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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would restrict access to abortion services in Wyoming has died in a legislative committee. The House Labor Health and Social Services voted 5-to-3 yesterday against a bill that would have banned abortions after fetuses have a detectable heartbeat. Experts said that the bill would ban abortions after about the sixth week of pregnancy.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would create domestic partnerships for same-sex couples in Wyoming to has cleared a committee vote and is headed to consideration in the full House. The same committee voted down another bill yesterday that would have permitted same-sex marriages. Supporters testified that allowing domestic partnerships is necessary for gays and lesbians to make family planning decisions.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has endorsed two bills addressing where people are allowed to carry guns. The panel voted 5-3 to endorse a bill that would ban deadly weapons from courtrooms and unanimously endorsed a second bill that would allow people to carry a concealed gun into a government meeting. Both measures head to the full House for debate.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would allow searches for University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public. The bill was proposed after media outlets in the state protested the decision by the UW Board of Trustees to hold a secret search for a new president to replace retiring President Tom Buchanan.

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