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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians - Code
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Received: July 2012

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Arbitration Ordinance -- 1.  Title.  2.  Scope of ordinance.  3.  Agreements to arbitrate are enforceable.  4. Law to be applied.  5.  Stay of proceedings and order to proceed with arbitration.  6.  Advice of the court.  7.  Time within which award shall be rendered.  8.  Application for order confirming award; record to be filed with Clerk of Court; effect and enforcement of judgment.  9.  Arbitration award not appealable.  10.  Jurisdiction of the tribal court in actions to which the band is a party. (4 pgs).

Burial Fund Code -- 1.  Title.  2.  Purpose.  3.  Authority.  4.  Definitions.  5.  Creation and maintenance of a burial fund.  6.  Eligibility for the burial benefit.  7.  Application procedures for obtaining burial benefit.  8.  Processing applications.  9.  Payment of burial benefit.  10.  Temporary exception from application requirements.  11. Reimbursement for prepayment of funeral and/or monument expenses. 12. Effective date for burial benefits.  13.  Effective date of this code.  14.  Benefits subject to the availability of funds.  15.  No vested right. (13 pgs.).

Child Protection Code -- 1.  Purpose.  2.  Authority.  3.  Definitions.  4.  Jurisdiction of the court.  5.  Officers of the tribal court.  6.  Department of Social Services.  7.  Protective services.  8.  Child welfare.  9.  Child protection and multidisciplinary teams.  10.  Reporting and investigating child abuse or neglect.  11.  General provisions regarding proceedings under this code.  12.  Service of summonses, subpoenas, notices, and other documents.  13.  Putative fathers.  14.  Placement of children.  15.  Removal orders.  16.  Transfers of jurisdiction.  17.  Intervention in and transfer from state court.  18.  Emergency removal for protective custody and emergency medical treatment.  19.  Child protection petitions.  20.  Preliminary hearings.  21.  Adjudication hearings.  22.  Disposition hearings.  23.  Disposition review hearings.  24.  Termination of parental rights.  25.  Full guardianship or conservatorship.  26.  Permanency planning.  27.  Voluntary relinquishment of parental rights.  28.  Authorization for medical care.  29.  Delegations of parental authority.  30.  Adoption.  31.  Emancipation of a minor.  32.  Child protection records.  33.  Motions for rehearings or reconsideration.  34.  Appeals.  35.  Enforcement.  36.  Savings clause.  (57 pgs).

Civil Right Ordinance -- 1.  Title.  2.  Declaration of civil rights.  3.  Enforcement and remedies.  4.  Persuasive legal authority.  5.  Tribal preference policies unaffected. (3 pgs).

Code of Offenses -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES: 1. General Preliminary Provisions. 2. Liability Principles. 3. Affirmative Defenses and Justifiable Use of Force. 4. Inchoate Offenses. 5. Offenses Involving Damages to the Person. 6. Sex Crimes. 7. Offenses Against the Family. 8. Offenses Against Property. 9. Offenses Against Public Administration. 10. Offenses Against Public Order. 11. Communications Offenses. 12. Weapons Offenses. 13. Intoxicating Substances. 14. Crimes and Liabilities Concerning Gaming. 15. Adoption of State Laws for Crimes Not Listed in Tribal Code. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: 1. General Preliminary Provisions. 2. Investigative Procedures. 3. Arrest and Related Procedures. 4. Presence of Defendant and Right to Counsel. 5. Bond. 6. Arraignment of the Defendant. 7. Pretrial Motions and Discovery. 8. Trial. 9. Juries. 10. Service and Judgment. CIVIL OFFENSES: 1. Adoption of State Vehicle Codes. 2. Civil Prosecution of Non-Indians. 3. Enforcement of Civil Offenses on Non-Tribal Members. (82 pgs).

Elders Council Code --Section 1. Re-establishment of Elders Council. 2. Governmental Instrumentality. 3. Purpose of the Elders Council. 4. Definitions. 5. Duties of the Elders Council. 6. Elders. 7. Composition of the Elders Council
8. Terms of Office. 9. Qualifications for Elders Council. 10. Duties of Elders Council Members. 11. Elders Council Representative to the Tribal Council. 12. Eligibility for Nomination as a Candidate for Elders Council Representative.
13. Elders Council Procedures for Reviewing Nominations for the Elders Council Representative. 14. Prohibited Activities.
15. Removal, Resignation, Recall, and Vacancies. 16. Meetings. 17. Records. 18. Elections. Section. 19. By-Laws, Guidelines, and Administrative Policies. 20. Parliamentary Procedure. 22. Amendments. (16 pgs).

