Wyoming Doomsday Bill Prepares Residents for 'End of Times'

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
February 28, 2012|5:04 pm

Lawmakers in Wyoming have drafted a bill in which they aim to plan for a wide-range of contingencies.

Considering the economic volatility domestically as well as overseas officials in Wyoming are advancing what has been come to be known as the "Doomsday Bill."

If passed, House Bill 85 would create a "government continuity task force" to study how a variety of crises would affect the state, such as an economic meltdown, a U.S. constitutional crisis, or disruptions in food and energy supplies, according to a draft of the bill.

The task force which would be created would include; state lawmakers, the director of the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, the state attorney general, the state adjutant general, the director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the director of the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

"This isn't about doomsday," the bill's sponsor, Republican state Rep. David Miller told The Daily Caller.

"It is just planning. I don't want people thinking that the federal government is going to be there every step of the way to solve all of their problems," he said.

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"Things can happen fast," Miller told The Daily Caller. "And if something serious were to happen to Wyoming, I'm not expecting a bunch of Federales to show up and save us."

Other Republicans echoed the sentiment of the bill reaffirming that lawmakers need to be proactive in taking steps to minimize losses should there be a catastrophe.

"I don't think there's anyone in this room today what would come up here and say that this country is in good shape, that the world is stable and in good shape, because that is clearly not the case," Republican state Rep. Lorraine Quarberg told the Casper Star Tribune.

The bill has already passed two readings in the Wyoming House, there is a vote on Tuesday and if passed the bill would be sent to the state Senate for consideration.

 

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