Victories from the 2019-2020 session of the Wyoming Legislature

Date: March 29, 2020

Stopping tax increase, employer penalties highlight accomplishments for small business.

Defeated Income Tax Increase

NFIB provided key testimony against efforts to impose a 7 percent corporate income tax on large businesses in Wyoming. This legislation could have been easily changed by future legislatures to apply to businesses of all sizes. The legislation failed to pass the Senate after being passed by the House of Representatives.

Stopped Loosening of Criminal Monetary Thresholds

NFIB joined efforts to defeat attempts by the Wyoming Legislature to raise the required threshold for a perpetrator to be charged with a criminal offense in certain crimes leading to the theft or damage to business property. Currently, the threshold is $1,000, this amount would have been raised to $2,000.

Halted Effort to Penalize Employers

NFIB opposed efforts that would have:

  • prohibited an employer from taking adverse action against an employee for disclosing his or her wage to other employees
  • prohibited an employer from requiring nondisclosure by employees of their own wages
  • prohibited an employee to sign a waiver that denies the employee’s right to disclose the employee’s own wage information.

The bill failed passage in the House of Representatives.

 

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