEA0005

Judiciary

Death penalty method of lethal injection

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