2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 6 - Public Defender
Section 7-6-113 - Funding.
(a) The total state and federal funding of the public defender program shall be eighty-five percent (85%) of the state public defender budget.
(b) Each county shall appropriate funds to supplement the state public defender budget in accordance with an equitable formula determined by the state public defender and the budget division of the department of administration and information in cooperation with the legislative service office, taking into account the following factors:
(i) The population of each county;
(ii) The assessed valuation of each county; and
(iii) The serious crime case load of each county.
(c) The total amount of money collected from the counties shall equal fifteen percent (15%) of the state public defender budget. The state public defender shall notify each county of its proportional share and shall by June 30 of each fiscal year invoice the county for its proportionate share. In the event a county does not make payments within ninety (90) days, the state treasurer may deduct the amount from sales tax revenues due to the county from the state and shall credit the amount to the general fund.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to the guardian ad litem program administered by the office of the public defender and the budget for that program shall be as provided in W.S. 14-12-101 through 14-12-104.