SF 71 – AIS Legislation Update – You Can Still Help!

We again need your help today to ensure that Wyoming has the protection from aquatic invasive species that it needs!

Thanks to your help and the foresight of Wyoming’s state senators, SF 71 has currently passed the Senate and is scheduled to have it’s first reading on the House floor today. We need your help to keep this bill moving forward as engrossed with the money and staff dedicated to keeping Wyoming free of aquatic invasive species. The bill simply cannot be implemented without these resources and we want to make sure they don’t get amended out as the bill makes it’s way through the House. You can make a difference by again contacting your representatives and positively supporting this bill as engrossed! You can also pass this information along to all parties you think might be interested in helping move this bill forward by contacting their representatives.

If it passes the first scheduled reading as engrossed, there will be a second and a final third reading during which the bill can be ammended. If you are not able to comment today you can still support the bill by contacting your legislator through this week!

Important points that we believe might help move this bill forward:

*This bill is about keeping Wyoming free of aquatic invasive species, particularly zebra and quagga mussels, for all surface water users ranging from industry to recreationists to municipalities.

*Support for the bill as engrossed will give Wyoming the staff and money providing the best level of defense against aquatic invasive species. Investing now is the best line of defense Wyoming can have against these invaders and is much less costly than the exponentially greater expenditure of mitigation if they get in. This is prevention for an illness that cannot be cured if it makes it’s way here.

*This bill cannot be implemented without the full funding. Don’t let Wyoming’s waters be compromised.

Please consider again contacting Wyoming’s representatives by email today in anticipation of the upcoming vote. With your help as Wyoming voters and constituents we can ensure that Wyoming’s has the best level of defense against this threat to our waters!

The bill is co-sponsored in the House by the following Representatives: Blikre, Brown, Byrd, Craft, Lubnau, McOmie, Patton, Roscoe, Vranish and Zwonitzer.

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