Election Code --1.  General provisions and definitions.  2.  Election Board.  3.  General elections.  4.  Voter registration.  5.  Declarations and nominations.  6.  Issuance and return of absentee ballots. 7.  Ballots and ballot boxes.  8.  Polling place.  9.  Ballot counting and results.  10. Electronic voting systems; ballot card voting system. 11. Challenges.  12.  Installation of elected officials.  13.  Initiatives, referendums, and recalls.  14.  Election challenges.  15.  Violation of election laws.  16.  Repeal of conflicting laws; severability. (59 pgs).

Enrollment Code -- 1. Authority  2.  Purpose.  3.  Definitions.  4.  Citizens.  5.  Administration.  6.  Application for enrollment.  7.  Processing the application.  8.  Records.  9. Computing degree of Pokagon Band blood. 10.  Loss of Citizenship. 11. Tribal Membership Cards. 12.  Appeals. 13. Enforcement. 14.  Amendments.  (21 pgs).

Ethics Code -- 1. Title and Authority. 2. Legislative Purpose and Intent. 3. Definitions. 4. Ethics Board Creation; Appointments. 5. Jurisdiction and Powers of Board. 6. Independent Legal Counsel. 7. Ethics Board Annual Budget. 8. Standards of Conduct and Restricted Activities. 9. Financial Disclosure Requirements. 10. Gift Disclosure Requirements. 11. Complaints. 12. Advisory Opinions. 13. No Objection Letters. 14. Sanctions and Penalties. 15. Appeals. 16. Duty to Report a Violation of This Code. 17. Frivolous Complaints and False Statements. 18. Repeal of Conflicting Laws; Severability. (27 pgs).

Eviction Procedures Act -- 1.01. Short title. 1.02. Authority. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Applicability. 1.05. Construction. 1.06. Severability. 1.07. Effective Date. 1.08. Definitions. 2.01. Unlawful Possession. 2.02. Service of Required Notice. 3.01 Complaint and Summons. 3.02. Service of Summons and Complaint. 3.03. Answer. 3.04. Writ of Possession. 3.05. Judgment. 3.06. Enforcement. 4.01. Appeal. 4.02. Stay Pending Appeal. 5.01 Right to File. 5.02. No Bar Other Actions. 5.03. No Waiver of Sovereign Immunity. (9 pgs).

Exclusion Act -- 1.01. Short title. 1.02. Authority. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Applicability. 1.05. Construction. 1.06. Severability. 1.07. Effective Date. 1.08. Definitions. 2.01. Persons Subject to Exclusion. 2.02. Grounds for Exclusion. 3.01. Council Authorization. 3.02. Petition. 3.03. Summons. 3.04. Entry for Default. 3.05. Rules. 4.01. Hearing and Disposition. 4.02. Appeal. 4.03. Stay Pending Appeal. 5.01. Enforcement of Penalties. 5.02. Emergency Order of Exclusion. 6.01. No Bar to Other Actions. 6.02. No waiver to Sovereign Immunity. (11 pgs).

Family Welfare Commission Ordinance -- 1.  Title.  2.  Declaration of Civil Rights.  3.  Enforcement and Remedies.  4.  Persuasive Legal Authority.  5.  Tribal Preference Policies Unaffected. (3 pgs).

Finance Board Ordinance -- 1.  Title; Purpose; Authority.   2.  Definitions.   3.  Finance Board Creation; Officers.  4.  Meetings.   5. Powers and Duties of the Finance Board; Limitations. 6. Relationship to Tribal Council; Director of Finance; Delegation.  7.  Contracting Approval Authority of the Government Manager. 8.  Annual Audit Requirements. (14 pgs).

Freedom of Information Act -- Ch. 1. (1.01. Short title.  1.02. Authority; Purpose; Public Policy. 1.03. Applicability.  1.04. Severability.  1.05. Definitions).   Ch. 2 (2.01. Right to Access. 2.02. Exemptions.  2.03. Laws of the Pokagon Band).  Ch. 3 (3.01. Request to Inspect or Receive Copy of Requested Records.  3.02. Denial of All or Portion of Documents.  3.03. Right to Appeal Adverse Decisions.  3.04. Graph of Request Procedure).  Ch. 4 (4.01. Non-Band Member Requests.  4.02. Enrollment Records).  Ch. 5. Fees. (8 pgs.).

Gaming Authority Ordinance -- 1.  Title.  2.  Findings and declarations.  3.  Purpose.  4.  Definitions.  5.  Establishment of the Authority.  6.  Authority Rights, Powers and Immunities.  7.  Authority Assets.  8.  Authority Board.  9.  Ability to Sue and be Sued.  10.  Obligations.  11.  Reports of the Authority.  12.  Finances and Accounting.  13.  Indemnification of Board Members and Employees of the Authority.  14.  Miscellaneous.  (17 pgs).

