Legislature May Hold Special Session for ‘Hill Bill’

State lawmakers may hold a special session to address the recent decision by the Wyoming Supreme Court to over turn a the law which stripped the state superintendent of most of its duties while creating a Director of the Wyoming Department of Education.

The Legislature’s Management Council met with Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael on Friday and set a meeting for Monday, February 10th to consider a future legislative special session on the recent ruling. Members voiced concern that a short 20-day budget session must deal with immediate priorities of state budgeting.

“It’s our responsibility to look at all of our options,” said Senate President Tony Ross. “Members need to have adequate time and complete information to make smart, balanced decisions. This is a complex issue and, as a result, will require more time than our short budget session allows.”

The Management Council will meet Monday, following adjournment, to discuss if a special session later this year will occur.