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Oneida Code of Laws

The Oneida Constitution is the supreme law of the Oneida Nation. Under the Constitution is a Code of Laws, each of which was adopted by either the Oneida Business Committee (OBC), or General Tribal Council (GTC). The Code of Laws is below; and under each law are listed any rules that have been promulgated in furtherance of that law, and certified in accordance with the Administrative Rulemaking law.

UPDATE: CODE OF LAWS REORGANIZATION

On March 8, 2017, the Oneida Business Committee approved the Code of Laws re-organization, which re-numbered and categorized all existing laws under one of nine different titles; and merged existing policies into the reorganized Code. (Policies were adopted in the same manner as a law and have the same force and effect as a law).

The citation to the right of each law refers to the Oneida Business Committee (BC#) or General Tribal Council (GTC#) resolution by which that law was most recently adopted or amended.
To view a comprehensive list of all Oneida Business Committee resolutions, including those that adopted, amended or repealed laws, click here.
To view a comprehensive list of all General Tribal Council resolutions, including those that adopted, amended or repealed laws, click here.

TITLE I. GOVERNMENT & FINANCES
Chapter 101 Administrative Procedures Act BC# 2-24-16-B
Chapter 102 Election GTC#4-23-17-A
Chapter 103 Code of Ethics  BC#9-27-06-E
Chapter 104 Removal Law  BC#5-28-14-B
Chapter 105 Comprehensive Policy Governing Boards, Committees and Commissions BC#9-22-10-C
Chapter 106 Administrative Rulemaking BC#2-24-16-C
Chapter 107 Open Records and Open Meetings  BC#6-25-14-B
Chapter 108 Audit Law BC#7-15-98-C
Chapter 109 Legislative Procedures Act GTC#1-07-13-A
Chapter 110 Oneida General Tribal Council Ten Day Notice Policy BC#8-2-00-A
Chapter 111 General Tribal Council Meeting Stipend Payment Policy BC#2-13-13-E
Chapter 112 Sovereign Immunity BC#2-12-14-D
Chapter 113 Protection and Management of Archeological & Historical Resources  BC#6-10-98-A
Chapter 114 Notary Act BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 115 Tobacco BC#1-25-17-B
Chapter 116 Oneida Nation Seal and Flag BC#1-11-17-C
Chapter 117 reserved
Chapter 118 reserved
Chapter 119 reserved
Chapter 120 reserved
Chapter 121 Budget Management and Control BC#2-8-17-C (this law was adopted but does not go into effect until October 1, 2017)
Chapter 122  reserved
Chapter 123 Per Capita BC#2-22-17-D

Chapter 124 Membership Ordinance GTC#7-2-84-A
Chapter 125 Community Support Fund BC#1-11-17-B
Chapter 126 Pardon and Forgiveness BC#1-22-14-B
Chapter 127 Cemetery Law BC#7-23-14-B
Chapter 128 Oneida Nation Arts Program – Dollars For Arts Project Policies BC#9-13-00-C
Chapter 129 Children’s Burial Fund Policy BC#2-10-10-B
Chapter 130 Hall of Fame BC#7-3-07-A
Chapter 131 Endowments BC#4-12-17-D
TITLE 2. EMPLOYMENT
Chapter 201 reserved
Chapter 202 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace  BC#4-12-17-C
Chapter 203 Oneida Worker’s Compensation Law BC#06-25-14-B
Chapter 204 Garnishment BC#07-27-16-B
Chapter 205 Furlough Policy BC#11-10-15-B
Chapter 206 Back Pay BC#10-26-16-A
Chapter 207 Layoff Policy BC#09-23-98-D
Chapter 208 Investigative Leave Policy BC#06-24-15-A
Chapter 209 Early Return to Work BC#11-13-13-A
Chapter 210 Vehicle Driver Certification Policy BC#09-09-98-A
Chapter 211 Employee Protection Policy BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 212 Oneida Fleet Management Policy BC#09-24-97-E
Chapter 213 Military Service Employee Protection Act BC#10-24-07-E
Chapter 214 Oneida Policy on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect BC#4-2-97-E
Chapter 215 Computer Resources Ordinance BC#9-29-04-D
Chapter 216 Attorney Contract Policy BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 217 Conflict of Interest BC#4-26-17-C (Emergency Amendments, expires 10-26-17)
Chapter 218 Social Media Policy BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 219 Oneida Travel and Expense Policy BC#08-06-08-B
Chapter 220 Paper Reduction Policy BC#05-18-94-C
Chapter 221 Oneida Early Childhood Program – Internal Investigation of Complaints BC#07-26-95-A
TITLE 3. HEALTH & PUBLIC SAFETY
Chapter 301 Oneida Nation Law Enforcement Ordinance BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 302 Emergency Management and Homeland Security BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 303 Oneida Safety Law BC#9-22-99-A
Chapter 304 Oneida Tribal Regulation of Domestic Animals Ordinance BC#06-22-11-G
Chapter 305 Oneida Food Service Code BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 306 Tattooing and Body Piercing Law BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 307 Anonymous Letters Policy BC#7-19-95-A
TITLE 4. ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
Chapter 401 Tribal Environmental Response BC#2-25-15-C
Chapter 402 Non-Metallic Mine Reclamation BC#8-1-07-G
Chapter 403 Woodcutting Ordinance BC#1-25-82-A
Chapter 404 Well Abandonment Law BC#8-31-94-A
Chapter 405 Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal BC#2-15-95-K
Chapter 406 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Law BC#01-25-17-D

