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Roundup of Thursday’s Legi session: Guns, abortions and ‘sanctuary cities’

Detail on the front of the restored Wyoming State Capitol building in Cheyenne. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – The 2020 session of the Wyoming Legislature is intended to focus on Wyoming’s budget. This will be particularly important as lawmakers face diminishing revenue from the energy sector. 

However, in the session’s first few days the majority of proposed bills delt mainly with societal issues. 

For full coverage of the Wyoming Legislature 2020 Budget Session, check out our 23 stories posted yesterday at Cap City’s new legislature section.

Sanctuary cities refer to municipalities which enact laws which protect undocumented immigrants despite federal laws on immigration. No Wyoming cities or counties have enacted such law.

The proposed legislation would require that patients wait at least 48 hours after having been informed by physicians of these options before having an abortion performed.

The bill would impose a minimum 25-year prison sentence to adults who have multiple felony convictions of human trafficking.

Multiple groups including one called “Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty” and the “American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming” have been urging the state to repeal the death penalty.