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MCN Supreme Court nomination passes during BFJ session

MCN Supreme Court nomination passes during BFJ session

(MNN File Photo) A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held June 8 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Okla.

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CESA amendment postponed for one month

OKMULGEE, Okla. — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice committee meeting was held June 8 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

BFJ addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:

NCR 17-002 Selecting Jeremy Larney to serve on the Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise Board of Directors. Rep. James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The board position is required to hold a bachelor’s degree and have more than five years of business management experience or have five years of executive management experience.

The term for the position ends June 17, 2020.

NCR 17-003 Selecting Jeremy Larney to serve on the Muscogee Nation Businesses Board of Directors. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The board position is required to hold a bachelor’s degree and have more than five years of business management experience or have five years of executive management experience.

The term for the position ends June 17, 2020.

TR 17-085 Authorizing the adoption of policies and procedures for the MCN Contracting and Employment Support Office. Rep. David Hill sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The Nation adopted NCA 16-203, known as the MCN Contracting and Employment Support Act.

CESA established CESO and authorized that office to implement a policy and procedures.

The policy and procedures have been drafted and need to be reviewed by Council for adoption.

TR 17-086 Confirming the nomination of Amos McNac to serve as a Supreme Court justice of MCN. Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

Principal Chief James Floyd nominated Amos McNac to serve as a Supreme Court justice.

If confirmed, McNac will serve a six year term.

NCA 17-081 Repealing MCN Code Annotated Title 21, titled, ‘Gaming’ and creating a new Title 21, titled, “Gaming.” Hufft sponsored the amendment, which was postponed for one month with a vote of 3-0.

In 2015, the National Indian Gaming Commission offered a revised Model Gaming Ordinance to help tribes with meeting ordinance requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

To ensure the Nation’s compliance with IGRA and NIGC, the old language of Title 21 must be repealed.

The new law will be codified in Title 21.

NCA 17-104 Amending MCNCA Title 37, sub-section 2-203M to alter the distribution of funds. Rep. Lucian Tiger and Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0.

The language will be amended to read as follows:

For fiscal years 2018 – 2020 gaming revenue, fifteen percent shall be deposited into the Permanent Fund, regardless of the limitation set forth in subsection 2-203A. Ten percent shall be deposited into the Health Services Fund, regardless of the limitation set forth in sub-section 2-203E.

NCA 17-105 Amending MCNCA Title 16, sub-section 9-103, sub-section 9-108, sub-section 9-125., sub-section 9-129, and sub-section 9-135, titled, ‘MCN Contracting and Employment Support Act.’ Hill sponsored the amendment, which was postponed for one month with a vote of 3-0.

The legislation will be amended to read as ‘Title 16 Executive Branch, Chapter 9 MCN CESA.’

The following legislation was referred to BFJ from other committees for the funding source.

The funding sources are as follows:

NCA 17-085 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-086 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-087 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-089 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-091 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-092 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-093 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-094 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA17-095 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-096 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-097 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-098 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-099 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-100 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-101 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA17-102 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-106 – The funds will be drawn from the interest on the permanent fund account.

NCA 17-108 – The funds will be drawn from the capital improvement fund account.

NCA 17-109 – The funds will be drawn from the capital improvement fund account.

NCA 17-110 – The funds will be drawn from the capital improvement fund account.

Rep. Randall Hicks was absent.

Legislation will go before the full Council during the June 17 regular session for final approval.

Mvskoke Media will provide a breakdown of referred in its coverage of the Council’s Health, Education and Welfare; Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation and joint committee sessions.

 

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