Monday, January 29, 2001

Bills at a glance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A look at selected bills in the Legislature's general session. HB indicates House Bill. SF indicates Senate File.

HB1--Authorizes supplemental state agency budget requests. To be discussed Friday at 7 a.m. by Joint Appropriations Committee.

HB15--Boosts teacher salaries by $74 million. To be discussed by Joint Appropriations Committee Friday during budget markup.

HB88--Creates educational assistance plan for National Guard members. To be discussed further by House Appropriations Committee on Monday.

HB91--Creates fines up to $5,000 for telemarketers who call people on "do not call" lists and fail to disclose certain information at outset of calls. Passed House and sent to Senate.

HB104--Restores $75 million to water accounts diverted to other state programs. To be discussed by Joint Appropriations Committee during budget markup Friday.

HB132--Allows for direct shipment of wine to consumers and licensed retailers by out-of-state shippers. On final reading in House on Friday.

HB135--Taxes ski lift tickets, golf, health clubs and other places of recreation. On final reading in House on Friday.

HB169--Requires registration fee for off-road vehicles using public trails. Passed House and sent to Senate.

HB197--Allows Legislature to reexamine school funding formula in 2002, one year earlier than scheduled. Passed House and sent to Senate.

SF9--Modifies diversion of mineral revenue to local governments. On final reading in Senate on Friday.

SF17--Requires railroads to supply state with information of track grinding schedule. To be discussed by Senate on Friday.

SF27--Bans open containers in moving vehicles. On second reading on Senate on Friday.

SF61--Authorizes release of specified inmate information. On second reading in Senate on Friday.

SF64--Requires two crew members on trains. Passed Senate and sent to House.

SF97--Grants peace officer status to brand inspectors. On final reading in Senate on Friday.

SF108--Would tax nuclear storage facilities. To be discussed Friday in Senate.

SF119--Creates penalty of drivers license suspension for providing alcohol to minors. Killed by Senate.

SF126--Exempts school district superintendents from meeting requirements of professional teaching standards board. To be discussed Friday in Senate.

SF153--Authorizes state energy assistance program. To be discussed Friday in Senate Labor Committee.