WPR News
1:12 pm
Mon September 27, 2004

Seniors Take Control of the State

Cheyenne, Wy – The Silver Haired Legislature held its bi-annual session recently. 34 Wyoming citizens over the age of 60 met to discuss laws they would like to see passed.
The group gave its approval to bills that would ban driving while talking on a cell phone, would join a multi state lottery and remove wolves from Wyoming.
A former legislator watching the session, John Patton, says these people are making a significant contribution because they are representing their age group and can bring concerns and ideas to state Senators and Representatives.
The Silver Haired Legislature first met in 1982. Several of the proposals it has passed over the years have become laws later.