Gov. Mark Gordon to consider final bills of 2019 legislative session on Friday

Out of 503 bills introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this year, about 43 percent of them made it Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk.

When Wyoming’s chief executive takes his pen Friday to the final 13 bills passed by the Wyoming Legislature, he will be considering three of the most contentious pieces of legislation to emerge from the floor this winter.

One is a bill that would override local zoning decisions in the construction of private schools. A second would allow community colleges to endow bachelors of applied science degrees. A third would create a fund specifically intended to sue states who block the export of Wyoming coal.

With the legislation already passed in both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature – which adjourned several weeks ago – and a two-thirds threshold needed to be reached in both the House and Senate to override his vetoes, it is all but likely Gordon’s word will be the final one.