2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 28 - Legislature
Chapter 5 - Compensation of Members
Section 28-5-101 - Schedule of Compensation, per Diem and Travel Expenses.
28-5-101. Schedule of compensation, per diem and travel expenses.
(a) Repealed By Laws 2011, Ch. 129, § 202.
(b) The amount to be received by each member of the legislature for expenses shall be one hundred nine dollars ($109.00) per day.
(c) Repealed by Laws 2016, ch. 51, § 2.
(d) Each member of the legislature shall receive one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day as salary in addition to the mileage rate provided for in this subsection. Each member of the legislature may receive the mileage rate provided for in this subsection for the total round trip mileage from Cheyenne to the legislator's home for not more than one (1) trip each week during the period the legislature is in session, provided the legislature is in session for a period of not less than two (2) weeks and the legislator claiming the mileage reimbursement shall submit a verified claim for mileage to the legislative service office. Each member of the legislature shall receive a mileage rate as established by the state auditor to be reflective of the average of all direct and indirect costs of driving a motor vehicle. In establishing the mileage rate the state auditor:
(i) May use a rate established by another entity if the rate reflects these costs;
(ii) Shall adjust the rate each year on January 1;
(iii) Shall not establish the rate at an amount exceeding the maximum nontaxable rates allowed by the internal revenue service at the time of travel.
(e) During the interim each member of the legislature shall be paid the following amounts, subject to subsection (f) of this section:
(i) The full daily statutory salary for four (4) days per month for floor leaders and committee chairmen, six (6) days for the speaker of the house and the president of the senate, and two (2) days per month for all other members of the legislature for each month the legislature is not in session;
(ii) The full daily statutory salary for each day the member is engaged in work for the management council, a standing committee, interim committee, select committee or a committee authorized by law;
(iii) One-half (1/2) the full daily statutory salary for one (1) day of preparation for each day the member is engaged in work for the management council, a standing committee, interim committee, select committee or a committee authorized by law to allow the member to prepare for the interim activity;
(iv) One-half (1/2) the full daily statutory salary for each day during which the member travels to engage in or returns from an interim activity for which he is entitled to receive salary under paragraph (ii) of this subsection;
(v) Full daily statutory per diem, or actual expenses in lieu of per diem if authorized by management council policy, for each day during which he travels to engage in, return from or engages in an interim activity for which he is entitled to receive salary under paragraph (ii) of this subsection, or an activity approved by the management council or the chairman of an interim committee of which he is a member; and
(vi) Statutory mileage for necessary travel to attend and return from an approved interim activity.
(f) Notwithstanding subsection (e) of this section, no member of the legislature shall receive a salary in any month the legislature is not in session in excess of the amount equal to the full daily statutory salary multiplied by the number of days in that month.