Gaming Regulatory Act --  Chapter 1.  Purpose; public policy;  authorized gaming (1.01.  Short title.  1.02.  Purpose and authority.  1.03.  Public policy.  1.04.  Adoption; repealer.  1.05.  Severability.  1.06.  Unauthorized gaming.  1.07.  Conduct of games.  1.08.  Permitted gaming.  1.09.  Location of gaming.  1.10.  Ownership of gaming.  1.11.  Use of gaming revenue.  1.12.  Primacy of compact).  Chapter 2.  Definitions.  Chapter 3.  Establishment, administration and powers of Commission (3.01.  Establishment of Gaming Commission.  3.02.  Governmental attributes of the Commission.  3.03.  Declaration of regulatory authority.  3.04.  Independence of Commission.  3.05.  Commission funding.  3.06.  Composition of Commission.  3.07.  Qualifications; appointment of commissioners.  3.08.  Initial terms of office.  3.09.  Hold-over policy.  3.10.  Resignation.  3.11.  Removal.  3.12.  Vacancies; appointment to fill vacancy.  3.13.  Ethics requirements for commissioners.  3.14.  Compensation of commissioners.  3.15.  Powers and duties of the Commission.  3.16.  Commission meetings.  3.17.  Quorum.  3.18.  Officers.  3.19.  Commission officers.  3.20.  Commission record-keeping.  3.21.  Reports).  Chapter 4.  Organization of the Commission; Executive Director (4.01.  Commission divisions.  4.02.  Executive Director: appointment; qualifications; removal and suspension).  4.03.  Powers and duties of the Executive Director).  Chapter 5.  Licensing; General provisions (5.01.  Licenses required.  5.02.  Authority to require licensing of other persons.  5.03.  Gaming establishment license.  5.04.  Gaming employees.  5.05.  Gaming supplier.  5.06.  General rights and duties of applicants.  5.07.  Withdrawal of license application.  5.08.  Burden of proof.  5.09.  Right to condition and limit license.  5.10.  Terms of licenses.  5.11.  License fees.  5.12.  Time periods).  Chapter 6.  Licensing of gaming establishments (6.01.  License required.  6.02.  License application fees.  6.03.  Gaming establishment application procedures.  6.04.  Threshold criteria that must be met by gaming establishments.  6.05.  Gaming establishment license application procedures.  6.06.  Conditions applicable to a gaming establishment license.  6.07.  Terms of license.  6.08.  Posting of licenses.  6.09.  Gaming establishment license renewals).  Chapter 7.  Licensing of gaming employees (7.01.  Application for a gaming employee license.  7.02.  Provisional license.  7.03.  Background investigation.  7.04.  Standards for issuance of a gaming employee license.  7.05.  Eligibility determinations.  7.06.  Approval of a level 1 or a level 2 gaming employee license.  7.07.  Denial of a gaming employee license.  7.08.  Form of license.  7.09.  Renewals.  7.10.  Disclosure of applicant and licensee information and documents.  7.11.  Suspension or revocation of a license.  7.12.  Show cause hearing for primary management officials).  Chapter 8.  Licensing of gaming suppliers (8.01.  Licensing of gaming suppliers.  8.02.  Requirements for gaming supplier's license.  8.03.  Application for gaming supplier's license.  8.04.  Background investigation.  8.05.  Licensing standards.  8.06.  Action on applications for gaming supplier's license; preliminary determinations.  8.07.  Denial of license.  8.08.  Renewals.  8.09.  Suspension; summary suspension; revocation of gaming supplier's licenses.  8.10.  Temporary licenses.  8.11.  Reciprocity).  Chapter 9.  Regulation of management contractors (9.01.  Disclosure requirements.  9.02.  Notice requirements.  9.03.  Enforcement.  9.04.  Investigation of management contractor).  Chapter 10.  Regulation of gaming-related activities (10.01.  Tribal minimal internal control standards.  10.02.  System of internal control standards for gaming operations.  10.03.  Minimum procedures for control of internal fiscal affairs.  10.04.  Oversight of internal fiscal affairs.  10.05.  Complimentary items.  10.06.  Certification of gaming devices.  10.07.  Prohibition against the use of unauthorized electronic aids.  10.08.  Prohibition against embezzlement.  10.09.  Security and surveillance.  10.10.  Weapons in gaming establishments.  10.11.  Compliance with laws to protect the environment, public health, and safety.  10.12.  Unclaimed winnings.  10.13.  Resolution of disputes between the gaming public and the gaming operation.  10.14.  Exclusion for cause.  10.15.  Voluntary exclusion.  10.16.  Issuance of credit).  Chapter 11.  Rules of procedure for hearings (11.01.  Scope of rules of procedure.  11.02.  Hearings.  11.03.  Tribal member rehabilitation hearing.  11.04.  Subpoenas.  11.05.  Hearing requirements.  11.06.  Commission decisions).  Chapter 12.  Appeals (12.01.  Limited waiver of sovereign immunity of the Commission.  12.02.  Right to appeal adverse Commission decisions to the tribal court).  Chapter 13.  Prohibited acts; schedules of offenses; penalties (1301.  Prohibition against certain individuals.  1302.  Prohibited acts.  1303.  Enforcement).  (76 pgs).

