(a) There is created the Wyoming department of state parks and cultural resources
consisting of the agencies, programs and functions specified in this section.
(b) The administrative head of the department shall be a director appointed by the
governor not later than July 1, 1999, with the advice and consent of the senate. The director may, with the approval of the governor, appoint administrators for
each of the divisions. The governor may remove the director and division administrators as provided in
W.S. 9-1-202. The director may employ professional, technical and other assistants to work in
the director's office or in any of the divisions, along with other employees, as authorized
by the legislature, to carry out the duties of the department.
(c) The following agencies are assigned to the department of state parks and cultural
resources under a Type 1 transfer:
(i) The division of state parks and historic sites from the department of commerce;
(ii) The parks and cultural resources commission;
(iii) The division of cultural resources from the department of commerce;
(iv) The Wyoming council on the arts from the department of commerce;
(v) The division of administrative services from the department of commerce;
(vi) The Wyoming pioneer memorial museum from the department of agriculture.
(d) As used in this section:
(i) “Commerce” means the department of commerce;
(ii) “Governor” means the office of the governor;
(iii) “State parks and cultural resources” means the department of state parks and cultural resources created by this section.
(e) The following divisions are created within the department of state parks and cultural
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