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Legislators propose oversight of health orders

CASPER — At least four bills that would specifically regulate public health orders have been introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this session.

The tenor of the proposals ranges from broad legislative oversight of public health orders to more minor specifications regarding timing and executive approval.

Several of the bills are similar but propose different degrees of oversight.

A bill sponsored by Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, would require the Wyoming Legislature to ratify any public health order that would be active for more than ten days. It also would require local elected officials to appr...