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Bill to allow state of Wyoming to take over federal PAs in case of shutdown dies in committee

CHEYENNE — Despite favorable reception in the Wyoming Senate, a bill that would have allowed the state government to take over federal facilities in the case of a government shutdown or a natural disaster died before reaching the House floor Wednesday by a 3-5 vote.


Sponsored by longtime Sen. Charlie Scott, R-Casper, Senate File 148 would have essentially codified the governor’s authority to take over federal facilities in Wyoming — like its national parks — should the federal government be unable to “successfully operate” those facilities for any reason.


https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/committee-kills-bill-that-would-have-allowed-state-to-take/article_b50cc49c-b634-5228-92fc-024403f3b94d.html