CASPER, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon said in a press release he has signed two bills, vetoed four and allowed five to go into law without his signature.
According to a release, he signed HB0137 ‘Worker’s compensation-legislators’ and HB0243 ‘Oil and gas tax-new production’ bills into law today.
The four bills Gordon vetoed were HB0119 ‘Medicaid billing for school-based services,’ SF0097 ‘Born alive infant-means of care,’ SF0140 ‘banking division-classification salary exemptions,’ and SF0138 ‘Investment of state funds-2.’
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For the ‘born alive’ bill, the governor, who is pro-life, said “Laws already in place protect children from being denied life-saving care simply because they were born as a result of an abortion,” according to the release. The governor said the bill would cause unintended harm to people who are suffering emotionally from a non-viable pregnancy.
The full responses from the governor on each vetoed bill can be seen here.
Bills allowed into law without a signature are HB0174 ‘Kindergarten start date,’ HB0162 ‘State trust lands-proposals and study,’ HB0040 ‘school finance – model recalibration,’ SF0117 ‘First responder workplace mental injury coverage,’ and SF0134 ‘Special event liquor licenses.’
This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.