Wyoming lawmakers defeat bill challenging health officers public orders

Wyoming News June 15, 2020

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Wyoming lawmakers defeat bill challenging health officers public orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Public health officers in Wyoming will not be required to scientifically prove the need for their public health orders after a bill calling for them to do so was outvoted.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Wyoming lawmakers voted 8-4 on Wednesday against proposed legislation that would have given the public more power in challenging public health orders.

Republican state Rep. Scott Clem introduced the bill following economic turmoil, business closures and restrictions implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Medical professionals raised concerns that the bill would signal a shift from using medical expertise to popular political opinion when setting regulations.

Source: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune

One Comment
  1. David Lee Crane

    wrong... should have to verify the need for any restriction they want to propose.....otherwise it is a cestapo regime..... should not have blanket control or authority without proof!!!

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