Jena Doak, [email protected]
Sweetwater County, Wyoming — With Wyoming Legislation session just around the corner, some politicians are telling their constituents that they want to hear from them. There is one local delegate who is actually inviting constituents to come sit down for a cup of coffee to discuss issues and ask questions.
Join Wyoming State Representative Chad Banks for a chance to share concerns and ideas before he goes to Cheyenne for the 20-day legislative budget session next week. “Coffee and Conversation” is this Saturday, February 12, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Coal Train Coffee Depot, located at 501 South Main Street.
“This is a casual, informal opportunity to visit one-on one, siting at a table,” said Banks. “It’s sometimes hard for people to stand up and ask questions in more formal settings.”
Banks is proposing a bill (HB-0051) to prohibit arrested persons’ mug shots from appearing to the public unless they have been convicted of the crime.
“I talked to one gentleman who was arrested, the charges were dropped, and the police actually issued him an apology,” said Banks. “However, his mug shot was still shared. How do you un-share that?”
Banks had watched how this was already introduced in Utah.
“I liked what Utah did. We’ll see if it works,” said Banks.
Banks is not entirely confident the bill will go anywhere during this budget session. Between the American Rescue Plan Act budget and redistricting, there may not be time for much else.
Join Banks this Saturday morning to discuss this bill and more.