Legislative Activities

Legislative Committee
State_CapitolPurpose: To review planning related legislative proposals; to recommend modifications to proposed legislation from the perspective of the professional planner; to provide WYOPASS membership with copies of proposed legislation, recommended modifications, and summarizing analysis of legislation; to poll WYOPASS membership as to its position concerning proposed legislation; and to keep the membership informed about progress of planning related bills in the State Legislature.  For information contact Todd Stowell. 

Legislative Committee Members:  Todd Stowell, Sid Fox, Derek Teini, and Bill Gribb


The Board is in the process of reorganizing and reappointing members to the Legislative Committee for 2020.   We plan to create liaisons to work more closely with WAM and WCCA. We typically hold a conference call each month and would expect the liaison to provide an update on WAM and\or WCCA activities as part of our call.  If you are interested in getting more involved with WYOPASS and the legislative process, please contact Sid Fox.

2020 Sessions
Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) Preview
Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) (Review)

SESSION REVIEW: Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) (1) 
Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) (2)

HB 0237   Impact Assistance  https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0237 (Reduces it to 1.75% and introduces other criteria)


HB 0108 Ban on Sanctuary Cities  https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0108   (Failed on intro but had more than a majority so could be back next session)

HB0022 Town and county development regulations.  https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0022  (Failed on intro (almost a 50-50 split – could see it next year)

SF0103  Community development districts.  https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/SF0103   (Failed on intro but had more than a majority so could be back next session)


HB 0130 Optional unoccupied home fee.  https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0130  (Not introduced this year)

HB 0175 Family Exempt Subdivisions:   https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020/HB0175  (Not introduced this year)



2019 Session

House Bill No. 277 is an act relating to counties, citites and towns modifying authority to impose zoning assessments.  Read the draft here.
(posted 10.22.2019)

Email comments to the committee.

HB0013 & HB0014 (previously the 2017 SF0017)

On February 12, 2018, WYOPASS submitted a letter to the Wyoming State Legislature regarding proposed HB0013 and proposed HB0014Read it here.  A follow-up letter was sent on February 28, 2018.  Read it here.
(updated 2.28.2018)
Proposed Language.  Read it here
(posted 11.6.2017) 
On August 11, 2017 the WYOPASS Board submitted proposed language and a memo regarding the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction language.   
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Proposed Language
August 11, 2017 Memo 
On May 18, 2017 WYOPASS Board Members Charles Bloom and Derek Teini attended the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivision Interm Committee meeting in Laramie and presented a letter (link above) requesting a seat at the table for WYOPASS to work with Legislature on extraterritorial jurisdiction.  WYOPASS was granted the request and will begin work with WCC, WAM, and other interested parties to draft a bill for the 2018 sessions using SF0017 as a starting point. 
WYOPASS Comments for Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Work Plan Discussion Letter

2018 BudgetSession
House Bills Index / Senate Files Index

The 2018 64th Budget Session will convene February 12, 2018 at 10:00am. 

Click here to view the 2018 Budget Session Schedule.

HB0013 - Municipal extraterritorial jurisdiction-repeal. 

Sponsored by: Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee

An act relating to municipalities; repealing and removing certain extraterritorial jurisdiction asserted by municipalities; modifying notice requirements to landowners outside municipal boundaries; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

HB0014 - Municipal jurisdiction. 

Sponsored by: Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Interim Committee

An act relating to municipalities; restricting extraterritorial jurisdiction asserted by a municipality; specifying procedures for a municipality to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction; specifying applicability; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

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Wyoming State Statutes, planning related, under Planning Resources, in "Downloads" or under Planning Commission.
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  • 2008 Final Legislative Update.pdf
  • 2009 Final Legislative Update.pdf
  • 2010 Final Legislative Update.pdf
  • 2011 Final Legislative Update.pdf
  • 2012 Update #1.pdf
  • Email with WYOPASS Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Comments.pdf
  • ETJ Comments Letter to Corporations Committee - May 2017.pdf
  • ETJ Draft Legislation.pdf
  • Final Report Phase 1, Survey of Wyo Planners on Wyo Planning Statutes.pdf
  • Strategic Analysis and Recommendations Based on a Survey of Wyoming Planners Concerning Wyoming`s Planning Statutes.pdf
  • WYOPASS Legislative Letter 9-12-2017.pdf
  • WYOPASS Letter HB0013 & HB0014 2.28.2018.pdf
  • WYOPASS Letter re HB0013 and HB0014.pdf
  • WYOPASS Proposed Language 9-12-2017.pdf