Wyoming FOIA Laws

Wyoming Public Meeting Law

The Wyoming Public Meeting Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Chapter 16 Article 4 of the Wyoming statutes define the law. The law states that a meeting is a gathering of a quorum the members of a public body, which was called by the public body with the intention of discussing public business. If violated, public officers are guilty of a misdemeanor and can be assessed fines of up to $750.

Public Meetings Law Wyo. Stat. § 16-4-401 et seq.

Closed: Sessions regarding threats to security; personnel matters; parole board meetings regarding granting of parole; purchasing or leasing of property; and meetings regarding anonymous gifts to public agencies.

Wyoming Sunshine Law

The Wyoming Sunshine Lawis a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels. The definition of records includes all documents, no matter their physical form, that have been created or received by government agencies in the course of public business.

Anyone can request public records and a statement of purpose is not required, nor are there restrictions placed on the use of public records. The Wyoming Sunshine Law does not specify response times.

Sunshine Law Wyo. Stat. § 16-4-201 et seq.

Exempt: Some law enforcement investigation records; testing materials; details of state institutions’ research projects; labor negotiations; school board and university student disciplinary records; and medical records of publicly funded hospitals.

Visit, Wyoming Sample FOIA Request, to view a sample FOIA request for the state.