A new law has been created for the Oneida Business Committee Meetings. The purpose of this law is to identify how the Oneida Business Committee will carry out its responsibilities. The Oneida Business Committee Meetings Law will go into effect on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
The new law highlights various areas for OBC Meeting conduct, behavior and responsibilities.
Three main highlights of the new law:
1. Public Comment and Discussion: Each individual shall be allowed to give public comment one time per agenda item for a maximum of 5 minutes per topic.
2. Responsibilities of OBC Meeting Attendees: All attendees including the BC members are expected to treat each other with respect and kindness.
3. Removal of Disorderly or Disruptive Person: The presiding Chairperson may designate an individual to serve as the sergeant-at-arms for OBC meetings to oversee the security of the meeting and to ensure the safety of all present.
Take a look at the video created to help everyone understand the new law.
The Oneida Business Committee Meeting Law was created to help the OBC use their time more effectively. The goal of the new law is to be productive and efficient when conducting OBC Meetings. Additionally, the BC will review the highlights of the law prior to each BC meeting.
The new law will go into effect on September 13, 2017, and can be found on the Nation’s website.