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New State Laws Go Into Effect In Wyoming

July 1, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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Several Wyoming laws passed during the last legislative session which concluded in February went into effect today. The biggest changes to the criminal code, says Teton State Representative Keith Gingery deals with life sentences for juveniles, and a new human trafficking law.  That latter law specifically prohibits sexual servitude and also forced labor.  Gingery says while it seems like something we shouldn’t have to deal with, “Jackson actually has a pretty famous case that came out of Jackson where people brought a young girl into our community and was holding her involuntarily at a local hotel and using her for sexual servitude of their clients.”  He says that it is hoped this law will prevent that sort of thing ever happening again in Wyoming.  With regard to sentencing, Gingery says the state legislature removed “life without parole” as a possibility for a juvenile convicted of a crime.  The juvenile can still receive a life sentence, but they must be given a parole hearing after 25 years.  Another law that took effect this morning permits hitchhiking in the state.  Gingery points out that Senator Leland Christensen of Teton County noted as he crossed Teton Pass to his home in Alta, that skiers frequently hitch-hike up the road to the summit of the pass and introduced the bill to make that activity and the similar activity of kayakers in the Snake River Canyon legal. Additionally, Gingery points out that every five years, the child support guidelines must be reviewed and those guidelines will be changing as well today for those that pay child support.

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