Bills Fared Best in 2-15 Session

By Brown, Trevor | Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY), March 14, 2015 | Go to article overview

Bills Fared Best in 2-15 Session


Brown, Trevor, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY)


Committee-sponsored bills fared the best during 2015 session Legislation backed by an interim panel had a 82 percent success rate, analysis shows How they fared Bills and resolutions passed by the Legislature during the 2015 session: Total bills and resolutions*: 203 out of 409 passed (49.6 percent success rate) Committee-sponsored bills and resolutions: 82 out of 100 passed (82 percent success rate) Republican-sponsored bills and resolutions: 113 out of 259 passed (43.6 percent success rate) Democratic- sponsored bills and resolutions: 8 out of 50 passed (16 percent success rate) *Only counts one of the two mirror budget bills Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle analysis of Legislative Service Office data CHEYENNE - Bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers were far more likely to pass than those sponsored by Democrats in Wyoming's recently completed legislative session.

But an analysis of the 409 bills or resolutions that were introduced this year showed that committee-sponsored proposals were the most successful during the 37-day session. Eighty-two of the 100 committee-sponsored bills or resolutions ended up passing and being sent to the governor. That is significantly higher than the 43.6 percent success rate of the 259 Republican-sponsored proposals and the 16 percent success rate of the 50 Democrat-sponsored proposals. …

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