Health Board Ordinance -- 1.  Definitions.  2.  Purpose.  3.  Governmental Instrumentality.  4.  Standard of Confidentiality.  5.  Health Services Delivery Appeals.  6.  Duties of Health Board Members.  7.  Prohibited Activities.  8.  Composition of the Health Board.  9.  Terms of Appointment.  10.  Officers.  11.  Duties of Officers.  12.  Removals, Resignations, and Vacancies.  13.  Meetings.  14.  Guidelines and Administrative Policies.  15.  Administrative Staff.  16.  Records.  17.  Compensation for Board Members.  18.  Parliamentary Procedure.  19.  Amendments. (12 pgs).

Health, Environmental Protection and Building Codes Act -- 1.01. Short Title. 1.02. Authority. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Scope and Applicability. 1.05. Definitions. 1.06. Effective Date. 1.07. Construction of this Act.  2.01. Building Codes. 2.02. Health and Food Safety. 2.03. Fire Prevention and Safety. 2.04. Environmental Protection. 2.05. Emergency Operation Plan. 2.06. Child Care Center Licensing Requirements. 3.01. Appointment of Code Enforcement Officer. 3.02. Permits. 3.03. Enforcement by Code Enforcement Officer. 3.04. Enforcement and Review by the Tribal Court. 4.01. Limitations. 4.02. Amendments. 4.03. Severability.

Labor Organizations and Collective Bargaining Code -- 1. Declarations, Findings, and Purpose. 2. Definitions. 3. Freedom of Choice Guaranteed. 4. Strikes Affecting Governmental Operations of the Band Prohibited. 5. Lock outs Prohibited. 6. Licensing and Regulation of Labor Organizations. 7. Tribal Employment Preferences Not Subject to Collective Bargaining. 8. Enforcement.

Land Use and Conservation Code -- 1.01. Short Title. 1.02. Authority. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Applicability. 1.05. Construction. 1.06. Severability. 1.07. Effective Date. 1.08. Definitions. 2.01. Establishment of Board. 2.02. Government Immunity. 2.03. Term of Appointment. 2.04. Resignation. 2.05. Removal. 2.06. Vacancy on Board. 2.07. Duration on Board. 2.08. Compensation. 3.01. Duties of Board. 3.02. Authority of Board. 3.03. Constitutional Standards. 3.04. Use Criteria. 3.05. Initiation of Board Duties. 3.06. Expedited Actions. 4.01. Citizen Comment. 4.02. Board Procedures. 4.03. Final Report Required. 4.04. Development and Content of Final Report. 4.05. Board Approval of Final Report. 4.06. Board Presentment of Final Report. 4.07. Tribal Council Acceptance or Rejection. 5.01. Authority to Classify or Reclassify. 5.02. Permitted Classifications. 5.03. Prohibited Reclassifications. 5.04. Permitted Reclassifications. 5.05. Approval by Resolution. 5.06. Consequence of Classification. 6.01. Authority to Approve Acquisition. 6.02. Prerequisites to Acquisition. 6.03. Authority to Approve Transfer. 6.04. Authority to Approve Encumbrance. 7.01. Purpose of Land Plan. 7.02. Elements of Land Plan. 7.03. Approval of Proposed Land Plan. 7.04. Presentment of Proposed Land Plan. 7.05. Tribal Council Approval of Land Plan. 7.06. Annual Reporting of Land Plan. 7.07. Review of Land Plan. 8.01. Protected Rights. 8.02. Reasonable Restrictions. (15 pgs).

Law Maintenance Code -- 1.  Secretary's Responsibilities.  2.  Laws Encompassed.  3.  Original Laws Appended to Certified Tribal Council Resolutions.  4.  Numbering of Laws.  5.  Maintenance and Index of Enacted Laws.  6.  Repealed or Amended laws.  7.  Distribution of Certified Copies of Laws.  (2 pgs).

