On Wednesday, March 9th, at approximately 2pm MST, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed four bills into law, including HB 81, the state’s first ever tri-partisan piece of legislation. Libertarian Representative Marshall Burt authored the Operation of Motorcycles – Disabled Persons bill which received the maximum number of co-sponsors from Republicans and Democrats and passed every reading in the House and Senate without a single vote against it before making its way to the governor’s desk. The bill signing was attended by staff of the national Libertarian Party, including Whitney Bilyeu, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
“It is an extreme honor to be present for this historic occasion — the signing of Wyoming’s first tri-partisan sponsored bill. We appreciate the cooperation and collaboration offered by those Wyoming legislators who stood by our friend, Representative Marshall Burt, in this effort.”
Marshall was elected in 2020 to represent Wyoming’s 39th district. Last month the Libertarian Party was officially recognized as a minority party in the Wyoming legislature, and Representative Burt was appointed to the Corporations Committee, a distinguished honor rarely given to representatives in their first term. Marshall plans to run again in 2022.