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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Tribal Code
Table of Contents

Updated: June 2013

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Title 1. General Provisions

1. Application of Code
2. Legal Authority
3. Amendment
4. Definitions

Title 2. Courts

1. General Provisions
2. District Court and Court of Appeals
3. Court Clerk
4. Miscellaneous
5. Peacemakers
6. Rules of Procedure for Peacemakers Division

Title 3. Grievance Committee

1. Scope and Purpose
2. General Provisions
3. Mediation
4. Investigative Hearing
5. General Council Removal Hearing

Title 4. Civil Procedure

1. General Provisions
2. Commencement of Action: Pleadings, Motions and Orders
3. Process, Summons, Subpoenas
4. Parties
5. Discovery
6. Witnesses
7. Jurors
8. Trials
9. Remedies
10. Judgment
11. Limitation of Actions
12. Worthless Check
13. Miscellaneous Provisions

Title 5. Appellate Procedure

1. General
2. Tribal Court Appeals
3. Briefs
4. Arguments
5. Judgment
6. Attorney and Lay Advocate Rules

Title 6. Juvenile Procedure

1. General Provisions
2. Emergency Custody
3. Adjudication
4. Disposition
5. Termination of Parental Rights
6. Adoptions
7. Emancipation

Title 7. Family Relations

1. General
2. Divorce
3. Separation of Property and Debts

Title 8. Probate

1. General
2. Estate Matters
3. Land Interests

Title 9. Environmental Protection

1. General Provision
2. Compliance and Enforcement Procedures
3. Remedies and Penalties
4. Regulations
5. Activities
6. Oil and Gas Activities
7. Appeals and Severability

Title 10. General Revenue and Taxation

1. Potawatomi Tax Commission Designated as Taxing Authority
2. Tobacco Tax
3. Sales Tax
4. Reserved: Earning Tax
5. Reserved: Economic Development Tax
6. Reserved: (Amended By PBP TC 200707, February 2, 2007)
7. Reserved: (Amended By PBP TC No. 2010-111, May 20, 2010)

Title 11. Evidence

1. General Provisions
2. Relevancy and Its Limits
3. Privileges
4. Witness
5. Opinions and Expert Testimony
6. Hearsay
7. Authentication and Identification
8. Contents of Writing, Recordings, and Photographs

Title 12. Gaming

1. Legislative Findings, Policy and Purpose
2. General Provisions
3. Tribal Gaming Commission
4. Classes of Gaming; Authorized Games
5. Regulations of Gaming
6. Gaming Licenses
7. Provisions of General Applicability to All Licensees
8. Operation of Games
9. Enforcement

Title 13. Business Licensing

1. Legislative Findings and Purpose
2. Business Licenses
3. Sanctions
4. Nonprofit Corporation Act

Title 14. Exclusion

1. Exclusion

Title 15. Criminal Offenses

1. Preliminary Provisions
2. Crimes Against Persons
3. Inchoate Crimes
4. Crimes Against Public Justice
5. Crimes Against Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
6. Public Nuisances
7. Sex Offender Registration
8. Definitions
9. Registerable Offenses
10. Tiering of Offenses
11. Required Information
12. Registration
13. PBP Nation Sex Offender Registry Website
14. Immunity
15. Crimes and Civil Sanctions

Title 16. Criminal Procedure

1. Preliminary Provisions
2. Proceedings Before Trial
3. Trial
4. Judgment and Sentence
5. Appeal
6. Other Provisions
7. Bail
8. Tribal Prosecutor

Title 17. Motor Vehicle Code

1. General Purpose Statement
2. Definitions
3. Arrest
4. Complaint and Summons
5. Additional Provisions
6. Vehicles for Hire
7. Regulation & Registration of Recreational Vehicles
8. Through 19-9 Reserved (Repealed By PBP TC No. 99-35)
10. Motor Vehicle Registration and Titles
11. Shab-eh-nay

Title 18. Conservation Code

1. Introduction
2. Definitions
3. General Provisions
4. Administration and Supervision
5. Duties of Tribal Police-Fish & Wildlife Officers
6. Enforcement
7. General Rules and Regulations
8. Big Game Harvest Regulations
9. Upland Game and Upland Game Birds
10. Furbearers
11. Migratory Birds
12. Fishing
13. Timber Harvest
14. Special Permits
15. Proclamation has Force of Law
16. Duties and Authorities
17. Introduction
18. Shab-eh-nay

Title 19. Zoning and Subdivision Regulations

1. (no title)
2. Zoning District Regulations
3. Zoning Districts
4. Regulations for Signs, Parking and Loading, Landscaping, and Traffic
5. Supplementary District Regulations
6. Nonconforming Lots, Buildings, and Uses
7. Enforcement, Violation, and Penalty
8. Board of Zoning Appeals
9. Amendments
10. Subdivision Regulations
11. Definitions
12. Miscellaneous
13. Shab-eh-nay

Title 20. Miscellaneous Provisions

2. Animal Control and Regulation
3. Eviction Code
4. Shab-eh-nay
5. Tribal Casino Occupational Injury Code
6. Regulations for Drop-In Programs Serving School Age Children and Youth
7. Athletic Commission
8. Mortgage Lending Act

Title 21. Solid Waste, Environmental/Sanitation & Building Codes

1. Solid Waste Management Code
2. Environmental/Sanitation and Building Code
3. Building Code
4. Storm Water
5. Shab-eh-nay

Title 22. Employment Code

1. General Provisions
2. Employment Administration
3. Labor Organizations Prohibited
4. Employment Disputes Tribunal

Title 23. Eminent Domain

1. Necessity of Eminent Domain
2. Procedures for Condemnation

Title 24. Business Corporation Code

1. General
2. Application
3. Incorporation; Articles
4. Powers
5. Organization; Bylaws
6. Board
7. Officers
8. Shares; Shareholders
9. Loans; Obligations; Distributions
10. Merger, Exchange, Transfer
11. Dissolution
12. Extension
13. Corporate Registration
14. Actions Against Corporations
15. Corporations Wholly Owned by the Nation
16. Effective Date and Authority

Title 25. Limited Liability Company Code

1. General Provisions
2. Operating Agreement and Dealing with LLC
3. Owners and Managers
4. Finance
5. Non-Liquidating Distributions
6. Ownership and Transfer of Property
7. Dissolution
8. Merger
9. Limited Liability Companies Wholly-Owned by the Nation
10. Effective Date and Authority

Title 26. Child Support

1. General Provisions
2. Jurisdiction, Civil Procedure, Full Faith and Credit, Sovereign Immunity
3. Paternity and Genetic Testing
4. Child Support Establishment
5. Child Support Enforcement
6. Child Support Guidelines

Title 27. Juvenile Offender Code

1. Short Title, Purpose and Definitions
2. Jurisdiction and Transfer
3. Juvenile Division Procedures
4. Juvenile Taken Into Custody
5. Commencement of Juvenile Proceedings
6. Juvenile Proceedings
7. Transfer to Adult Division

Title 28. Victim's Rights Code
1. General Provisions
2. Office of the Tribal Prosecutor
3. Notice
4. Finding

Appendix I. Code of Ethics for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Judicial Employees

Appendix II. Code of Ethics for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Judiciary

[Table of Contents created by NILL in January 2014, based on materials available on tribe's website.]

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