Wyoming Statutes Title 1. Code of Civil Procedure § 1-40-102. Definitions

(a) As used in this act [ §§ 1-40-101 through 1-40-119 ]:

(i) “Account” means the crime victims' compensation account established by W.S. 1-40-114 ;

(iii) “Criminal act” means an act committed or attempted in this state, including an act of domestic violence, which constitutes a crime as defined by the laws of this state or an act of terrorism, as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2331 committed outside the United States, and which results in actual bodily injury, or actual mental harm, or death to the victim.  No act involving the operation of a motor vehicle, boat or aircraft which results in injury or death constitutes a crime for the purpose of this act unless the injury or death was recklessly or intentionally inflicted through the use of the vehicle, boat or aircraft, or unless the act constitutes a violation of W.S. 31-5-233 ;

(iv) “Dependent” means any relative of the victim who was wholly or partially dependent upon the victim's income at the time of his injury or death and includes the child of the victim born after his death;

(v) “Economic loss” means and includes medical and hospital expenses, loss of earnings, loss of future earnings resulting from the injury, funeral and burial expenses and loss of support to the dependents of the victim to include home maintenance and child care;

(vi) “Medical expense” includes the cost of all medical and dental services, mental health counseling and care, dental and prosthetic devices, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses, and services rendered in accordance with any method of healing recognized by the law of this state;

(vii) “Personal injury” means actual bodily injury or actual mental harm;

(viii) “Relative of the victim” means his spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, child including natural born child, stepchild or adopted child, grandchild, brother or sister;

(ix) “Victim” means:

(A) A person who suffers personal injury or is killed in this state as a direct result of:

(I) A criminal act of another person;

(II) The person's good faith and reasonable effort in attempting to prevent the commission of a criminal act, or to apprehend a person engaging in a criminal act or assisting a law enforcement officer to do so;

(III) Assisting or attempting to assist a person against whom a crime is being perpetrated or attempted;

(IV) A federal crime occurring in Wyoming.

(B) A resident who is a victim of a crime occurring outside this state if:

(I) The crime would be compensable had it occurred inside this state;  and

(II) The crime occurred in a state which does not have a crime victim compensation program, for which the victim is eligible as eligibility is set forth in W.S. 1-40-101 through 1-40-119 .

(C) A resident of this state who is injured or killed by an act of terrorism, as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2331 , committed outside the United States;

(D) Family members who are Wyoming residents and who have suffered a pecuniary loss as a result of a terrorist attack in the United States, regardless of the actual victim's residency;

(E) A resident of this state who is a victim of a crime involving terrorism occurring outside this state if:

(I) The crime would be compensable had it occurred within this state;  and

(II) The resident of this state suffered a pecuniary loss as a direct result of the act of terrorism committed in another state of the United States.

(x) “Division” means the victim services division within the office of the attorney general, created by W.S. 9-1-636 ;

(xi) “Catastrophic injury” means any permanent disability of limbs or functions as a result of being a victim of a crime;

(xii) “Clandestine laboratory operation remediation” means a remediation of a clandestine laboratory operation carried out by a law enforcement agency acting as an emergency responder pursuant to W.S. 35-9-152(a)(i) .

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