Despite expectations of a long, contentious debate, the Legislature’s 2012 redistricting bill sailed through the House on Wednesday on voice vote — with only one minor change. House Bill 42, sponsored by the Joint Interim Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions, comes up for a second vote today. Expectations of at least one amendment to change the configuration in the southwest corner of Wyoming faded Wednesday.
Rep. Owen Petersen, R-Mountain View, said earlier he doesn’t like the committee plan. He predicted there would be a series of amendments when it came to the floor of the House. Petersen said Wednesday, after the House tentatively approved the plan, that the Uinta County delegation decided “collectively” not to oppose the redistricting bill.
Full Article: Wyoming redistricting bill faces little opposition in House.