Legislation passes new harassment bill and scholarship for mature students

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – According to lawmakers, 4 million people were stalked in the United States last year.

On Thursday, Wyoming passed its Stalker Amendment bill, making it a little harder for criminals to get away safely.

“This is a bill that will go a long way to strengthening our laws. It gives our law enforcement the ability to go out there and charge these individuals with breaking the law,” said Sen. Bill Landon, District 27.

Senate File 100, the harassment bill passed Thursday morning.

The victory comes at the end of a 5-year initiative to update harassment and technology laws.

This bill will give law enforcement more power to crack down on criminals who track or invade the digital and electronic privacy of victims.

Then history was made with the passage of House Bill 31, Wyoming’s Tomorrow’s Scholarship Program.

The four-year effort was aimed at helping adult students return to school, improving their futures and Wyoming’s workforce.

“It’s the kind of bill that can change the course of a family. Their well-being, their ability to earn, and potentially enabling them to take the next step,” said Erin Taylor, executive director of the Wyoming Association of Community Colleges.

The last day of the 66th legislative session is Friday.

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