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Legislative Operating Committee

LOC Members

The Legislative Operating Committee is the legislative body of the Oneida Nation and is comprised of the five non-officer members of the Oneida Business Committee.  The LOC offices are located on the second floor of the Norbert Hill Center, Oneida, WI. 

LOC Chairman
Councilman
Jameson Wilson
920-869-4385
jwilson@oneidanation.org

LOC Vice-Chairman
Councilman
Kirby Metoxen
920-869-4441
kmetox@oneidanation.org
LOC Member
Councilman
Jonas Hill
920-869-4461
jhill1@oneidanation.org
Executive Assistant
Fawn Cottrell
920-869-4374
fcottrel@oneidanation.org
Executive Assistant
Kristal Hill
920-869-4434
khill@oneidanation.org
Legislative Assistant
Maureen Perkins
920-869-4482
mperkins2@oneidanation.org
LOC Member
Councilman
Marlon Skenadore
920-869-4424
mskenan1@oneidanation.org

LOC Member
Councilwoman
Jennifer Webster
920-869-4457
jwebster11@oneidanation.org

 
Executive Assistant
Fawn Billie
920-869-4337
fbillie@oneidanation.org
   

A note from the LOC Chair

 Shekoli (hello),

 

This will be my first term serving on the Legislative Operating Committee (LOC) and it is truly an honor to be elected as Chair by my fellow LOC members.

The LOC started the 2023-2026 term with a strategic planning session that will provide clarity on the direction the LOC will take and will help guide legislation for the next three years.

The LOC developed five (5) guiding principles for the 2023-2026 term:

·         Re-indigenize our legislative foundation with TsiɁ Niyukwaliho T^

·         Build an effective team through collaboration with departments, communities, and affected entities

·         Enhance community involvement through outreach and communication

·         Exercise our sovereignty through the development of community focused laws that promote TsiɁ Niyukwaliho T^

·         Create a strategy driven agenda reflecting Oneida community values that align with the Oneida Business Committee’s Strategic Plan

The LOC will incorporate Oneida core values and culture into the legislative branch of the Nation’s government through Cultural Match, which is a key principle of Native Nation Rebuilding. Cultural Match involves Native Nations establishing a governance structure that is engrained with indigenous beliefs and governing practices that match a Nation’s contemporary governing institutions. With Cultural Match in mind, the LOC will be tasked with integrating TsiɁ Niyukwaliho T^ (Our Ways) into the legislative foundation of the Oneida Nation.

The LOC will emphasize the importance of strengthening community engagement and participation in the Nation’s lawmaking process by hosting quarterly community meetings focused on legislation the LOC is working on. Community meetings will provide an open forum for Oneida Nation members to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding legislation. The LOC is dedicated to ensuring Oneida Nation members are provided the opportunity to be involved in the development of our laws, policies, codes, and ordinances.

Collaboration with Oneida Nation members and other key stakeholders will be one of the main priorities for the LOC during the 2023-2026 term. We believe this will assist with the development of community focused laws that reflect the core values of who we are as On^yote aka (People of the Standing Stone).

If you are interested in proposing new or amended legislation or have questions or concerns about legislation that we are working on, please contact us as information for each individual LOC member is located on the LOC’s landing page on the nation’s website. We take great pride in serving Oneida Nation members and look forward to interacting with the Oneida Community.

Yaw^ko kiwah (thank you very much),

Jameson Wilson, Chairman

Oneida Nation Legislative Operating Committee

Purpose and Mission

The purpose and mission of the Legislative Operating Committee (LOC) is to enhance the policy making capabilities of the Oneida Business Committee (OBC) and General Tribal Council by drafting laws and policies and reviewing past and current laws and policies of the tribe. The LOC is also responsible for maintaining the Oneida Register. 

Oneida Register / Code of Laws

View the Oneida Nation Code of Laws by visiting the link below:

Oneida Nation Register/Code of Laws 

LOC Meeting Packets & Minutes

The LOC meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Oneida Business Committee Conference Room (2nd floor, Norbert Hill Center, Oneida, WI) and on Microsoft Teams.  Any interested person may submit an agenda request form to the Legislative Reference Office for legislation development or amendment.

An audio recording of the meetings will be made available on the Nation’s website after the meeting concludes.

