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Wyoming Legislative Service Office

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The Wyoming Legislative Service Office is a non-partisan, all-purpose legislative service agency serving members and staff of the Wyoming Legislature. The agency handles both general and fiscal research needs.

History

The Wyoming Legislative Service Office was first created on an act of the Wyoming Legislature in 1971[1].

Governance

The Legislative Service Office is led by an Executive Director that leads a 40 person staff[2].

Services offered

Bill drafting

The Legal Services division of the Wyoming LSO handles all bill drafting for members and staff of the Wyoming Legislature[3].

Constituent services

The Legislative Service Office handles constituent services for all of Wyoming's legislators as they do not have full-time staff[1].

IT/Technology Support

The Legislative Service Office also has information technology staff to assist the members and staff of the Wyoming Legislature with all its technology needs. This includes training, providing computer software, and technical support[4].

Research

The Wyoming LSO has a Legislative Research and Information Division that handles all general research for members of the Wyoming Legislature. The research is done on the request of legislators[5].

School finance

Also, the Wyoming LSO has a separate public school finance division. This was created after the Wyoming Supreme Court declared the public school financing system unconstitutional. The LSO handles the legislature's duties of handling approval of capital projects and handle school finance reform issues[6].

Wyoming Budget and Fiscal Analysis

The LSO has a division that handles the Wyoming Budget and other fiscal related issues. The Budget and Fiscal Division help write the budget for the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Committee and also prepares fiscal notes for all proposed legislation[7].

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