The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that House Bill 93 passed the House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday by a 5-4 vote. Under the legislation, civil penalties would rise from a range of $5,000-$70,000 to a range of $8,000-$120,000 for each violation.
If the violation causes the death of an employee, the civil penalty amounts would increase to a range of $50,000-$250,000. For an employer with 25 or fewer employees, the minimum penalty would not be less than $25,000.
Fines for failing to fix problems or violating specific areas also would rise