Prohibits CDC & WHO requirements for COVID-19, mandates, recommendations, instructions or guidance on vaccines from having any effect in WY

State: WY
Bill Number: HB 143
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: NONE
Status: Died, failed to pass 3rd reading in the Full House on 2/8/2023 by vote of 29 Yes, 32 No, 1 Excused 3

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 2/8/2023 -  HB 143 died. It failed to pass 3rd reading in the Full House on 2/8/2023 by vote of 29 Yes, 32 No, 1 Excused.

UPDATE: 2/7/2023 - HB 143 was amended by the full House to narrow the scope of the bill to apply to requirements for COVID-19 and any variant thereof. NVIC still supports the bill as amended. 

UPDATE: 2/3/2023 -HB 143 passed the House Labor, Health & Social Services Committee on 2/3/2023 by a vote of 5 yes and 4 no.  Ayes: HORNOK, O'HEARN, PENN, TRUJILLO, WARD Nays: CHADWICK, CLOUSTON, YIN, ZWONITZER

UPDATE: 2/3/2023 - HB 143 was scheduled for a hearing in the House Labor, Health & Social Services Committee on 2/3/2023 at 7:45 AM in the Capitol Extension, Room E003 & Online. Link to submit testimony - Use this link to select and display hearing information:   

UPDATE: 1/18/2023 - HB 143 was referred to House Labor, Health & Social Services Committee.

HB 143 was received for introduction in the House on 1/17/2023.  This bill is sponsored by Representatives Ward, Allemand, Haroldson, Jennings, Locke, Pendergraft, Slagle and Strock and Senators Hutchings and Ide.

This bill would enact the following new law:

The United States centers for disease control and prevention and the World Health Organization shall have no jurisdiction in Wyoming and any requirements, mandates, recommendations, instructions or guidance provided by either organization shall not be used in this state to justify any mask, vaccine or medical testing requirements and shall have no force or effect in Wyoming.

If passed the new law would into effect on July 1, 2023. - text, status and history for HB 143