Administrative Rules


ABOUT US

The Secretary of State's Office is the repository for rules and regulations, and provides this centralized system to promote transparency and ease of access to rules by state agencies and the public. Individual agencies who have rule making authority are responsible for the promulgation and content of rules and regulations.

"[R]ules and regulations adopted pursuant to statutory authority have the force and effect of law." Doidge v. State Board of Charities and Reform, 789 P.2nd 880, 883 (Wyo. 1990).


ADMINISTRATIVE RULES SYSTEM

The rules system provides state government the ability to electronically submit proposed rule packets simultaneously to the Governor's Office, the Attorney General's Office, the Legislative Service Office and to the Secretary of State's Office. It provides efficiency to rule filers and facilitates the review of rules. Rule integrity is maintained through electronic design.

The 24/7 system provides: a mechanism to subscribe to instant electronic notice of changes to rules including proposed, final and emergency rules; the ability to comment on rules electronically or via traditional methods; strong and effective key word or phrase searching; links and tracking features to access the history of a chapter of rules; and visual links and icons to assist users in accessing rules.

WYOMING ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

The same enactment of the Legislature created an Administrative Code containing each rule adopted by a state agency, for the rule to be compiled, numbered and indexed in a unified manner. This permits the code to be easily amended and affords ease of use and accessibility to the public.  The Wyoming Administrative Code is available through the system link on the site’s home page.

Reference to rules and identification of rules in effect during specified periods is facilitated by use of state agency numbers, rule program numbers, rule chapter numbers, and each rule’s effective date.  This indexing method assures understanding of which rule is being discussed and when each rule version was effective.  

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

CONTACT

Rules are collaborative; we will do our very best to assist you! Please send your questions and comments to: Rules@wyo.gov