2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 21 - Education
Chapter 23 - Wyoming Public Television
Section 21-23-101 - Wyoming Public Television Council; Membership; Duties; Report.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 21-23-101 (2021)

21-23-101. Wyoming public television council; membership; duties; report.

(a) There is created the Wyoming public television council. The council shall consist of nine (9) members as follows:

(i) One (1) member appointed by the president of the president's council of the Wyoming community college commission;

(ii) One (1) member appointed by the president of the University of Wyoming;

(iii) One (1) member appointed by the superintendent of public instruction;

(iv) The executive director of the Wyoming community college commission who may co-chair the council;

(v) The president of the Central Wyoming Community College;

(vi) A representative from the Wyoming association of public school administrators as designated by the association;

(vii) The general manager of Wyoming public television who may co-chair the council;

(viii) Two (2) members at large appointed by the governor.

(b) The members appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a)(i) through (iii) of this section shall serve terms of two (2) years. The member of the council designated by the Wyoming association of public school administrators and the two (2) members at large appointed by the governor shall serve terms of four (4) years. For the initial council, one (1) member at large appointed by the governor shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years. Each member shall hold office until his successor is appointed and has been qualified.

(c) Ad hoc nonvoting members may also be appointed by the director of the department of family services, the director of the department of transportation, the director of the department of workforce services and the executive director of the Wyoming business council.

(d) The council shall serve in an advisory role for Wyoming public television (WPTV) and assist in fulfilling the mission of public television to provide educational, cultural and informational programming to the residents of this state. The council shall make recommendations each year to the Wyoming community college commission on the proposed budget of WPTV. The council shall participate in WPTV's strategic planning that will include measurable performance standards through the development of specific goals and objectives. The council shall review progress in achieving stated goals and objectives, monitor use of state funds granted to WPTV and report its findings to the Wyoming community college commission, the board of trustees of the Central Wyoming College, the governor and the legislature. The council shall meet not less than two (2) times each year.

(e) The Wyoming community college commission shall provide necessary administrative and technical assistance to the council in carrying out the council's duties as provided by this section.

(f) Members of the council shall not receive payment for their services but shall be entitled to receive travel reimbursement in the same manner as state employees as provided by W.S. 9-3-102.

(g) On or before December 1 of each year, the council shall file a report on its activities including findings and recommendations on the operations of Wyoming public television. The report shall be filed with the governor, members of the joint appropriations interim committee, the Wyoming community college commission and the Central Wyoming College board of trustees.

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