State Lawmakers Scrap Student Email BIll


AP 7-31,2015

Wyoming lawmakers have killed a proposal that would have made Wyoming the first state in the country to keep from public view all college student emails, even those concerning student government actions.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Lawmakers voted Tuesday to scrap the bill after a two-day meeting with the Wyoming Press Association in Sheridan.

Instead, representatives from the press and student government have formed a committee that will speak before The Task Force on Digital Information Privacy in September.

Lawmakers drafted the bill after University of Wyoming students say the school disclosed student emails to a local newspaper.

A lawyer for the University of Wyoming, Tara Evans, says even if a record is public, the school reviews it before disclosing.