Senate File 104 – better known as the Hill Bill - passed in the legislative session that just ended. But it might be challenged in the next election if organizers of a new referendum can get enough signatures to put it on the ballot.
The bill removed some powers from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. It also created a State Education Director that will be appointed by the governor. The Director will oversee the State Department of Education.
Wyoming Constitution Party chairwoman, Jennifer Young, is sponsoring the referendum. She says that this issue is not just about public education, but also about the legislature circumventing voters’ rights. “Any individual, even without children, should be concerned at the blatant violation of the constitution regarding our right to vote on that position,” said Young.
Organizers will have to gather signatures from an equivalent of 15 percent of Wyoming’s registered voters to get the referendum on next November’s ballot.
More information on the referendum can be found on the Wyoming Constitution Party website (http://wyomingconstitutionparty.com).