Surprise ending: Lodging tax bill fails at final reading in the Senate

WYOMING – A bill that would have created a statewide lodging tax failed in the Senate this afternoon.

The Senate failed to pass HB66 today at third reading on a 7-19 vote with three senators and one excused. It was a surprise for a bill that appeared to have widespread support since it passed out of House committee the House 44-16 on third reading, and passed two readings on the floor of the Senate.

Ultimately, it appears, conservative thinking won out as a notoriously anti-tax state saw its lawmakers flinch in the home stretch.

Local senators split on their opinions. Sen. Mike Gierau voted for the bill. Sen Dan Dockstader voted against it.

You May Also Like
Wyoming will consider tolls on Interstate 80
Secondary education bolstered by 2019 Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming lawmakers adjourn for year after late night of work
Gov. Gordon vetoes several areas in supplemental budget bill
Controversial Senate File 49 passes 3rd reading, awaits gov’s signature
Wyoming Legislature tackles penal system reform but will it be enough?