Legislature Votes Down Powdered Alcohol Ban
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would have banned the sale of powdered alcohol in the state.
The House on Tuesday voted 30-to-29 with one member absent for the bill. It already had cleared the Senate.
Under the House rules, absent members count as votes against a measure. By that standard, the bill failed to receive affirmative votes by a majority of the House's 60 members.
Riverton Republican Representative David Miller spoke against the bill, saying the state hasn't banned the sale of other forms of alcohol.
Rep. David Northrup, a Powell Republican, urged fellow lawmakers not to give powdered alcohol a foothold in the state. He encouraged lawmakers to keep it out of Wyoming schools.