Chapter 407 On-Site Waste Disposal Ordinance BC#10-28-88-A
Chapter 408 Sanitation Ordinance BC#10-20-04-B
Chapter 409 Water Resources Ordinance  BC#05-08-96-B
Chapter 410 All-Terrain Vehicle Law BC#06-16-04-B
Chapter 411 Clean Air Policy BC#5-28-14-A
TITLE 5. BUSINESS
 Chapter 501  Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance BC#09-09-15-A
Chapter 502 Indian Preference in Contracting BC#03-27-13-B
Chapter 503 Independent Contractor Policy BC#02-27-13-A
Chapter 504 Small Business Loans BC#08-28-13-C
Chapter 505 Motor Vehicle Registration Law BC#04-22-15-C
Chapter 506 Oneida Vendor Licensing BC#10-12-16-E
Chapter 507 Alcohol Beverage Licensing Law BC#01-27-10-B
Chapter 508 reserved
Chapter 509 Room Tax Law BC#06-12-13-C
TITLE 6. PROPERTY & LAND
Chapter 601 Real Property BC#2-8-17-A (Effective Sunday, 6/25/17)

Chapter 602 Leasing Law BC#10-26-16-C (this law was adopted and has been amended, but does not go into effect until approved by the Secretary of the US Department of Interior)
Chapter 603 Building Code BC#03-23-11-E
Chapter 604 Condominium Ordinance BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 605 Zoning and Shoreland Protection BC#06-25-14-B
Chapter 606 Tribal Environmental Quality Review BC#12-21-05-D
Chapter 607 Local Land Use Regulation Reimbursement Policy BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 608 Disposition of Excess Tribal Property Policy BC#03-05-97-C
Chapter 609 Public Use of Tribal Land BC#1-13-16-C

Chapter 610 Eviction and Termination BC#10-12-16-A

Chapter 611 Landlord-Tenant BC#01-25-17-C  (Emergency Amendments – expires 7-25-17)

Chapter 612 Mortgage and Foreclosure BC#8-10-16-K

Chapter 613 reserved
TITLE 7. CHILDREN, ELDERS & FAMILY
Chapter 701 Marriage BC#05-25-16-A

Chapter 702 Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation BC#05-15-14-B
Chapter 703 Paternity BC#05-15-14-F
Chapter 704 Child Support BC#08-13-14-E

Chapter 705 Child Custody, Placement and Visitation BC#05-15-14-E
TITLE 8. JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Chapter 801 Judiciary GTC#01-07-13-B
Chapter 802 Oneida Tribal Judiciary Canons of Judicial Conduct BC#06-11-14-B
Chapter 803 Oneida Judiciary Rules of Civil Procedure BC#04-25-14-A
Chapter 804 Oneida Judiciary Rules of Evidence BC#04-23-14-A
Chapter 805 Rules of Appellate Procedure BC#03-25-15-C
Chapter 806 Family Court BC#05-08-13-A
Chapter 807 Oneida Family Court Rules BC#04-09-14-E
Chapter 808 reserved
Chapter 809 reserved
Chapter 810 reserved
Chapter 811 Legal Resource Center BC#5-24-17-A (Emergency adoption, expires 11/24/17)
TITLE 9. EDUCATION
Chapter 901 Trust Scholarship Fund Policy BC#12-11-13-E
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