2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
CHAPTER 9 - WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD
ARTICLE 4 - RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONNEL
SECTION 19-9-403 - Pay and allowances of officers and enlisted men in active state service and state active duty; worker's compensation coverage for national guard members; no pension denied by reason of service.
19-9-403. Pay and allowances of officers and enlisted men in active state service and state active duty; worker's compensation coverage for national guard members; no pension denied by reason of service.
(a) Officers and enlisted men while in active state service shall receive the same pay and allowances as are paid for the same rank and grade for service in the armed forces of the United States. The adjutant general may pay or reimburse reasonable medical expenses incurred by an officer or enlisted man as a direct consequence of state active duty. Medical expenses paid or reasonably eligible for payment by any third party on behalf of the officer or enlisted man shall not be eligible for payment or reimbursement. The adjutant general shall determine, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted under this subsection, whether medical expenses incurred by an officer or enlisted man are the consequence of state active duty.
(b) Members of the Wyoming national guard while in state active duty by order or voluntarily at the request of the governor shall be deemed state employees for purpose of being covered under the Wyoming Worker's Compensation Act and their state active duty shall be considered as an extrahazardous occupation under W.S. 27-14-108.
(c) No member of the national guard shall be denied or deprived of any pension, bounty, gratuity or hospitalization to which he is now entitled under the laws of Wyoming because of service therein.
(d) The state shall pay the matriculation fees and tuition in any university, junior college or vocational training institution in Wyoming for the children and spouse of any member of the Wyoming national guard who dies or sustains a permanent total disability resulting from duty as a guardsman while on state active duty or any authorized training duty.