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SF 72 - Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways - Wyoming Key Vote

Andy Schwartz voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways

Signed by Governor Matt Mead
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (26-4) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that increases the speed limit on state highways to 70 miles per hour.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the following speed limits, except where special hazards exist (Sec. 1):

    • 65 mph where the roadway is paved;

    • 55 mph where the roadway is unpaved; and

    • 70 mph on state highways, excluding interstate highways.

  • Establishes a fine of $5 for each mile per hour in excess of the speed limit, up to $25 (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a fine of $25 and an additional $3 fine per mile for every mile per hour above the speed limit for individuals traveling above 75 miles per hour (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes an additional fine of $300 for any individual exceeding the posted speed limit by 6 miles per hour while operating a vehicle that weighs over 39,000 lbs (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits the state from assessing court costs for an individual who exceeds the speed limit by up to 5 mph (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (41-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the speed limit on state highways to 70 miles per hour.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the following speed limits, except where special hazards exist (Sec. 1):

    • 65 mph where the roadway is paved;

    • 55 mph where the roadway is unpaved; and

    • 70 mph on state highways, excluding interstate highways.

  • Establishes a fine of $5 for each mile per hour in excess of the speed limit, up to $25 (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes a fine of $25 and an additional $3 fine per mile for every mile per hour above the speed limit for individuals traveling above 75 miles per hour (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes an additional fine of $300 for any individual exceeding the posted speed limit by 6 miles per hour while operating a vehicle that weighs over 39,000 lbs (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits the state from assessing court costs for an individual who exceeds the speed limit by up to 5 mph (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Passage (Senate) (28-2) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases the Speed Limit on State Highways

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