2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 19 - Defense Forces and Affairs
Chapter 9 - Wyoming National Guard
Article 4 - Rights and Duties of Officers and Enlisted Personnel
Section 19-9-401 - National Guard Members Granted Certain Exemptions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 19-9-401 (2019)

19-9-401. National Guard members granted certain exemptions.

(a) Members of the Wyoming national guard are exempt from:

(i) Labor on the public highways;

(ii) Service as jurors;

(iii) Garnishment or attachment of monies accruing from performance of military duty under orders of the governor.

(b) Every commissioned officer, warrant officer and enlisted man while engaged in active state service has all powers and immunities of other peace officers.

(c) No member of the Wyoming national guard in active state service shall incur any personal liability, civil or criminal, by reason of acts committed in the performance of his necessary duties incident to service under orders of the governor or any lawful superior if the acts are not palpably illegal, excessively violent or malicious. If any civil action is brought against a member by reason of an act or acts committed in the performance of his necessary duties, he is entitled to legal counsel to assist in his defense at state expense. Legal counsel for such purposes may be chosen by the guardsman subject to approval by the Wyoming attorney general and legal fees incurred shall be approved by either:

(i) The Wyoming attorney general if the case does not result in litigation; or

(ii) By the district judge before whom the case is tried.

(d) Any member of the Wyoming national guard who possesses a license or credentials to practice a trade or profession in another jurisdiction, or who meets the requirements of the Wyoming national guard for the practice of any professional, mechanical, teaching, training or other skill, may perform that practice, skill, trade or profession without first being licensed or otherwise possessing credentials under any Wyoming licensure laws during those times that he is serving in the Wyoming national guard in a state active service status.

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