Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, speaks on House floor

Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, speaks during discussion at the 67th Wyoming Legislature in the House chamber on Jan. 12, 2023, in Cheyenne. Brown introduced an amendment Friday removing a long-term trust fund for the 988 suicide lifeline.

CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund on Friday, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account.

The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne. His new language removed the trust fund and directed the Wyoming Department of Health to request an appropriation to fund the suicide prevention system in its next budget request.

Jasmine Hall is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s state government reporter. She can be reached by email at jhall@wyomingnews.com or by phone at 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter @jasminerhphotos and on Instagram @jhrose25.

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