Meeting Materials

May 15, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  Minutes • Audio

May 1, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED •  MinutesAudio

April 17, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED •  MinutesAudio

April 3, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED •  MinutesAudio

March 20, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  MinutesAudio

March 6, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  MinutesAudio

February 21, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  MinutesAudio

February 7, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  MinutesAudio

January 17, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet •  MinutesAudio

January 3, 2024 LOC Meeting Packet•  MinutesAudio

December 20, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutes • Audio

December 6, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

November 15, 2023 LOC Meeting CANCELED

November 1, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

October 18, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

October 4, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

September 20, 2023 LOC MEETING CANCELED

September 6, 2023 LOC MEETING CANCELED

August 16, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutes •  Audio

THURSDAY, August 3, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

TUESDAY, July 18, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

MONDAY, July 10, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

June 21, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

June 7, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

May 17, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

May 3, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

April 19, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

FRIDAY, April 7, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED MinutesAudio

March 15, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED MinutesAudio

March 1, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

February 15, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

February 1, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

January 18, 2023 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED MinutesAudio

January 4, 2023 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

December 21, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

December 7, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

November 16, 2022 LOC Meeting CANCELED

November 2, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

October 19, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

October 5, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

September 21, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

September 7, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

August 17, 2022 LOC Meeting CANCELED

August 3, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

July 20, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

July 6, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

June 15, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

June 1, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

May 18, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

May 4, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED MinutesAudio

April 20, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

April 6, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

March 16, 2022 LOC Meeting Packet MinutesAudio

March 2, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

February 16, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

February 2, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

January 19, 2022 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

January 5, 2022 LOC Meeting CANCELED 

December 15, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

December 1, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

November 17, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesVideo

November 3, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

October 20, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesVideo

October 6, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

September 15, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesVideo

September 1, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

August 18, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

August 4, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

July 21, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet REVISED MinutesVideo

July 7, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet MinutesAudio

June 2, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet • MinutesAudio

May 19, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

May 5, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

April 21, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet REVISEDMinutesAudio

April 7, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

March 3, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutesAudio

February 17, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet MinutesVideo

February 3, 2021 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

January 20, 2021 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutesAudio

December 16, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

December 2, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

November 4, 2020 LOC Meeting Packet MinutesAudio

October 21, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

October 7, 2020 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISED MinutesAudio

August 19, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutesAudio

March 18, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutes

March 4, 2020 LOC Meeting PacketMinutes

February 19, 2020 LOC Meeting Packet • Minutes

February 5, 2020 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutes

January 15, 2020 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutes

January 1, 2020 – CANCELLED

December 18, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

December 4, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISED  •  Minutes

November 20, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

November 6, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  • Minutes

October 16, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

October 2, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISED  •  Minutes     

September 18, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

September 4, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

August 21, 2019 – CANCELLED

August 7, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISED  •  Minutes

July 17, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

July 3, 2019 – CANCELLED

June 19, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  • Minutes

June 05, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISED  •  Minutes

May 15, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

May 1, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  • Minutes

April 17, 2019 LOC Meeting PacketMinutes

March 13, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutes

March 4, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet – REVISEDMinutes

February 20, 2019 LOC Meeting PacketMinutes

February 6, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

January 16, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

January 7, 2019 LOC Special Meeting Packet  • Minutes

January 2, 2019 LOC Meeting Packet  •  Minutes

 

Public Meetings & Comment Periods

In accordance with the Legislative Procedures Act, the Legislative Operating Committee is required to host a public meeting and open a public comment period on each proposal to adopt, amend or repeal an Oneida law or policy. 

To view current and upcoming public meetings and public comment periods, visit the link below: 

Public Meetings & Public Comment Periods

LOC Agenda Request Form

Any interested person may submit a written request to the Legislative Reference Office for legislation. The request for legislation will be placed on the agenda of the next duly called Legislative Operating Committee (LOC) meeting. 

LOC Agenda Request Form Fillable PDF

Statement of Effect Request

Statement of Effect Request Fillable Form

Resolution BC-09-25-19-B Statement of Effect Requirement for Resolutions

A Statement of Effect contains legal and policy analysis which explains the effect adopting a resolution has for the Nation.  All resolutions proposed for adoption by the Oneida Business Committee or the Oneida General Tribal Council shall be accompanied by a Statement of Effect and processed through the Legislative Reference Office.

