The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee voted to sponsor a bill that calls for a proposed constitutional amendment that would specify that individuals in Wyoming have a right to privacy.

State Senator Chris Rothfuss (SD-9), who leads the legislative Task Force on Digital Information Privacy which includes lawmakers and private citizens, presented a package bills to the committee on Friday November 14, 2014.

Rothfuss says the constitutional amendment makes it clear that an individual's privacy won't be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest.

The measure would go to state voters in 2016 if it clears the Legislature in next year's session.