Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin - Tribal Code

Table of Contents Updated: February 2015

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Table of Contents

TITLE I: GOVERNMENT
Chapter 1-1 Forest County Potawatomi Constitution (07/14/1982)
PREAMBLE
ART. I - TERRIROTY AND JURISDICTION
ART. II - MEMBERSHIP
ART. III - GOVERNING BODY
ART. VI - POWERS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL
ART. V - POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
ART. VI - ELECTIONS
ART. VII - REFERENDUM
ART. VIII - VACANCIES, REMOVAL AND RECALL FROM OFFICE
ART. IX - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
ART. X - EXECTUIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS
ART. XI - RESCISSION OF FORMER DOCUMENTS
ART. XII - AMENDMENTS
ART. XIII - ADOPTION
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
Chapter 1-2 Control and Assignment of Tribal Lands
(11/06/1938)
SECTION 1 - AUTHORITY
SECTION 2 - PREVIOUS SELECTIONS NULLIFIED
SECTION 3 - ASSIGNMENT AND USE OF LAND
Chapter 1-3 Adoption of Nonmembers (08/21/1978)
SECTION 1 - STATEMENT
SECTION 2 - QUALIFICATIONS AND PROCEDURES
Chapter 1-4 Housing (06/22/1983)
SECTION 1 - AUTHORITY
SECTION 2 - DECLARATION OF NEED
SECTION 3 - PURPOSES
SECTION 4 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 5 - BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SECTION 6 - POWERS
SECTION 7 - OBLIGATIONS
SECTION 8 - MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 9 - COOPERATION IN CONNECTION WITH PROJECTS
SECTION 10 - APPROVAL BY SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
Chapter 1-5 Tribal Hall Alcohol (11/12/1983)
SECTION 1 - ALCOHOL
SECTION 2 - ILLEGAL DRUGS
SECTION 3 - INTOXICATED PERSONS BARRED
SECTION 4 - DEFINITIONS
Chapter 1-6 Government Official and Employee Ethics (12/09/1989)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - ETHICAL STANDARDS
SECTION 3 - REVIEW
Chapter 1-7 Meeting Quorum (12/09/1989)
SECTION 1 - AUTHORITY
SECTION 2 - FINDINGS
SECTION 3 - QUORUM RULE
Chapter 1-8?Elections (11/05/2005)
SECTION 1 - COUNCIL FINDINGS, PURPOSE AND CONSTRUCTION
SECTION 2 - VOTING
SECTION 3 - REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
SECTION 4 - RECALL FROM OFFICE
SECTION 5 - VACANCIES
SECTION 6 - REFERENDUM
SECTION 7 - GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING
SECTION 8 - CHALLENGES TO BOTING PROCESS
SECTION 9 - AMENDMENT, REPEAL BY REFERENDUM
EXHIBIT A - RECALL PETITION
EXHIBIT B - APPLICATION FOR RECALL PETITION
EXHIBIT C - REFERENDUM PETITION
EXHIBIT D - APPLICATION FOR REFERENDUM PETITION

TITLE II: TRIBAL COURT
Chapter 2-1 Tribal Court (05/28/1993)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3 - THE COURT
SECTION 4 - RULE MAKING POWER
SECTION 5 - TRIBAL PROSECUTOR
SECTION 6 - COURT CLERK
SECTION 7 - FORFEITURE AND CIVIL ACTIONS
SECTION 8 - SERVICE
SECTION 9 - FORFEITURE OF DUTIES
SECTION 10 - STIPULATIONS OF NO CONTEST
SECTION 11 - COURT COSTS
SECTION 12 - MONIES
SECTION 13 - CONFISCATION
SECTION 14 - SUBPOENA POWER
SECTION 15 - CONTEMPT POWER
SECTION 16 - WARRANTS
SECTION 17 - AFFIDAVITS
SECTION 18 - SEARCHES
SECTION 19 - SEIZURE OF PERSONS
SECTION 20 - EXEMPTION FROM LIABILITY
SECTION 21 - BURDEN OF PROOF
SECTION 22 - CONTINUING VIOLATIONS
SECTION 23 - REVOCATIONS
SECTION 24 - MAXIMUM FORFEITURES
SECTION 25 - DEFAULT JUDGMENT
SECTION 26 - COMMUNITY SERVICE
SECTION 27 - IRREGULARITIES
SECTION 28 - ADVOCATES
SECTION 29 - JUVENILES
SECTION 30 - APPEALS
SECTION 31 - LIMITATIONS
SECTION 32 - SEVERABILITY AND NON-LIABILITY
Chapter 2-2?Foreign Judgment Enforcement (11/20/1999)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - RECOGNITION, REGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 3 - NOTICE OF FILING
SECTION 4 - STAY OF ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT
SECTION 5 - GROUNDS FOR NON-RECOGNITION
SECTION 6 - OTHER RIGHTS OF ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 7 - FILING FEES
SECTION 8 - EFFECTIVE DATE; AMENDMENT
Chapter 2-3?Garnishment of Earnings (11/20/1999)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3 - JURISDICTION OF THE COURT
SECTION 4 - APPLICATION OF TRIBAL COURT CODE
SECTION 5 - COMMENCEMENT OF GARNISHMENT
SECTION 6 - LIABILITY OF GARNISHEE
SECTION 7 - OBJECTION TO GARNISHMENT; REQUEST FOR HEARING
SECTION 8 - CONTINUING LIEN ON EARNINGS
SECTION 9 - CONTINUING EFFECT ON THE GARNISHMENT
SECTION 10 - REPORTING BY CREDITOR
SECTION 11 - HEARINGS
SECTION 12 - PRIORITIES
SECTION 13 - EXEMPTIONS
SECTION 14 - SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
SECTION 15 - EFFECTIVE DATE; AMENDMENT
SECTION 16 - FORMS
Chapter 2-4 Debts Owed (08/12/2000)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - PROCEDURE
SECTION 3 - FORMS