Exceptions for resolutions that do not require a Statement of Effect.

  • Resolution for grant applications
  • Self-governance contact or compact resolutions
  • Resolutions for the purchase of land into trust status
  • Nominations of individuals to serve on a particular entity
  • Resolution in support of a cause or individual
  • Resolution regarding the pardoning or forgiveness of any member of the nation
  • Resolution which approve a contract or agreement accompanied by a legal review

LOC Bylaws

LOC Bylaws

What is the LOC working on?

Law

LOC Sponsor

All Terrain Vehicle Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Back Pay Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Boards, Committees, and Commissions Law Amendments 

Kirby Metoxen

Business Corporations Law 

Jameson Wilson

Cemetery Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Clean Air Policy Amendments 

Jennifer Webster

Code of Ethics Law Amendments

Jennifer Webster

Credit Collections Law

Jennifer Webster

Domestic Animals Law Amendments

Jonas Hill

Drug and Alcohol Free Law for Elected and Appointed Officials

Kirby Metoxen & Jonas Hill

Elder Assistance Program Law

Jennifer Webster & Marlon Skenandore

Endowments Law Amendments

Jennifer Webster

Environmental Review Law

Kirby Metoxen & Jonas Hill

Eviction and Termination Law Amendments

Jonas Hill & Marlon Skenandore

Finance Committee Bylaws Amendments

Kirby Metoxen

Fire Signs Law 

Jennifer Webster 

Furlough Law Amendments Jennifer Webster 
Gift Card Law  Kirby Metoxen

Guardianship Law

Marlon Skenandore

Higher Education Scholarship Law 

Jameson Wilson

Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Law Amendments

Jonas Hill

Investigative Leave Policy Amendments

Marlon Skenandore

Law Enforcement Ordinance Amendments

Jonas Hill

Layoff Policy Amendments

Jennifer Webster

Local Land Use Regulation Reimbursement Policy Repeal

Kirby Metoxen

Marijuana Law

Jameson Wilson

Misappropriation of Funds Law

Jennifer Webster

Oneida Election Board Bylaws Amendments 

Marlon Skenandore

Oneida General Welfare Law Amendments

Jonas Hill & Jameson Wilson

Oneida Land Trust Law

Jameson Wilson

Oneida Language Law

Jennifer Webster & Kirby Metoxen

Oneida Nation Commission on Aging Bylaws Amendments

Jennifer Webster

Oneida Nation Veterans Affairs Committee Bylaws Amendments 

Jennifer Webster & Jonas Hill

Oneida Personnel Commission Bylaws Amendments 

Marlon Skenandore

Oneida Personnel Policies and Procedures Amendments

All LOC

Oneida Trust Enrollment Committee Bylaws Amendments

Jameson Wilson

On-Site Waste Disposal Law Amendments

Jonas Hill

Probate Law

Kirby Metoxen, Jameson Wilson, & Marlon Skenandore

Public Use of Tribal Land Law Amendments

Jonas Hill

Real Property Law Amendments

Jameson Wilson

Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal Law Amendments

Kirby Metoxen & Jonas Hill

Sanctions and Penalties Law

Jennifer Webster

Short Term Rental Law

Jonas Hill

Southeastern Wisconsin Oneida Tribal Services Advisory Board Bylaws Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Taxation Law

Jameson Wilson

Traffic Law

Jennifer Webster

Tribal Environmental Response Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Tribal Environmental Quality Review Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Tribal Sovereignty in Data Research Law 

Jennifer Webster

Two Spirit Inclusion Law 

Jennifer Webster

Water Resources Law Amendments

Jonas Hill

Well Abandonment Law Amendments 

Jonas Hill

Workplace Violence Law Amendments

Jennifer Webster

Contact Us

Oneida Nation Legislative Operating Committee
P.O. Box 365, Oneida WI 54155

Legislative Reference Office (LOC Support Office)
Ph: (920) 869-4376 or (800) 236-2214 (toll-free)
Fax: (920) 869-4040
E-Mail: LOC@oneidanation.org

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