Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Joint Judiciary Committee Here Next Month

Gingery

The Wyoming Joint Judiciary Interim Committee plans to meet in mid-May in Teton Village to receive information and updates concerning jury pool selection, the 24/7 sobriety program, controlled substances and a variety of other issues. Co-chairman Keith Gingery explains that meetings like this one enable the committee to consider issues and draft proposed legislation to introduce at the next legislative session. Gingery says because the Wyoming Legislature meets just two months out of the year, interim committee meetings are scheduled throughout the rest of the year to consider matters to be brought before the full legislature.  Since he chairs the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, Gingery says he arranged for the committee to meet here in Jackson Hole May 13th and 14th, and will meet two or three more times before the next legislative session in January 2014. Gingery says that some of the considerations at this meeting have close ties to Jackson, and so meeting here seemed appropriate.  Among the topics are law enforcement concerns of the Game and Fish Department, and involuntary commitment for the mentally ill – looking in particular at the method used in Teton County which is considered the model for how to provide treatment for the mentally ill and how to process them through the system. Gingery says the committee also is scheduled to tour the juvenile facility at Red Top Meadows to see how it operates. Gingery says people interested in listening to the committee’s discussions or present testimony of their own are welcome to attend. The Legislative Service office is to distribute a formal agenda for the meeting between now and the meeting, and will also post it online.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]

National and World News