We want to help you be informed and engaged during Wyoming’s legislative process.

Please use this information to get to know the issues and reach out to your legislators on bills that matter to you.
Resources come from the Wyoming State Legislature unless otherwise noted.

About Wyoming’s Legislature

Schedule:
Next General Session – January 12, 2021

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.

Committees:

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.

2020 Special Session

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided the State government of Wyoming with one billion two hundred fifty million dollars ($1,250,000,000) for costs that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID19.

Governor Mark Gordon convened a special (virtual) session of the Wyoming Legislature to appropriate the CARES Act funds and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers met on May 15-16 and spent two full days discussing four mirrored bill.

Visit Lawmakers begin appropriating federal aid money to learn more.

Trish Worley, Tara Muir, Jennifer Wilmetti, Megan Degenfelder, Bekah Smith, Alex Shannon and Jennifer Simon pose for a photo in the rotunda of the Wyoming State Capitol Building.
Photo by Wyoming Community Foundation

2020 Legislative Session

The Wyoming Legislature convened for 24 days in 2020. Lawmakers introduced a record 398 bills and passed 167 into law.

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