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Published — December 31, 2001 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Wyoming

A snapshot of ethics practices in Wyoming

Introduction

Oversight Summary
Oversight Survey

Wyoming is one of 27 states in which no outside agency oversees ethical conduct of state legislators. It is one of 8 of those states where any outside oversight for members of the legislature is lumped in with the responsibilities of the secretary of state or attorney general.

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What, if any, ethics agency exists in the state?

None.

If the above agency does not oversee legislators, is legislative oversight defined in statute?

No.

Are there state statutes that address ethical conduct for legislators?

Yes. Wyoming Statutes Title 9, Chapter 13, “Government Ethics,” applies to legislators, as does Wyoming Statutes Title 6, Chapter 5, “Offenses Against Public Administration.”
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/titles/title09/chapter13.htm
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/titles/title06/chapter05.htm

When were the ethics statutes enacted?

1998

Where do legislators file outside interest disclosures?

Wyoming Secretary of State, Election Administration. See Info Resources.
http://soswy.state.wy.us/election/election.htm

Where do legislators file campaign finance disclosures?

Wyoming Secretary of State, Election Administration
http://soswy.state.wy.us/election/election.htm

Where are lobbying disclosures filed?

Wyoming Secretary of State, Election Administration
http://soswy.state.wy.us/election/election.htm

Note: Some information provided by the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws’ “Ethics Update” 2000. For more information or to purchase the reference, visit www.cogel.org.

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