Liquor Control Code -- 1. Legislative findings. 2. Declaration of policy. 3. Authority. 4. Short title. 5. Purpose. 6. Application of 18 U.S.C. 1161. 7. Incorporation by reference of Michigan laws. 8. General provisions. 9. Administration of code. 10. Applicability within the reservation. 11. Definitions. 12. Interpretation and findings. 13. Liberal construction. 14. Computation of time. 15. Prohibition of unlicensed sale of alcoholic liquor. 16. Sales of alcoholic liquor. 17. Authorization to sell alcoholic liquor. 18. Limitation of the Commission's powers. 19. Classes of licenses. 20. Application form and content. 21. Transfer of license. 22. Term and renewal of license. 23. Investigation. 24. Public hearing. 25. Gaming Commission action on the application. 26. Denial of license, renewal, or transfer. 27. Temporary denial. 28. Multiple locations. 29. Posting of license. 30. Suspension or revocation of license. 31. Initiation of suspension or revocation proceedings. 32. Hearing. 33. Delivery of license. 34. General Penalties. 35. Initiation of Action. 36. Inspection. 37. Contraband; seizure; forfeiture. 38. Disposition of proceeds. 39. Appeals. 40. License not a property right. 41. Savings clause. 42. Effective date. 43. Prior inconsistent acts. 44. Sovereign immunity preserved. (15 pgs).

Limited Liability Company Code -- Chapter 1. General Provisions (1.1. Short title. 1.2. Authority; purposes; sovereign immunity. 1.3. Scope. 1.4. Applicable law. 1.5 Definitions. 1.6. Name. 1.7. Registered office and registered agent. 1.8. Band as member. 1.9. Nature of business. 1.10. Execution of documents. 1.11. Filing. 1.12. Certificate of status. 1.13. Execution of judicial act. 1.14. Interstate Application). Chapter 2. Operating Agreement and Dealing with LLC (2.1. Articles of organization. 2.2 Agency power of members and managers. 2.3. Admissions of members and managers. 2.4. Knowledge of or notice to member or manager. 2.5. Liability of members to third parties. 2.6. Parties to action. 2.7. Authority to sue). Chapter 3. Members and Managers (3.1. Management. 3.2. Duties. 3.3. Limitation of liability and indemnification. 3.4. Voting. 3.5. Records and Information. 3.6. Admission of members. 3.7. Dissociation). Chapter 4. Finance (4.1. Contributions. 4.2. Liability for contribution. 4.3. Allocation of profits and losses). Chapter 5. Non-liquidating Distributions (5.1. Interim distributions. 5.2. Allocation of distributions. 5.3. Distribution upon partial redemption. 5.4. Distribution upon dissociation. 5.5. Distribution in kind. 5.6. Right to distribution. 5.7. Limitations of distributions. 5.8. Liability for wrongful distribution.). Chapter 6. Membership and Transfer of Property (6.1. Membership of LLC property. 6.2. Transfer of property. 6.3. Nature of interest. 6.4. Assignment of LLC interest. 6.5. Rights of judgment creditor. 6.6 Rights of assignee to become a member. 6.7. Powers of legal representative.). Chapter 7. Dissolution (7.1. Dissolution. 7.2. Judicial dissolution. 7.3. Winding up. 7.4. Distribution of assets. 7.5. Articles of dissolution. 7.6. Known claims against dissolved LLC. 7.7. Unknown or contingent claims.). Chapter b. Merger and Conversion (8.1. Definitions. 8.2. Merger. 8.3. Approval of merger. 8.4. Plan of merger. 8.5. Articles of merger. 8.6. Effects of merger. 8.7. Right to object. 8.8. Conversion. 8.9. Conversion of domestic LLC into another business entity. 8.10. Plan of conversion for domestic LLC into another business entity. 8.11. Filing of certificate of conversion of domestic LLC. 8.12. Effect of conversion of domestic LLC into another business entity. 8.13. Conversion of business entity into domestic LLC. 8.14. Plan of conversion business entity into Domestic LLC. 8.15. Effect of conversion of business entity into domestic LLC.). Chapter 9. Limited Liability Companies Wholly-Owned by the Band (9.1. General provisions for tribally-owned LLC's. 9.2. Special requirements for tribally-owned LLC's. 9.3. Management of tribally-owned LLC's. 9.4. Decisions and voting for tribally-owned and tribally owned subsidiary LLC's. 9.5. Distributions for tribally-owned LLC's. 9.6. Additional reports and audits. 9.7. Actions against tribally-owned LLC's.). Chapter 10 Reserved. Chapter 11. Effective Date and Authority (11.1. Severability; Effect of Invalidity of Part of this Code. 11.2. Effective date. 11.3. Fees for Filing Documents and Issuing Certificates. 11.4. Certificates and Certified Copies to be Received into Evidence. 11.5. Forms to be Furnished by the Tribal Secretary.). (56 pgs).

