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Snoqualmie Indian Tribe - Tribal Code

Table of Contents Updated: October 2014


The tribe makes their tribal code available online. The links below will take you to the version of the code available on the tribe's website. Please contact the library if you need assistance.

Table of Contents


TITLE I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 1: Codification Statute
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 6.0 - RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
SECTION 7.0 - SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL CODE NUMBERING SYSTEM
Chapter 2: Snoqualmie Tribal Code Committee Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE; SCOPE; FINDINGS OF FACT
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL CODE COMMITTEE
SECTION 6.0 - GENERAL DUTIES OF THE SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL CODE COMMITTEE
SECTION 7.0 - RULES AND REGULATIONS
SECTION 8.0 - SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY FROM SUIT
SECTION 9.0 - SEVERABILITY

TITLE II: SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL COUNCIL AND GOVERNANCE
Chapter 1: Tribal Council Procedures Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODICFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - DUTIES OF TRIBAL COUNCIL OFFICERS
SECTION 6.0 - MEETINGS OF THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
SECTION 7.0 - ODINANCES AND ACTS
SECTION 8.0 - RESOLUTIONS
SECTION 9.0 - FORM
SECTION 10.0 - GENERAL COUNCIL APPEAL PROCESS AND PROCEDURES FOR REMOVED TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS
SECTION 11.0 - PROVISIONS AS CUMULATIVE
SECTION 12.0 - REPEAL PROVISIONS AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS
SECTION 13.0 - SEVERABILITY
SECTION 14.0 - NO WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
Chapter 2: Elections Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND FINDINGS OF FACT
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS; ELECTION COMMITTEE
SECTION 6.0 - ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE
SECTION 7.0 - TRIBAL MEMBERS PROHIBITED FROM VOTING
SECTION 8.0 - TRIBAL MEMBERS ELIGIBLE TO HOLD OFFICE
SECTION 9.0 - ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL; ELECTION
SECTION 10.0 - INTIATIVE AND REFERENDUM ELECTIONS
SECTION 11.0 - AMENDMENT OR REVISION OF THE SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL CONSTITUTION
SECTION 12.0 - TRIBAL COUNCIL VACANCIES
SECTION 13.0 - REMOVAL AND RECALL FROM OFFICE
SECTION 14.0 - CANDIDATE DECLARATION TO RUN FOR OFFICE
SECTION 15.0 - NOMINATIONS
SECTION 16.0 - QUORUM REQUIREMENT FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL
SECTION 17.0 - TABULATION OF VOTES
SECTION 18.0 - CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION
SECTION 19.0 - OATH OF OFFICE
SECTION 20.0 - CONFIDENTIALITY
Chapter 3: Enrollment Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND FINDINGS OF FACT
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 6.0 - BURDEN OF PROOF
SECTION 7.0 - APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT
SECTION 8.0 - APPLICATION CONTENT
SECTION 9.0 - PROOF OF LINEAGE
SECTION 10.0 - PROCESSING OF ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS
SECTION 11.0 - ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE
SECTION 12.0 - TRIBAL COUNCIL AUTHORITY OVER MEMBERSHIP DECISIONS
SECTION 13.0 - CHIEF ENROLLMENT OFFICER
SECTION 14.0 - CONFIDENTIALITY OF ENROLLMENT RECORDS
SECTION 15.0 -ENROLLMENT OF MINORS AND INCOMPETENT PERSONS
SECTION 16.0 - DUAL ENROLLMENT PROHIBITED
SECTION 17.0 - RELINQUISHMENT
SECTION 18.0 - DISENROLLMENT
SECTION 19.0 - ENROLLMENT HOPPING STRONGLY DISCOURAGED
SECTION 20.0 - CONFLICTING ACTS OR RESOLUTIONS
SECTION 21.0 - SAVINGS PROVISIONS
SECTION 22.0 - DISTRIBUTION OF THIS CHAPTER

