Bill To Double Wyoming Driver’s License Fees Goes To Governor
The Wyoming House on Thursday morning agreed to changes the Senate made in a bill that would double the fees for getting a Wyoming driver's license.
The bill is now headed to Governor Matt Mead's desk.
House Bill 219 is one of a number of bills proposed this legislative session to increase various fees as Wyoming struggles with a declining revenue stream caused by low energy prices.
The Senate amended the bill to change the date for the change to take effect from immediately to July 1, 2017. Most Wyoming laws enacted by the legislature typically take effect on the July 1 following session in which they are enacted. The House vote Thursday morning was 46-14 in favor of concurrence, which means the July 1 date will be attached to the bill.
A companion bill, House Bill 218, was also awaiting a house concurrence vote as of mid-day Thursday. That bill would increase car registration fees in Wyoming.
The 2017 legislative session is scheduled to wrap up on Friday, March 3. Senate president Eli Bebout said Thursday morning he expects that to happen, although he added ''we may have to stay late" on Friday to meet that deadline.