State Legislature

State Legislature

The Wyoming Legislature’s 2023 general session ran from Jan. 10 to March 3, and lawmakers confronted a lot of new faces (including 29 new representatives and five new senators), a $913 million budget surplus, and perhaps as many as 700 individual bills. During this 40-day sprint, legislators crafted, debated, and passed legislation can impact Wyoming’s communities, economy, environment, and quality of life for years or generations to come.

You can read our preview of the session here to learn more about how the Outdoor Council was engaged in Cheyenne, as well as how you can get involved and make your voice heard at the Capitol.


After each session, we publish our Conservation Vote Report, where you can see how your legislators voted on conservation issues and find analysis of the year’s most significant bills.

Here’s a look at the past few years’ reports so you can compare legislative issues and your representative’s votes, year over year.


As in year’s past, whether in person or virtually, the Wyoming Outdoor Council will be here to make sure you have a voice for conservation at the Capitol. Since our founding, we’ve advocated and defended a range of conservation issues at the legislature that matter to Wyomingites, families, and communities, and that protect the Wyoming we love. Read our citizen’s guide below for more tips, tricks and resources for staying engaged during the session, the interim, or anytime in between.

2023 Bill Tracker

This bill tracker was updated weekly during the session to show you what bills we were actively lobbying for or against, as well as bills we were watching but have not yet taken a stance on. It currently shows which bills passed and were signed into law, and which bills died.


HB0003 State assessment of independent power producers — Died

HB0048 Active transportation and recreation grant programDied

HB0074 Outdoor recreation trust fund — Passed, now law

HB0147 Unlawful trespass signage-taking of wildlife — Passed, now law

HB0170 Public funds-reserves and funding policy — Died

HB0193 Carbon capture energy standards-repeal — Died

SF0028 Livestock infectious disease control-tribal inclusion — Passed, now law

SF0029 Brucellosis management updates — Passed, now law

SF0031 Adjacent land resource data trespass-repeal — Passed, now law

SF0058 Sutton archaeological site administration — Passed, now law

SF0087 Natural resource funding – large project threshold increase — Passed, now law

SF0106 2023 Large Project Funding — Passed, now law


HB0069 Coal-fired facility closures litigation funding-amendments — Passed, now law

HB0126 Trespass – removal of trespasser — Died

HB0163 Mineral royalties-proportional severance tax refunds — Died

HB0210 Financial institution discrimination — Died, laid back for interim study

HB0288 Electrical generation tax and rebate program — Died, laid back for interim study

SF0092 Small customer electrical generation — Died

SF0142 Carbon Capture and Sequestration — Died

SF0159 Stop ESG-Eliminate economic boycott act — Died

SF0172 Stop ESG-State funds fiduciary duty act — Died

SJ0004 Phasing out new electric vehicle sales by 2035Died


HB0016 State land leasing-improvements — Passed, now law

HB0020 Land exchanges-priority — Passed, now law

HB0021 State lands-use of land qualification requirements — Passed, now law

HB0022 State land lease deficiencies-cure process — Passed, waiting for the governor

HB0060 Colorado river authority — Died

HB0061 Source material associated with mining-agreement — Passed, now law

HB0072 Sales tax revisions — Died

HB0083 Tribal agreements to hunt and fish — Died

HB0084 Regulation of commercially guided boats — Died

HB0093 Omnibus Water Bill – Construction — Died

HB0106 Eminent domain-wind energy collector systems — Passed, now law

HB0114 Leasing and sale of state lands-amendments — Died

HB0123 Collection of antler or horns by residents and nonresidents — Passed, now law

HB0124 Electricity generation-taxation — Died

HB0133 Electrical installation by licensed electricians — Died

HB0178 State land parcels-event hosting — Died

HB0190 Wyoming value added energy and industrial plan — Died

HB0196 Wyoming infrastructure protection act — Died

HB0213 Energy production inventory exemption — Died

HB0214 General regulatory sandbox program — Died

HB0217 Trophy game animal-change to large carnivore game animal — Died

HB0222 Colorado river advisory committee — — Passed, waiting for the governor

HB0242 Consumer merchandise-packaging regulation prohibitions — Died

HB0255 Game and fish-partners — Died

HB0257 Mine permit and reclamation plan changes-landowner approval — Died

HB0275 Highway maintenance equity-electric vehicle metering — Died

HB0282 Critical infrastructure resiliency — Died

SF0033 Defining aircraft for purposes of hunting prohibitions — Passed, now law

SF0034 Trespass by small unmanned aircraft — Died

SF0056 Prohibiting travel across private land for hunting purposes — Passed, now law

SF0060 Nonresident hunting license application feesDied

SF0105 Utilities-point of consumption and allocation agreements — Died

SF0107 Acquisition, exchange and sale of trust lands — Died

SF0128 Transfer of state lands-exchange — Passed, now law

SF0140 Building code requirements-refrigerants — Passed, now law

SF0154 Energy authority project financing-refineries — Passed, now law

SF0156 Oil and gas forced pooling-good faith negotiations — Died

SF0157 Weed and pest mitigation-tribal inclusion-2 — Passed, now law

SF0170 Specifying additional beneficial uses of water — Died

SF0180 Corner crossing-trespass exception — Died

SJ0001 Act Of Admissions Amendment Resolution — Died