This library of legislative materials contains journals, or digests of the journals, from the first territorial legislature that convened in 1869 up to the present. It also contains digitized bills from 1873 to 2000, in addition to bill actions—a record of actions done on each introduced bill—from 1957-2000. 2001-present legislation is available through the session archives.
The journals changed to digests in 1957, but sometimes in later years they are called journals even though they are really digests. The journals were a day-to-day record of what was covered during the session. The digests split out the bills and describe the actions taken on that bill. Therefore, if you are researching a bill in a journal, it is difficult to track. On the other hand, if you want to know what all was covered on a specific day in a digest, it is difficult to track. Digitizing them and making them searchable will make it easy to research bills, actions taken on a bill, who was involved with a bill, how they voted on a bill, etc.
This project was done in conjunction with the Legislative Service Office, the Wyoming State Archives, with funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.
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OTHER SOURCES FOR LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH
Legislative Session Archives (2001-2012):
Wyoming State Archives:
Wyoming State Library:
Wyoming State Law Library:
Legislative History of Wyoming Laws:
Historical Facts about the Wyoming Legislature helpful in finding dates and locations of legislative sessions:
Paul Goodson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative & Research Librarian
Wyoming State Library
2800 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.