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Legislation passes new Stalking bill and Scholarship for Mature students

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – According to Lawmakers, 4 million people were stalked in the US last year.

On Thursday, Wyoming passed its Stalker Amendment bill, making it a little harder for criminals to walk away, scot-free.

“This is a bill thats going to go a long way to helping our statutes be stronger. It gives our law enforcement the ability to go out there, and charge these individuals with breaking the law,” said Sen. Bill Landon, District 27.

Senate File 100, the Stalking Bill passed Thursday morning.

This win comes at the end of a 5-year initiative to update laws around stalking and technology.

This bill will give law enforcement bigger teeth to clamp down on criminals who track or invade victims’ digital and electronic privacy.

Next, history was made with the passing of House Bill 31, Wyoming’s tomorrow scholarship program.

The four-year effort was to help mature students return to school, to improve their futures and Wyoming’s workforce.

“This is the type of bill that can change the course of a family. Their well-being, their ability to earn and potentially allowing them to move to that next step,” said Erin Taylor, Executive Director, Wyoming Association of Community Colleges.

The final day for the 66th session is Friday.

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