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No Need For Special Legislative Session

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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(CHEYENNE)  This week, the Wyoming House failed to act on Senate File 106 which would have provided for an a special legislative session in order to deal with the il-fated act last year which reorganized the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  That action was found by the State Supreme Court to be unconstitutional.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says any further action on the issue by the legislature is really unnecessary.  He explains that once the Supreme Court has ruled, it is not necessary to go back into the statute to switch everything back to the way it was.  The court order rules that whatever circumstance was in place prior to SF104 last year is what the state will return to.  So, Gingery says, “She would just move back into her office and finish out her term which ends in December.”  Gingery says if a special session were to be called, it would cost the state about one-half million dollars.  He says if any further corrective action becomes necessary, it can be addressed next year.

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