Wyoming Legislature Begins
State of the State, Bill Tracking
by Wyoming Legislative Service Office
January 7, 2019
The 65th Wyoming Legislature will convene on Tuesday, January 8 at noon. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will give his first State of the State address January 9 at 10 a.m.
The 65thWyoming Legislature will convene in a Joint Session of the Wyoming Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday at 10 a.m., during the second day of legislative proceedings of the 2019 General Session.
A live audio stream of the event can be heard by clicking on the "Live Audio of 2019 Joint Session" link on the Legislature’s homepage at www.wyoleg.gov. In addition, the Wyoming Legislature will partner with the Governor’s Office to provide a live video stream of the event. A link to the video will be prominently displayed on the Governor’s homepage at governor.wy.gov. In the event of technical problems with the video, members of the public will still be able to listen to the event through the Legislature’s live audio link.
Wyoming residents are encouraged to use the Wyoming Legislature’s Website to track legislation and participate in policy making during the 2019 General Session in Cheyenne. The Web address is www.wyoleg.gov and is continually updated as each bill moves through the respective bodies. A variety of resources can be found on the site including all legislation and amendments sponsored by legislative committees and individual members. The text of each bill is posted on the Legislature’s Website as soon as the legislation is assigned a bill number.
All bills in the House and Senate can be tracked via the legislative Website by clicking on the "Browse 2019 Bills" link on the homepage. In addition, residents can also find information about how their elected officials voted by clicking on the "Votes" tab located on each bill page. The results are posted after each roll call vote is taken on the House and Senate Floor.
The times and dates of standing committee meetings and House and Senate daily floor schedules are also available on the Website. Calendars of floor proceedings in the Senate and House are posted in the late afternoon for the next day’s activities which include the legislation under consideration and the general order of business. You can also sign up to receive the committee notices and floor calendars electronically through the Legislature’s subscription service, available on the Legislature’s Website.
The public can listen to live audio of the daily House and Senate proceedings. The audio can be heard by using any device that plays audio files and can be found by clicking on the "Audio Broadcasts of the 2019 Session" link on the homepage.
The Website also provides a variety of ways for residents to contact their representatives including e-mail addresses for all legislators and the "Online Hotline" which allows the public to recommend support for or opposition to a piece of legislation and leave a comment regarding a bill.