Wyoming Lawmaker Calls For Special Session On Coronavirus
Wyoming Rep. Scott Clem [R-Campbell County] is calling for a special session of the Wyoming Legislature to deal with issues related to the coronavirus "at a reasonable time."
Clem is also calling on the governor to make plans for re-opening the economy.
Clem published the following letter to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on his Facebook page on Tuesday:
Rep. Chuck Gray [R-Natrona County] told Townsquare Media of Cheyenne in an email on Monday evening that a special session of the legislature may be needed to deal with appropriating federal coronavirus stimulus money.
But an official with Legislative Service Office on Tuesday afternoon said there had been "no formal announcement" of a special legislative session at that point.
Either the governor or the legislature itself can convene a special session of the Wyoming Legislature. If the governor calls the session there is no set limit on the length of the session, but if the legislature calls a special session, it is limited to 20 days under Wyoming law.