Key Issues & bills

our Key Issues

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation selects bills based upon key issues determined in their Advocacy Plan set forth by the board and staff of the organization.

Wyoming Legislative Bills Impacting Self-Sufficiency of Women and Opportunities for Girls

Bills that are alive and that WYWF opposes or supports can be found first on the page. Scroll down to see failed bills and our watch list.




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Budget amendments can have big impact and can almost be thought of as bills-within the budget bill. The Joint Conference Committee’s 2nd budget passed!

HB 0001 – House Budget Bill

2nd JCC Decisions on House Budget Amendments

 H0001HB2078 – was removed from the budget. This amendment would have increased funding for the Wyoming Home Services (assistance to keep people living in their homes longer). 

HB0001H2031 – was removed from the budget. This amendment would have appropriated $1,150,000.00 for the state’s share of costs related to the electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to feed kids during the summer. 

HB001H2033 -stayed in the budget but was reduced to $10M, rather than the original $40M allocation to fund the 988 Suicide Hotline Trust Fund. This amendment replaces HB 186 – 988 Suicide Hotline which the majority floor leader did not bring to be heard by committee of the whole.

HB0001H3057.01 – was removed from the budget. It would have required the Joint Education Interim Committee, with help from the Dept of Education, to study early childhood education and the establishment of a half-day prekindergarten program available to all children statewide. This will likely continue to be studied in the interim.

HB0001H2053 – was included in the budget and was an item WYWF watched. It notes that the Dept of Health funds may not be used for gender reassignment procedures or abortions.

HB0001H3050 – was reduced in the budget, from  $18.5M to $15M from the School Foundation Account to the Department of Education to establish a grant  program, within the education resource block grant model, for districts to address the mental health of K-12 students.


SF 0001 – Senate Budget Bill

2nd JCC Decisions on Senate Budget Amendments

SF0001S2022 – reduced an allocation from $16M+ to $12M+ for services to preschool children with disabilities (still an increase from the past).

SF0001S3013 – was removed from the budget bill. It would have defunded the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Wyoming. 

SF0001S3014 – was included in the budget and defunds the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and prohibits any spending on any DEI programing at the University of Wyoming.

SF0001S3030 – Funds the Wyoming’s Tomorrow Scholarship Fund with an allocation of $20M. This scholarship supports nontraditional students, primarily in community colleges, where the majority population is female.

SF0001S3006 – mirrors the House amendment and was an amendment WYWF watched. It says that Dept of Health funds may not be used for gender reassignment procedures or abortions

Passed or Awaiting Gov’s Signature Watchlist

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation monitors bills affecting women and girls, on which we do not have a particular stance. 


Bills appearing here have not received the necessary votes or have not met deadlines for the session. 

Mission: To invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming.

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