2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 7 - FOOD AND DRUGS
ARTICLE 2 - STATE CHEMIST
SECTION 35-7-201 - Under direction of department of agriculture; appointment; duties generally; salary and expenses; fee for analysis.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-201 (2017)

35-7-201. Under direction of department of agriculture; appointment; duties generally; salary and expenses; fee for analysis.

(a) The office of state chemist heretofore created by the legislature is hereby transferred with all present and existing appropriations and all property under its control to the state department of agriculture of Wyoming, and shall hereafter be under the direction and supervision of said department. The state chemist shall be appointed by the state board of agriculture with the approval of the Wyoming personnel division and his salary shall be determined and fixed by the Wyoming personnel division to be paid by the state of Wyoming out of any money not otherwise appropriated, the same to be paid by the state auditor in the manner provided for the payment of other accounts against the state, and he shall receive no other salary.

(b) It shall be the duty of the state chemist to make or cause to be made, analysis of such foods, drugs, drinks, gasoline, illuminating oils or other materials relative to the enforcement of this article, as shall be submitted to him or shall be deemed advisable for such analysis, and make a full and complete written report of the same, and when so requested, it shall be his duty to testify in court. He shall receive his necessary traveling expenses as paid to other state employees as allowed by law, to be paid by the state of Wyoming when employed in performing the duties of his office.

(c) Any person, firm, corporation or association, with the exception of cities, counties and state regulatory agencies, who shall submit any article or commodity for analysis or examination shall remit such fee as may be established for the purpose of making this service available to the general public at a reasonable cost, but which fee shall be comparable to that charged for the same service by commercial laboratories operating within the state. Accounting shall be made of all fees so received by the state chemist and shall be paid into the general fund.

(d) The state chemist may allow the testing, inspection and reporting requirements of this article to be conducted electronically as provided by the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act, W.S. 40-21-101 through 40-21-119 and any applicable federal electronic requirements.

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