TITLE III: FAMILY
Chapter 3-1 Children?s Code (05/28/1993)
SECTION 1 - ESTABLISHMENT AND JURISDICTION
SECTION 2 - ADOPTION
SECTION 3 - TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
SECTION 4 - RECORDS
SECTION 5 - CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SECTION 6 - DEFINITIONS
Chapter 3-2?Foster Homes (05/28/1993)
SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION
SECTION 2 - RIGHTS OF APPLICANTS AND LICENSES
SECTION 3 - FOSTER PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
SECTION 4 - FOSTER HOMES
SECTION 5 - CARE OF CHILDREN
SECTION 6 - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECISIONS FINAL
SECTION 7 - PENALTIES
SECTION 8 - LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION
Chapter 3-3 Child Support (08/12/2000)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 2 - JURISDICTION
SECTION 3 - CIVIL PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
SECTION 4 - ENFORCEMENT AND MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT ORDER AFTER REGISTRATION
SECTION 5 - DETERMINATION OF PARENTAGE
SECTION 6 - FORMS

TITLE IV: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Chapter 4-1?Solid Waste (12/04/1993)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3 - APPLICABILITY; SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM
SECTION 4 - GENERAL CONDITIONS
SECTION 5 - SOLID WASTE STORAGE
SECTION 6 - COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID WASTE
SECTION 7 - TREATMENT, PROCESSING AND UTILIZATION OF SOLID WASTE
SECTION 8 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
SECTION 9 - SITE AND PLAN APPROVAL, DENIAL, CANCELLATION OF APPROVALS
SECTION 10 - OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS
SECTION 11 - NONCONFORMING SITES AND FACILITIES
SECTION 12 - RECEPTACLES FOR GARBAGE, REFUSE TO BE PROVIDED
SECTION 13 - USE OF DESIGNATED RECEPTICLES REQUIRED
SECTION 14 - TREE LIMBS, CUTTINGS, STUMPS, SHRUBBERY, YARD WASTE
SECTION 15 - DEBRIS FROM CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION, REPAIR OF BUILDINGS IS DUTY OF OCCUPANT
SECTION 16 - DISPOSAL OF DISCARDED APPLIANCES, ETC.
SECTION 17 - SCAVENGING, GARBAGE CONTAINERS, LANDFILLS, ETC.
SECTION 18 - ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 19 - VARIANCES
SECTION 20 - LIMITATIONS
SECTION 21 - SEVERABILITY
SECTION 22 - REPEAL
Chapter 4-2?Tire Dumps (12/04/1993)
SECTION 1 - DECLARATION OF POLICY
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3 - TIRE DUMPS DECLARED A NUISANCE
SECTION 4 - TIRE DUMPS DECLARED PHYSICAL INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY
SECTION 5 - TRESPASS
SECTION 6 - NO WAIVER OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
SECTION 7 - DECISION TO BRING ACTION
SECTION 8 - SEVERABILITY

TITLE V: BUSINESS
Chapter 5-1?Liquor Control (12/14/1991)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL
SECTION 2 - LICENSES
SECTION 3 - AGENT
SECTION 4 - AUTHORITY OF THE TRIBAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
SECTION 5 - SEPARATE LICENSES FOR EACH FACILITY
SECTION 6 - TRANSFER OF LICENSES PROHIBITED
SECTION 7 - STATE LAW APPLICABLE
SECTION 8 - STATE LAW ADOPTED
SECTION 9 - CLOSING HOURS
Chapter 5-2?Gaming Control (10/12/1997)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL
SECTION 2 - DEFINITIONS
SECTION 3 - AUTHORIZATION OF GAMING ACTIVITIES
SECTION 4 - CONFORMANCE WITH IGRA AND COMPACT
SECTION 5 - STANDARDS OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT
SECTION 6 - PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS
SECTION 7 - NET REVENUES
SECTION 8 - FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI COMMUNITY GAMING COMMISSION
SECTION 9 - BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
SECTION 10 - LICENSING PROCEDURES
SECTION 11 - CONFLICTS OF INTEREST PROHIBITED
SECTION 12 - ACCOUNTING, MONTHLY REPORTS, AND ANNUAL AUDITS
SECTION 13 - POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
SECTION 14 - POWERS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL
SECTION 15 - INTERPRETATION
SECTION 16 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SECTION 17 - PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS
SECTION 18 - EFFECTIVE DATE
Chapter 5-3?Gaming Revenue Allocation (08/08/1998) [Not available online]
Chapter 5-4?Tax (11/06/2010)
SECTION 1 - GENERAL
SECTION 2 - TAX COMMISSION REGULATIONS AND FILING PROCEDURES
SECTION 3 - ASSESSMENTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTIES
SECTION 4 - COLLECTION AND APPEALS
SECTION 5 - TAX RECEIPTS; EFFECTIVE DATES
SECTION 6 - SALES TAX CODE; PURPOSE
SECTION 7 - IMPOSITION OF SALES TAX
SECTION 8 - EXEMPTIONS, RETURNS, AND PAYMENTS
SECTION 9 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
SECTION 10 - HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX CODE
SECTION 11 - IMPOSITION OF TAX
SECTION 12 - EXEMPTIONS, RETURNS, AND PAYMENTS
SECTION 13 - ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

TITLE VI   X (RESERVED)

 

SEE ALSO:
Tribal Court Rules

[Table of Contents created by NILL in February 2015, based on materials available on tribe's website.]