Open Meetings Act --Ch. 1.  1.01. Short title. 1.02. Authority.  1.03. Purpose.  1.04. Public policy.  1.05. Applicability.  1.06. Construction of this act.  1.07. Severability.  1.08. Effective date.  1.09. Definitions.  Ch. 2. 2.01. Adequate notice of a meeting.  2.02. Failure to invite all members of a public body to a meeting.  2.03. Meetings open to the public; exceptions.  2.04. Requests for meeting notices.  Ch. 3. 3.01. Scope of the chapter.  3.02. Attendance of non-members at meetings.  3.03. Attendance of new media at meetings.  3.04. Closing a meeting to non-members or to news media.  3.05. Recording of meetings.  3.06. Opportunity to be heard.  3.07. Removal of disruptive audience members.  Ch. 4. 4.01. Penalties for violations of this act; enforcement.  4.02. Reporting violations; continued participation in a meeting.  4.03.Proceedings to void action at non-conforming meeting; remedial action.  4.04. Injunctive orders and other remedies.

Per Capita Payment Garnishment Code -- CHAPTER 1: 1.01. Short Title. 1.02. Authority. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Applicability. 1.05. Construction. 1.06. No waiver of sovereign immunity. 1.07. Severability. 1.08. Effective date. 1.09. Definitions. CHAPTER 2: 2.01. Jurisdictions of Tribal Court. 2.02. Per Capita Payments Subject to Garnishment. 2.03. Exemptions from Garnishment. 2.04. Enforceable Garnishments. CHAPTER 3: 3.01. Petition for Order of Garnishment. 3.02. Order of Garnishment. 3.03. Objection to Order of Garnishment. 3.04. Motion to Reduce Order of Garnishment. CHAPTER 4: 4.01. Withholding of Per Capita Payments. 4.02. Monthly Reporting. 4.03. Final Statement. 4.04. Priority of Garnishments.

Pokagon Bode'wadmik Ogitchedaw Code -- 1. Title. 2. Definitions. 3. Findings and Declarations. 4. Purpose. 5. Establishment of the Pokagon Bode´wadmik Ogitchedaw. 6. Powers. 7. Board of Directors. 8. Duties of Individual Directors .9. Removal, Resignation, Recall, and Vacancy. 10. Meetings. 11. Membership in the Organization. 12. Finances.
13. Reports.

Pokagon Rights Board Code -- CHAPTER 1. Section 1.01. Short Title. Section 1.02. Authority. Section 1.03. Findings. Section 1.04. Purpose. Section 1.05. Construction. Section 1.06. Severability. Section 1.07. Effective Date. Section 1.08. Governmental Immunity. Section 1.09. Definitions. CHAPTER 2. Section 2.01. Establishment of Board. 2.02. Eligibility for Board. 2.03. Alternate Members. 2.04. Board Officers. 2.05. Term of Appointment. 2.06. Resignation from Board. 2.07. Removal from Board. 2.08. Vacancy on Board. 2.09. Duration of Board. 2.10. Compensation. CHAPTER 3. 3.01 Duties of Board. 3.02 Authority of Board. 3.03 Initiation of Board Duties. 3.04. Confidentiality.

Salary Commission Code -- 1. Purpose. 2. Authority. 3. Definitions. 4. Salary Commission ( A. Establishment of the Salary Commission. B. Governmental Instrumentality. C. Salary Commission Member Qualifications. D. Salary Commission Officers. E. Quorum. F. Terms of the Salary Commission. G. Initial Election of Salary Commission. H. Responsibilities of the Salary Commission. I. Authority of the Salary Commission. J. Prohibited Activities K. Removal, Recall, Resignation, and Vacancies. L. Compensation). 5. Salary Commission Study, Report, and Recommendations. 6. Meetings. 7. Repeal of Conflicting Laws; Severability.

Secured Transactions Code -- 1.  Title and purpose.  2.  Definitions.  3.  Scope.  4.  Laws applicable to security interests.  5.  Amendment.  6.  Effective date and repealer.  7.  No waiver of immunity. (3 pgs).

Substance Abuse Advisory Committee Ordinance -- 2.1.  Authority.  2.2.  Purpose.  2.3.  Governmental instrumentality.  2.4.  The Substance Abuse Advisory Committee duties.  2.5.  Standard of confidentiality.  2.6.  Composition of the Advisory Committee.  2.7.  Terms of appointment.  2.8.  Officers.  2.9.  Duties of officers.  2.10.  Prohibited activities.  2.11.  Removals, resignations, and vacancies.  2.12.  Meetings.  2.13.  Checking account.  2.14.  Fundraising.  2.15.  Guidelines and administrative policies.  2.16.  Records.  2.17.  Parliamentary procedure.  2.18.  Amendments. (10 pgs).