TITLE III: SNOQUALMIE JUDICIAL CODE
Chapter 1: Judiciary Act
SECTION 1.0 -TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - THE JUDICIARY
SECTION 5.0 - JURISDICTION
SECTION 6.0 - POWER OF THE COURTS
SECTION 7.0 -COMPOSITION OF THE JUDICIARY
SECTION 8.0 - APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATION OF JUDGES
SECTION 9.0 - REMOVAL OF JUDGES
Section 10.0 - SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
SECTION 11.0 - CHOICE OF LAW
SECTION 12.0 - LONG ARM JURISDICTION
SECTION 13.0 - JURIES
SECTION 14.0 - SUBPEONAS AND WITNESSES
SECTION 15.0 -LEGAL COUNSEL
SECTION 16.0 -PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE SNOQUALMIE COURT OF APPEALS
SECTION 17.0 -CLERK OF THE COURT
SECTION 18.0-WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
SECTION 19.0 - COURT FEES AND COSTS
SECTION 20.0 - MAINTENANCE OF COURT RECORDS
Chapter 2: Rules of Court
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND FINDINGS OF FACT
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
SECTION 6.0 - FEDERAL RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE
SECTION 7.0 - FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
SECTION 8.0 - ELECTRONIC CASE FILING PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES
Chapter 3: Arbitration Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - ENFORCEABILITY OF AGREEMENTS TO ARBITRATE
SECTION 6.0 - LAW TO BE APPEALED
SECTION 7.0 - STAY OF PROCEEDINGS IN TRIBAL COURT AND ORDER TO PROCEED WITH ARBITRATION
SECTION 8.0 - ADVICE OF THE COURT ON TRIBAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAW
SECTION 9.0 - TIME WITHIN WHICH AWARD SHALL BE RENDERED; NOTICE TO THE PARTIES
SECTION 10.0 - APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING AWARD;  RECORD TO BE FILED WITH CLERK OF COURT; EFFECT AND ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT
SECTION 11.0 - ARBITRATION AWARD NOT APPEALABLE

SECTION 12.0 - JURISDICTION OF THE TRIBAL COURT
SECTION 13.0 - POLICE POWERS AND JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT REMEDIES
SECTION 14.0 - SEVERABILITY
SECTION 15.0 - NO WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
SECTION 16.0 - REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS

TITLE IV: SNOQUALMIE TAX CODE
Chapter 1: Cigarette Tax Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICIATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - CIGARETTE COMPACT WITH WASHINGTON STATE
SECTION 6.0 - TRIBAL CIGARETTE TAX
SECTION 7.0 - CIGARETTE TAX EXEMPTIONS
SECTION 8.0 - CIGARETTE TAX PAYMENT AND COLLECTIONS; PENALTY FOR NON-PAYMENT

