CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill says she wants to make sure her rights are protected if a legislative investigation is launched into her administration of the state Education Department.

State House Speaker Tom Lubnau has asked the Legislature's Management Council to empanel a House committee to investigate information in a recent inquiry that Hill may have misused federal funds while she ran the agency. Hill was stripped of her authority over the agency by a new state law enacted this past winter.

Lubnau wants the House Rules Committee to conduct the investigation.

In a letter Thursday to the Gillette Republican, Hill said that all members of the committee voted for the new law.

She wants a committee consisting of House members who voted on both sides of the issue.