New Laws Go Into Effect

AP 7-1, 2015

More than 100 new state laws are now in effect in Wyoming.

Before Wednesday, getting caught exceeding the speed limit on a stretch of state highway with an 80 mph limit carried a steeper fine schedule than getting caught on a highway with a 75 mph limit.

Now, in both cases, the assessment of fines is similar.

Gov. Matt Mead is now authorized to start negotiating with the federal U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the state assuming regulation of uranium mining in Wyoming.

When passing a bicycle, drivers of cars and trucks must provide at least 3 feet of separation between their vehicle, including mirrors and other projections, from the cyclist.