TITLE V: GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 1: Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO)
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODFICIATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFNITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS COMMISSION
SECTION 6.0 - SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS PROGRAM
SECTION 7.0 - TERO TAXES
SECTION 8.0 - REPORTS AND MONITORING
SECTION 9.0 - UNIONS
SECTION 10.0 - HEARINGS
SECTION 11.0 - JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
SECTION 12.0 - SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATION
SECTION 13.0 - APPEALS
SECTION 14.0 - TRIBAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
SECTION 15.0 - COMPLIANCE PLANS
SECTION 16.0 - SEVERABILITY
SECTION 17.0 - PUBLICATION
Chapter 2: Workers' Compensation Claim Act
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - NO WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
SECTION 5.0 - INSURANCE
SECTION 6.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 7.0 - ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF CHAPTER
SECTION 8.0 - NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYER TO INJURY BY WORKER
SECTION 9.0 - TIME LIMIT FOR REPORTING OF INCIDENTS AND FILING OF CLAIMS
SECTION 10.0 - BURDEN OF PROOF
SECTION 11.0 - RIGHT TO WAIVE DEFENSES
SECTION 12.0 - GUARDIAN FOR MINOR OR INCOMPETENT
SECTION 13.0 - ESTABLISHMENT OF TRIBAL WORKERS BENEFIT ADVISORY COUNCIL
SECTION 14.0 - MEMBERSHIP OF TRIBAL WORKERS BENEFIT ADVISORY COUNCIL
SECTION 15.0 - POWERS OF TWBAC
SECTION 16.0 - CUSTODIAN DUTIES
SECTION 17.0 - PAYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS
SECTION 18.0 - TRIBAL WORKERS BENEFIT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR POWERS AND DUTIES
SECTION 19.0 - ACCEPTANCE/DENIAL OF CLAIM
SECTION 20.0 - ENTITLEMENT OF BENEFITS
SECTION 21.0 - DISCLOSURE OF PREEXISTING DISABILITIES/CONDITIONS
SECTION 22.0 - MENTAL TRAUMA INJURIES
SECTION 23.0 - GOING TO AND RETURNING FROM WORK
SECTION 24.0 - BENEFITS PRECLUDED BY NEGLECT AND/OR REFUSAL OF WORKER TO SUBMIT TO TREATMENT
SECTION 25.0 - INJURY OR DEATH BY CONSUMPTION AND/OR APPLICATION OF DRUGS AND/OR CHEMICALS
SECTION 26.0 - INTOXICATION
SECTION 27.0 - FALSE STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION TO OBTAIN COMPENSATION; PENALTY AND FORFEITURE
SECTION 28.0 - INJURIES RESULTING FROM SELF-INFLICTED INJURIES, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, "HORSEPLAY", OR SAFETY VIOLATION
SECTION 29.0 - INJURIES RESULTING FROM NATURAL CAUSES
SECTION 30.0 - RECREATIONAL, SOCIAL OR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
SECTION 31.0 - INJURIES CAUSED BY THIRD PARTIES
SECTION 32.0 - SECONDHAND SMOKE
SECTION 33.0 - RIGHT TO COMPENSATION AND MEDICAL TREATMENT BENEFITS
SECTION 34.0 - WORKERS BENEFIT AS EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
SECTION 35.0 - EFFECT OF COMPENSATION PAID IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS OR THIRD PARTY RECOVERY
SECTION 36.0 - LIABILITY OF THIRD PARTIES - SUBROGATION
SECTION 37.0 - ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS - ATTACHMENT OF LIENS
SECTION 38.0 - AGGRAVATION OF PREEXISTING DISEASE OR CONDITION
SECTION 39.0 - SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS PAYABLE FOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE (CUMULATIVE OR REPETITIVE INJURIES/CONDITIONS).
SECTION 40.0 - TERMINATION OF BENEFITS UPON DEATH
SECTION 41.0 - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
SECTION 42.0 - WAITING PERIOD
SECTION 43.0 - TOTAL DISABILITY AND PARTIAL DISABILITY INCOME BENEFITS
SECTION 44.0 - IMPAIRMENT BENEFITS
SECTION 45.0 - BENEFIT ISSUANCE PERIOD
SECTION 46.0 - NOT TO EXCEED PRE-INJURY AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE
SECTION 47.0 - BENEFIT OFFSETS
SECTION 48.0 - DISTRIBUTION OF DEATH BENEFITS
SECTION 49.0 - REDISTRIBUTION OF DEATH BENEFITS
SECTION 50.0 - VERIFICATION OF ELEIGIBLITY OF DEATH BENEFITS
SECTION 51.0 - BURIAL BENEFITS
SECTION 52.0 - ENTITLEMENT TO MEDICAL BENEFITS
SECTION 53.0 - RIGHT TO SELECT PHYSICIAN; EMPLOYER SELECTION
SECTION 54.0 - RELEASE OF MEDICAL-RELATED INFORMATION
SECTION 55.0 - MEDICAL EXPENSES
SECTION 56.0 - SETTLEMENT OF FUTURE MEDICAL
SECTION 57.0 - APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
SECTION 58.0 - HEARINGS
SECTION 59.0 - CLAIMANT ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER RELATED COSTS
SECTION 60.0 - SEVERABILITY
SECTION 61.0 - REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ACTS AND PROVISIONS
SECTION 62.0 - SAVINGS PROVISIONS
Chapter 3: Central Records and Public Access Act (Public Records Act)
SECTION 1.0 - TITLE AND CODIFICATION
SECTION 2.0 - STATUTORY AUTHORITY
SECTION 3.0 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE
SECTION 4.0 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5.0 - SECREATARY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS
SECTION 6.0 - CENTRAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
SECTION 7.0 - DUTIES OF THE CENTRAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
SECTION 8.0 - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TRIBAL DEPARTMENT HEADS
SECTION 9.0 - DESIGNATION OF RECORDS LIAISON OFFICERS; DUTIES
SECTION 10.0 - RECORDS CONTROL SCHEDULES; APPROVAL
SECTION 11.0 - IMPLEMENTATION OF RECORDS CONTROL SCHEDULES; DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS
SECTION 12.0 - DESTRUCTION OF UNSCHEDULED RECORDS
SECTION 13.0 - RECORDS RETENTION CENTER
SECTION 14.0 - TRIBAL RECORDS DECLARED TO BE TRIBAL PROPERTY
SECTION 15.0 - ACCESS TO TRIBAL RECORDS
SECTION 16.0 - RECORDS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE
SECTION 17.0 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING ACCESS TO POLICE RECORDS
SECTION 18.0 - POLICE RECORDS SUBJECT TO PUBLIC ACCESS
SECTION 19.0 - POLICE RECORDS MANAGEMENT POLICY
SECTION 20.0 - PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR TRIBAL RECORDS
SECTION 21.0 - REIBAL RESPONSE TO TRIBAL RECORDS REQUESTS
SECTION 22.0 - MEDICAL RECORDS; SPECIAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 23.0 - SNOQUALMIE TRIBAL COURT RECORDS; SPECIAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 24.0 - TRIBAL RECORDS ARE NOT FEDERAL RECORDS
SECTION 25.0 - REPEAL OF PRIOR TRIBAL RECORDS ACTS