Supplemental Assistance Program Act -- 1. Title. 2. Purpose. 3. Authority and Intent. 4. Definitions. 5. Eligibility. 6. Application Procedures. 7. Administrative Appeal and Tribal Court Review. 8. Payment of Supplemental Benefits. 9. Continuing Eligibility. 10. Creation and Maintenance of Program Fund. 11. Repeal of Conflicting Laws; Severability. 12. Anti-Assignment. 13. Benefits Subject to Availability of Funds. 14. No Vested Right. 15. Violation of Act. (11 pgs).

Tribal Tax Revenue and Administration Code -- Ch. 1.  Declaration of need and purpose.  Ch. 2.  Definitions.  Ch. 3.  Tribal sales tax.  Ch. 4.  Hotel tax.  Ch. 5. Exclusions.  Ch. 6. Tax sharing.  Ch. 7. Motor fuel.   Ch. 8. Tobacco products.  Ch. 9. Licenses and registration required; collection and remittance.  Ch. 10. Compliance with tax agreement.  Ch. 11. Administration and enforcement. (23 pgs.).

Tort Claims Ordinance -- 1.  Title.  2.  Definitions.  3.  Effective date of ordinance.  4.  Limited waiver of sovereign immunity.  5.  Limitation on awards.  6.  Employees.  7.  Liability for expenses.  8.  Extent of liability.  9.  Notice requirement.  10.  Limitation on presentation of claim.  11.  Application of state law.  12.  Limitation on remedies.  13.  Maintenance of insurance.  14.  Severability.  15.  Miscellaneous.  (6 pgs).

Tribal Contributions Policy -- 1. Budget. 2. Request Procedure. 3. Guidelines. 4. Approval Process. (2 pgs).

Tribal Court Code -- 1.  Title.  2.  Courts established.  3.  Jurisdiction.  4.  Composition.  5.  Initial and succeeding terms of office.  6.  Qualifications.  7.  Practice and procedure.  8.  Substantive law.  9.  Removal of judges.  10.  Judicial responsibility.  11.  Compensation.  12.  Sovereign immunity.  13.  Admission to practice.  14.  Clerk.  15.  Fees.  16.  Tribal Court budget.  17.  Tribal Court funding.  18.  Reports.  19.  Prior ordinance repealed. (9 pgs).

Tribal Council Procedure Act -- 1. Title and Purpose (1.01. Title. 1.02. Purpose). 2. Authority. 3. Definitions. 4. Classification of Meetings (4.01. Regular Meetings. 4.02. Special Meetings. 4.03. Emergency Meetings. 4.04. Membership Meetings. 4.05. Legislative Sessions.). 5. Executive Committee Meetings. 6. Agenda (6.01. Regular Meeting. 6.02. Special Meeting. 6.03. Emergency Meeting. 6.04. Membership Meeting. 6.05. Legislative Session. 6.06. Executive Committee Meetings. 6.07. General Requirements). 7. Notice (7.01. Regular Meeting. 7.02. Special Meeting. 7.03. Emergency Meeting. 7.04. Membership Meeting. 7.05. Legislative Session. 7.06. Executive Committee Meeting. 7.07. General Requirements. 7.08. Council Meeting Packet). 8.Quorum; Attendance; Absence (8.01. Quorum. 8.02. Attendance by Telephone, Video Conference, or Other Electronic Means. 8.03. Absence from Meeting.). 9. Conducting a Meeting; Deliberation; Voting (9.01. Conducting a Meeting. 9.02. Point of Order. 9.03. Introduction of Agenda Item. 9.04. Deliberation. 9.05. Voting. 9.06. Abstention from Voting). 10. Action by Tribal Council at Tribal Council Meetings (10.01. Action by Tribal Council. 10.02. Tribal Council Action Via Legislation. 10.03. Tribal Council Action Via Resolution. 10.04. Form of Resolution. 10.05. Presentation of Resolution. 10.06. Tribal Council Action Via Motion. 10.07. Termination of Employee Contracts). 11. Conduct of Audience at Tribal Council Meetings (11.01. Attendance of Band Members. 11.02. Attendance of Non-Members. 11.03. Attendance of News Media. 11.04. Opportunity to be Heard. 11.05. Comments or Questions Must be Germane. 11.06. Comments or Questions Must be Respectful. 11.07. Time Limit on Audience Member Remarks. 11.08. Recording of Meeting. 11.09. Removal of Disruptive Audience Member. 11.10. Written Comments). 12. Censure of elected or Appointed Officials (12.01. Censure Generally. 12.02. Grounds for Censure. 12.03. Vote Required to Censure. 12.04. Censure Resolution). 13. Removal of Tribal Council Member, Election Board Member, Salary Commission Member, or Member of the Tribal Judiciary (13.01. Investigation. 13.02. Initial Vote to Conduct Removal Hearing. 13.03. Grounds for Removal. 13.04. Suspension. 13.05. Notice of Hearing. 13.06. Hearing. 13.07. Hearing Procedures. 13.08. Hearing Decision. 13.09. Appeal. 13.10. Subsequent Removal Hearing). 14. Boards and Committees (14.01. Establishment. 14.02. Initial Appointment. 14.03. Tribal Council Membership on Committees. 14.04. Terms. 14.05. Subsequent Appointment). 15. Filing Vacancies (15.01. Creation of a Vacancy. 15.02. Tribal Council Vacancies. 15.03. Election Board, Tribal Judiciary, and Salary Commission Vacancies. 15.04. Committee Vacancies). 16. Waiving Sovereign Immunity of the Pokagon Band. 17. Records (17.01. Pokagon Band Property. 17.02. Meeting Records to be Maintained. 17.03. Meeting Minutes. 17.04. Publication of Votes and Minutes in Newsletter. 17.05. Records of a Closed Meeting). 18. Robert's Rules of Order. 19. Request by Tribal Council Members for Assistance with Official Matters from Pokagon Band Departments and Programs. 20. Representation of Non-Pokagon Band Entity (20.01. Initial Appointment. 20.02. Subsequent Appointment. 20.03. Term of Appointment. 20.04. Reporting. 20.05. Compensation). 21. repeal of Conflicting Laws; Severability. 22. Penalties for Violations (22.01. Reporting Violations. 22.02. Proceedings to Void Actions at Non-Conforming Meeting; Remedial Action. 22.03. Injunctive Orders and Other Remedies). (31 pgs).

