Chicken Freedom Act Cooped Up

Today the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a proposed “Chicken Freedom Act” that would have required municipalities to allow residents to keep up to six chickens per residence.  Opponents expressed concern that it infringed on the power of municipalities to decide for themselves. The bill received 32 yes votes and 27 no votes, but 40 are needed for introduction in the House in a budget session. The sponsor of the bill, Representative Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, was disappointed, but may bring the bill back next session.  Rep. Clark Stith, R-Rock Springs, voted no.



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