About the wyoming legislature
The Wyoming Legislature is a 90-member citizen legislature, meaning the members elected serve part-time and this is typically not the members’ primary occupation. Wyoming remains one of the few states that have a true part-time citizen legislature. While the part-time nature of the institution allows members to stay in close contact with their constituents, it also means that they do not enjoy the same accommodations provided to full-time legislators in larger states, such as personal staff.
Legislative Session Future Start Dates
- 2022 Budget Session – February 14
- 2023 General Session – January 10
- 2024 Budget Session – February 12
- 2025 General Session – January 14
In even numbered years, the Legislature convenes in a Budget Session beginning on the second Monday of February, which typically lasts 20 legislative days.
In odd years, the Legislature meets in a General Session, beginning on the second Tuesday of January. The General Session is limited to 40 legislative days.
Special sessions may be called at any time by the Governor or the Legislature.
There are several different kinds of committees: Standing Session, Joint Interim, Select Legislative Committees and Task Forces. Each legislator serves on multiple committees during legislative sessions and the interim, the time between sessions.
Resources come from the Wyoming State Legislature unless otherwise noted.