Tuesday’s Events At The Wyoming Legislature
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Events on the sixth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Tues., Jan. 15:
EDUCATION SHAKE-UP: The Wyoming Senate for the second time voted to approve a bill that would strip some powers from the elected state superintendent of public instruction. Although the Senate voted to amend Senate File 104, it would still remove the state superintendent of public instruction as administrative head of the Education Department in favor of a new director appointed by the governor. The bill is scheduled for more floor debate Wednesday.
JUDICIAL RETIREMENT: The House gave preliminary approval to bill that would allow voters to decide whether to amend the Wyoming Constitution to remove the mandatory retirement age for judges. Currently district judges and judges on the Wyoming Supreme Court must retire at age 70.