Wyoming panel endorses bill to display ‘In God We Trust’

March 6, 2018

Wyoming state Rep. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, shows an example of an "In God We Trust" placard in Cheyenne, Wyo. Steinmetz is sponsoring a bill that would allow people to donate such placards for display in prominent places in state buildings and schools. Her bill has been approved by the state House and is now being considered in the state Senate, winning the endorsement of a Senate committee on Tuesday. (AP Photo by Bob Moen)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would allow for displaying “In God We Trust” placards in Wyoming public school classrooms and state government buildings is advancing through the state Legislature.

The Senate Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources Committee approved House Bill 133 Tuesday on a 4-1 vote. It now goes to the full House for floor debate. It has already passed the Senate.

The bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Cheri Steinmetz, of Lingle. Under the bill, placards donated by people may be displayed prominently in the state Capitol, the library and lobby of public schools and other state buildings.

Steinmetz says the “In God We Trust” phrase is the nation’s motto and is displayed at a lot of federal buildings as well as on U.S. currency.

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