CHEYENNE — The state Senate passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms.
House Bill 216 was approved on a 28-2 vote. The bill goes back to the House for consideration of changes made to the bill by the Senate.
The proposal makes having deadly weapons in courtrooms a misdemeanor on first offense. A second offense within five years would be a felony.
The presiding judge in the courtroom would be allowed to grant exceptions.
The ban would not apply to jury rooms or other parts of the courthouse.