Another session of the Wyoming legislature is in the books.

Among the bills passed by lawmakers, this session was a new abortion law, a bill to ban people born as males from playing girls' sports in grades 7-12, and a bill to keep people from changing their party registration in the three months leading up to a primary election.

The legislature also passed a supplemental budget. That process was less contentious than usual with the state flush with money for once.

But a lot of other high-profile bills didn't make it. House Bill 66, which would have prevented discrimination based on facial covering or vaccination status was defeated in the Wyoming House by a 32-29 vote. That measure was aimed at what some people considered intrusive or unfair steps taken to fight the spread of COVID-19. A similar bill declaring that federal Centers for Disease Control mandates could not be enforced in Wyoming fell by the same margin.

Also falling was House Bill 43, which would have doubled the fines for driving on roads ordered closed due to winter weather or other hazards. The current fine is $750, but the House voted 38-23 against doubling it to $1,500.

House Bill 105, which would have repealed most gun-free zones in Wyoming, died when leadership didn't bring it to a Committee of the Whole vote in time to meet a deadline.

Also dying during the session were bills aimed at banning sex change medical procedures for anyone under the age of 18 and legislation to bar Critical Race Theory from K-12 Wyoming classrooms.

So what do you think? What grade would you give the legislature for the 2023 session? Take our poll and give us your opinion!

2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.