2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 28 - Legislature
Chapter 8 - Legislative Service Office
Section 28-8-114 - Legal Actions Authorized; Employment of Counsel.
28-8-114. Legal actions authorized; employment of counsel.
(a) The legislature finds that proper interpretation and administration of the constitution and legislative enactments of the state of Wyoming are matters of great public interest and importance, and the legislature has a sufficient interest in the proper interpretation and administration of the constitution and its own enactments to provide standing for the legislature to prosecute an action for declaratory judgment to protect its interests and the interests of the public.
(b) The legislature by a majority vote of the members of both houses when in session, or the management council by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the council during the interim, is authorized to commence and prosecute an action for declaratory judgment in the courts of this state, or of the United States, when such action is deemed necessary or advisable to protect the rights, powers and interests of the legislature or assure proper interpretation or administration of the constitution, statutes or administrative rules of Wyoming.
(c) The legislature may by resolution direct the management council to prosecute an action. The management council may commence an action upon its own motion.
(d) The legislature or the management council may direct the legal staff of the legislative service office to commence and prosecute the action, or it may employ private counsel for such purposes, as it deems advisable.