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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 re-organized 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To view a comprehensive list of all Oneida Business Committee resolutions, including those that adopted, amended or repealed laws, click here.
To view a comprehensive list of all General Tribal Council resolutions, including those that adopted, amended or repealed laws, click here.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#8-9-17-A
Chapter 107 Open Records and Open Meetings  BC#6-25-14-B
Chapter 108 Internal Audit BC#8-9-17-B
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 Oneida Business Committee Meetings Law BC#7-26-17-H (effective 9/13/17)
Chapter 121 Budget Management and Control BC#2-8-17-C (this new law does not go into effect until October 1, 2017)
Chapter 123 Per Capita BC#2-22-17-D

Chapter 124 Membership Ordinance GTC#7-2-84-A
Chapter 125 Community Support Fund BC#12-11-13-D (currently in effect)
Community Support Fund
 BC#1-11-17-B (becomes effective 10/26/17)
Chapter 126 Pardon and Forgiveness BC#1-22-14-B
Chapter 127 Cemetery Law BC#7-26-17-L
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 202 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace  BC#4-12-17-C
Chapter 203 Oneida Worker’s Compensation Law BC#6-25-14-B
Chapter 204 Garnishment BC#7-27-16-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 and Fleet Management BC#6-28-17-C 
Chapter 211 Employee Protection Policy BC#02-25-15-C
Chapter 212  Vehicle Driver and Fleet Management BC#6-28-17-C 
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#6-28-17-D
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
Chapter 223 Workplace Violence BC#06-28-17-E
 

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 Domestic Animals Ordinance BC #6-22-11-G (currently in effect)
Domestic Animal Schedule of Fines
Domestic Animals  BC#06-28-17-B (becomes effective January-01-2018)
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 (currently in effect)
Tribal Environmental Response BC#7-26-17-B
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)
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 (currently in effect)
Well Abandonment BC#7-26-17-A
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)
Chapter 405 Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal BC#2-15-95-K
Chapter 406 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Law BC#01-25-17-D (currently in effect)
Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Law BC#7-26-17-F  
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)

Chapter 407 On-Site Waste Disposal Ordinance BC#10-28-88-A (currently in effect)
On-Site Waste Disposal Ordinance BC#7-26-17-C
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)
Chapter 408 Sanitation Ordinance BC#10-20-04-B
Chapter 409 Water Resources Ordinance  BC#05-08-96-B (currently in effect)
Water Resources Ordinance BC#7-26-17-G
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)
Chapter 410 All-Terrain Vehicle Law BC#06-16-04-B (currently in effect)
All-Terrain Vehicle Law BC#7-26-17-E
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)
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 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#3-23-11-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 (currently in effect)
Public Use of Tribal Land BC#7-26-17-D
(becomes effective January 1, 2018)

Chapter 610 Eviction and Termination BC#09-27-17-H(BC#10-12-16-A)

Chapter 611 Landlord Tenant BC#09-27-17-H(BC#7-26-17-I ) 

Chapter 612 Mortgage and Foreclosure BC#09-27-17H(BC#8-10-17-K)

 

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
Chapter 708 Children’s Code (with the Nation’s Indian Child Welfare Act Policy) BC# 7-26-17-J) (the Children’s Code is a new law which becomes effective 455 days after the approval date of the Nation’s FY2018 budget, the Indian Child Welfare Act Policy becomes effective September 30, 2017)
 

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 810 Professional Conduct for Attorneys and Advocates BC#09-27-17-G
Chapter 811 Legal Resource Center BC#09-13-17-L
 

TITLE 9. EDUCATION

Chapter 901 Trust Scholarship Fund Policy BC#12-11-13-E
Chapter 902 Child Care Department Consumer Complaint BC#8-9-17-C (this new law becomes effective 11/7/17)

 

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