The House advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow felons to file motions for new trials based on newly discovered non-DNA evidence.
Lawmakers approved House Bill 211 on a voice vote on its first of three readings in the chamber.
The state currently allows felons to get a new trial only if there is new DNA evidence. Felons also have a five-year period to file an appeal after their conviction.
But Rep. Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, the sponsor of the bill, said after that time there is not much that could be done for those seeking to be exonerated using non-DNA evidence.