CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age for Wyoming Supreme Court and district court judges.

House Joint Resolution 5 cleared the third of three votes in the House on a 49-11 vote on Thursday. It now goes to the Senate for debate.

The proposal would raise the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75.

If the proposal passes the Legislature, the question will be put to voters during the 2016 general election.

FOOD REGULATIONS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A House committee has endorsed a proposal that would exempt certain Wyoming food sales from government oversight.

The House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee voted 8-1 Thursday to advance House Bill 56, also known as the Wyoming Food Freedom Act.

The legislation would exempt single transactions between a producer and an "informed end consumer."

The exemption would apply to sales at farmers markets and the ability for small farmers or other individuals to sell homegrown or locally raised products.

Supporters say proposal would help farmers and ranchers diversify and add some income, but opponents say there are "possible health impacts" if the bill is passed.

The bill will now move to the House floor for debate.