BOK sponsorship discussed during Council BFJ

BOK sponsorship discussed during Council BFJ
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Oct. 16 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. (Mark Hill/Graphic Design Supervisor)

Lighthorse bodycam project postponed

Kevin Barnett/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Oct. 16 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Audio of the session is available at: www.mcnnc.com.

All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Oct. 24.

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

TR 18-120 Amending TR 16-093 (A tribal resolution of the MCN approving beer sales at the Broken Arrow Tobacco Outlet, Mingo Tobacco Outlet and MCN smoke shops). Rep. Lucian Tiger sponsored the resolution, which passed 2-0.

The resolution allows for the sale of beer in excess of or stronger than 3.2 percent by volume at the listed locations.

TR 18-121 Approving and authorizing the sponsorship agreement for BOK Center and SMG Special Events with SMG. Rep. David Hill sponsored the resolution, which passed 2-0.

The resolution allows the Nation to enter into the sponsorship agreement with the BOK Center and SMG for sponsorship to be advertised as “the official casino partner of the BOK Center.”

It also allows for the advertisement material to be displayed at all public events held at the BOK Center for the duration of the 10-year term of the sponsorship agreement.

NCA 18-151 Authorizing the expenditure of $82,500 in grant funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for the benefit of the MCN’s Lighthorse Police Department for the body-worn camera policy and implementation project. Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the amendment, which was postponed for one month.

The amendment would allow for the use of DOJ grant funds awarded to LTPD to begin employing body-worn cameras.

BFJ approved the funding source for all referred legislation as interest on the Permanent Fund.

Details of this legislation can be found in Mvskoke Media’s coverage of the Health, Education and Welfare Committee, Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee and joint committee sessions.

Reps. Adam Jones and Hufft were absent from the committee meeting.

 

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