The upcoming budget session of the Wyoming Legislature will begin Monday in Cheyenne. Since it is a budget session, it will be much shorter than a general session of the Legislature. Former State Representative Mike Madden was a recent guest on our news talk show Public Pulse, where he said that the abbreviated session may be an eye opener for legislators.
Madden said that what makes it especially challenging during a budget session is the fact that except for the budget bill, all other bills require a two-thirds vote from the Senate or House for introduction during the session.
According to the Legislative Service Office, the Wyoming Legislature meets in a budget session on even numbered years, and the session typically lasts 20 days, while the general session is held on odd numbered years and is limited to 40 legislative days.