CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Representatives failed to pass on final reading a piece of legislation that would have prohibited discrimination in the state based on a person’s vaccination, face covering, or medical testing status.
Division for House Bill 66 arose this morning after representatives adopted an amendment before the final reading which would have required the state to allocate $847,854,106 as a backup for Medicaid funding.
Rep. Barry Crago, who brought up the amendment, said it was a precaution in case the U.S Department of Health and Human Services withheld more than eight hundred million in Wyoming’s Medicaid funding because the bill was enacted.
Medicaid programs require proof of vaccination for recipients or subject them to medical testing, clashing with the goals of HB66.
The bill, having died in the House, will not move on to the Senate for consideration.