2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 23-2-410 - Powers and duties of board; generally; employees; licensing and regulation.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 23-2-410 (2018)

23-2-410. Powers and duties of board; generally; employees; licensing and regulation.

(a) The board shall:

(i) Adopt an official seal;

(ii) Carry out the provisions of this act and in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, adopt necessary rules and regulations for carrying out this act including requirements for training, experience and knowledge of relevant law and rules and regulations as may be imposed upon outfitters and professional guides, the content and requirements for examination of license applicants and other necessary and reasonable rules;

(iii) Report to the governor in accordance with W.S. 9-2-1014.

(b) The board may employ personnel as required to carry out this act and establish compensation for any employees subject to legislative budget authorization. The board may investigate alleged violations of this act, including but not limited to violations of W.S. 23-2-407(a). In enforcing this act and its rules and regulations, the board shall require investigators to receive peace officer training and qualification under W.S. 9-1-701 through 9-1-708.

(c) The board shall license and regulate outfitters and professional guides in this state and shall:

(i) Examine applicants for licensure under this act;

(ii) Deny or approve applications for licensure and may revoke or suspend licenses in accordance with this act and its rules and regulations;

(iii) Conduct hearings upon complaints received relative to licensees. The board may require the complainant to appear before the board in an investigation or a hearing the board conducts. The board may summarily dismiss a complaint upon failure of the complainant to appear or otherwise cooperate with the board;

(iv) Impose reasonable restrictions and limitations upon licensees as necessary to implement this act;

(v) Designate areas within the state as recommended by the commission for game management purposes in which a licensee may conduct outfitting or professional guiding under the license;

(vi) Repealed by Laws 1991, ch. 156, § 2.

(d) Unless a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause that a private property owner is engaged in illegal outfitting activities, investigators of the board shall not enter onto private property without express permission from the property owner. The board shall not require private landowners to sign an authorization form for outfitters licensed by the board to enter lands owned by the person.

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