TITLE VI: ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Chapter 1: Surface Water Resources Management Code
Chapter 2: Solid Waste Management Code

TITLE VII: SNOQUALMIE CRIMINAL CODE
Chapter 1: Criminal Code
Chapter 2: Community Corrections Act

TITLE VIII: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1: Gaming Act
Chapter 2: Snoqualmie Entertainment Authority Act (SEA Act)
Chapter 3: Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
Chapter 4: Patron Disputes Act
Chapter 5: Construction Code
Chapter 6: Nonprofit Corporations Act
Chapter 7: Tort Claims Act
Chapter 8: Fireworks Act

TITLE IX: HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [RESERVED]

TITLE X: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Chapter 1: Emergency Management Department Act
Chapter 2: National Flood Insurance Program Act (NFIP)

TITLE XI: CULTURAL RESOURCES
Chapter 1: Cultural Resources Protection Act

TITLE XII: HEALTH CODE [RESERVED]

TITLE XIII: SOCIAL SERVICES
Chapter 1: Board of Health and Human Services Act
Chapter 2: Indian Child Welfare Act
Chapter 3: Funeral Assistance Code [broken link on tribe's website; this link is to Westlaw version current through June 15, 2012]

TITLE XIV: FINANCE
Chapter 1: Tribal Finance Act
Chapter 2: Audit Committee Act
Chapter 3: Secured Transactions Act
Chapter 4: Procurement Code
Chapter 5: Budget Act
Chapter 6: Appropriations Authorization Act
Chapter 7: Casino Impact Mitigation Fund Act

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

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