- Oh Reverend,Where Art Thou?
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Gingery’s Search & Rescue bill killed in Senate
In a surprise turnabout, the Wyoming Senate voted down HB35 at third reading in a 24-5 vote. The bill, which would have granted Search and Rescue Volunteers immunity from personal lawsuit, had cleared the House without a single “no” vote. It also passed two Senate readings easily until opposition appeared overnight, according to the bill’s sponsor, Keith Gingery.
Sen. Phil Nicholas, an attorney in Laramie, led the argument that victim’s of SAR volunteer negligence should have the right to sue the person that messed them up in addition to county entities.
“It was surprising. It was very disappointing,” Gingery said. “I had the votes going into this morning.”
Gingery said he is worried now that the outcome will affect Search and Rescue teams’ ability to recruit and retain volunteers.
About Jake NicholsJake is a wedding DJ. He also blabs on the radio at 103.7 FM The Range weekday mornings. He does other things besides write. In fact, it is probably readily apparent that journalism is not his forte. He already knows this so when blogging things like: "8th grade writing level" and "immature reporting" these are not considered insults. In some cases, they read like encouragement.
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