Wyoming health care amendment one step closer to the ballot
CHEYENNE, Wyoming: Senate Joint Resolution 2 took one step closer towards the Wyoming 2012 statewide ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the House on February 15, 2011 following a 49-11 vote. Previously, the measure cleared the Senate with a 23-7 vote. However, the bill was sent back to the Senate for final approval of House changes.
The Wyoming Healthcare Amendment proposes a constitutional amendment that specifies that no federal or state law could require participation in any health care system by any person, employer or health care provider. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Leslie Nutting and was filed in response to the federal Affordable Healthcare Act.
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.