2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 28 - LEGISLATURE
CHAPTER 8 - LEGISLATIVE SERVICE OFFICE
SECTION 28-8-102 - Management council; membership; vacancies; meetings; rules and regulations; quorum; officers.
28-8-102. Management council; membership; vacancies; meetings; rules and regulations; quorum; officers.
(a) Activities of the office shall be directed by a management council composed of the president, vice president, majority and minority floor leaders or their respective designees of the senate, plus two (2) senators selected at large not more than one (1) of which shall be from the same political party as the president; and the speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority and minority floor leaders or their respective designees of the house plus two (2) representatives selected at large, not more than one (1) of which shall be from the same political party as the speaker. The two (2) senators selected at large shall be selected by caucus of the two (2) major political parties in the senate, meeting separately, and the (2) representatives selected at large shall be selected by caucus of the two (2) major political parties of the house, meeting separately. These twelve (12) members shall select one (1) additional member at large from the house of which the chairman of the management council is not a member. The member at large shall not be from the same party as the chairman of the management council. Chairmanship of the management council shall be rotated between the house and senate after each two (2) year session so that the chairman shall not be from the same house as the chairman who served for the preceding legislative term. The members of the management council shall be the legislative representatives in directing the day-to-day functions of the office and the entire membership of the legislature shall have the ultimate control and supervision over policy of the office.
(b) Succeeding management councils shall be composed of said officers serving during the legislative session. Membership on the management council shall terminate upon qualification of a member's successor or upon the termination of the member's position held within his respective chamber, whichever first occurs. Vacancies occurring by reason of refusal or inability to serve during a period when the legislature is or is not in session, or for any other reason, shall be filled by a member of the body through appointment by a majority vote of the remaining members on the council of his political party. The council shall keep minutes of its meetings, which shall be available to all members of the legislature upon request. Any member of the legislature shall have the right to attend any of the meetings of the management council and may present his views on any relevant subject.
(c) The management council may promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the internal management of the office, including the respective duties of the director and the staff. The rules of practice comprised in Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the management council, all interim committees, and investigative committees in all cases in which they are not inconsistent with the rules and orders as specifically adopted by the management council.
(d) The management council shall meet promptly following its creation. A majority of the management council shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business. It shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. The chairman and vice-chairman shall not be members of the same body.