Tribal Seal Use Act -- 1. Title; Findings; Purpose; Authority (1.01. Title. 1.02. Findings. 1.03. Purpose. 1.04. Authority). 2. Definitions. 3. Pokagon Band Seal (3.01. Description of Pokagon Band Seal. 3.02. Graphical Representation of Pokagon Band Seal. 3.03. Meaning of Pokagon Band Seal). 4. Authorized Uses (4.01. Official Government Business. 4.02. Personal Use by Band Citizen. 4.03. Miscellaneous Uses. 4.04. License Requirement). 5. Prohibited Uses. 6. Requirement for Use and Reproduction (6.01. Consistency of the Seal. 6.02. Quality. 6.03. Exceptions for Official Government Business and Personal, Non-Commercial Use by Citizens. 6.04. Obtaining Copies of the Pokagon Band Seal. 6.05. Consistency of the Pokagon Band Name). 7. License Application and Review (7.01. Requests for License. 7.02. License Application Fee. 7.03. Required Information. 7.04. Tribal Council Review of Application. 7.05. Council Decision Regarding License Application. 7.06. License Requirements. 7.07. Royalty Payment). 8. Violations (8.01. Criminal Violations. 8.02. Civil Violations. 8.03. Property Seizure). 9. Repeal of Conflicting Laws; Severability (9.01. Repeal of Conflicting Laws. 9.02. Severability). (11 pgs).

Junior Youth Council Code -- 1. Authority. 2. Governmental Instrumentality. 3. Definitions. 4. Purpose of the Junior Youth Council. 5. Duties of the Junior Youth Council. 6. Advisor to the Junior Youth Council. 7. Pokagon Band Department of Language and Culture. 8. Membership in the Junior Youth Council. 9. Junior Youth Council Officers. 10. Term of Office. 11. Duties of Officers. 12. Removal, Resignation and Vacancies. 13. Meetings. 14. Principal Office. 15. Reports to Tribal Council. 16. Records. 17. Elections. 18. By-Laws, Guidelines, and Administrative Policies. 19. Participation Requirements. 20. Function and Event Conduct. 21. Affiliations. 22. Parliamentary Procedure. (14 pgs).

Senior Youth Council Code --1. Authority. 2. Governmental Instrumentality. 3. Definitions. 4. Purpose of the Senior Youth Council. 5. Duties of the Senior Youth Council. 6. Advisor to the Senior Youth Council. 7. Pokagon Band Department of Language and Culture. 8. Membership in the Senior Youth Council. 9. Senior Youth Council Officers. 10. Term of Office. 11. Duties of Officers. 12. Removal, Resignation and Vacancies. 13. Meetings. 14. Principal Office. 15. Reports to Tribal Council. 16. Records.17. Elections. 18. By-Laws, Guidelines, and Administrative Policies. 19. Participation Requirements.
20. Function and Event Conduct. 21. Affiliations. 22. Parliamentary Procedure.

 

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