About Wyoming Legislation
The Wyoming Legislative database contains over 77,000 digitized records that span a wide range of Wyoming history, from territorial days to the present. These digitized records create a robust collection of Wyoming Legislative history that includes Wyoming Territorial and State House and Senate Journals, Bills, Bill Actions, Enrolled Acts, Session Laws, and Session Audio files.
Legislative Journals (1869 - Present)
The Legislative Journals are daily records of the events and actions taken by the Wyoming Territorial, and later, State House and Senate. They provide a detailed account on the actions taken on each bill and any representative actions taken during the Legislative Session.
House and Senate Bills (1869 – 2000)
The digitized bills begin with the first Territorial Legislative Session that was convened in 1869. Bills that both passed and failed during the Legislative Sessions are included. Bills from 2001 to the present can be found on the Wyoming Legislative Service Office website.
Bill Actions (1957 - 2000)
Bill Actions are timelines of actions for each bill, and show their progress from being introduced on the House or Senate floor to their passage or failure in a particular Legislative Session.
Enrolled Act (1869 – 2014)
Enrolled Acts are the final copy of a bill or resolution that was passed by both the State House and Senate during a Legislative Session.
Session Laws (1869 – Present)
Session Laws are records of the Bills that were passed during a particular Legislative Session. The Session Laws contain the final wording of the bills and included any changes or amendments that were passed for the bills final passage.
Session Audio (1997 – 2020)
Session Audio files are the daily recordings of the events and actions taken on the House and Senate Chamber floors. The Session Audio files are divided into recording files for individual days. The State Senate audio files begin in 1997 and continue to 2020. The State House audio files begin in 1996 and continue to 2020. Audio files newer than the 2020 Legislative Session can be found on the Wyoming Legislative Service Office website.
This project is a service of the Wyoming State Library, in partnership with the Legislative Service Office and the Wyoming State Archives, with funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.
Other Resources for Legislative Research
Legislative Session Archives (2001-2022);
Historical Facts about the Wyoming Legislature (helpful in finding dates and locations of legislative sessions).