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Recent Legislative Actions

The following is a chronological history of the most recent actions taken by the Oneida Business Committee (OBC) and General Tribal Council (GTC) that officially adopted, amended, or repealed Oneida law (including policies):

2017

  • September 13 – OBC adopted a the Legal Resource Center law on a permanent basis.
  • August 9 – OBC adopted a new Child Care Department Consumer Complaint Policy.
  • August 9 – OBC adopted amendments to the Audit law.
  • August 9 – OBC adopted amendments to the Administrative Rulemaking law.
  • July 26 – OBC adopted amendments transferring hearing body authority from the Environmental Resource Board to the Judiciary for the following laws:
    • Water Resources Ordinance
    • Hunting, Fishing and Trapping law
    • All-Terrain Vehicle Law
    • Public Use of Tribal Land law
    • On-Site Waste Disposal law
    • Tribal Environmental Response law
    • Well Abandonment law
  • July 26 – OBC adopted a new Oneida Business Committee Meetings law.
  • July 26 – OBC adopted an extension of the emergency amendments to the Landlord-Tenant law.
  • July 26 – OBC adopted a new Children’s Code and the Nation’s Indian Child Welfare Act Policy.
  • July 26 – OBC adopted amendments to the Cemetery law.
  • June 28 – OBC adopted a new Workplace Violence law.
  • June 28 – OBC adopted amendments to the Conflict of Interest law.
  • June 28 – OBC adopted a new Vehicle Driver Certification and Fleet Management Law, which replaces the Vehicle Driver Certification Policy and the Fleet Management Policy.
  • June 28 – OBC adopted amendments to the Domestic Animals Ordinance.
  • May 24 – OBC adopted a new Legal Resource Center law on an emergency basis.
  • April 26 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Conflict of Interest law.
  • April 23 – GTC adopted amendments to the Election law to reflect the amended Constitution.
  • April 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace law.
  • April 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Endowments law.
  • February 22 – OBC adopted amendments to the Per Capita law.
  • February 8 – OBC adopted amendments to the Conflict of Interest law.
  • February 8 – OBC adopted a new law – Budget Management and Control (effective October 1, 2017)
  • February 8 – OBC adopted amendments to the Real Property law.
  • January 25 – OBC adopted amendments to the Tobacco law.
  • January 25 – OBC adopted amendments to the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping law.
  • January 25 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Landlord-Tenant law.
  • January 11 – OBC adopted a new law – the Oneida Nation Seal and Flag law.
  • January 11 – OBC adopted amendments to the Community Support Fund law.

2016

  • October 26 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy.
  • October 26 – OBC adopted amendments to the Leasing law.
  • October 26 – OBC adopted amendments to the Back Pay law.
  • October 12 – OBC adopted an extension of the emergency amendments to the Election law.
  • October 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Vendor Licensing law.
  • October 12 – OBC adopted a new law – the Landlord-Tenant law.
  • October 12 – OBC adopted a new law – the Eviction and Termination law.
  • August 10 – OBC adopted a new law – the Mortgage and Foreclosure law.
  • August 10 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • July 27 – OBC adopted amendments to the Garnishment law.
  • May 25 – OBC adopted amendments to the Marriage law.
  • April 27 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Election law.
  • February 24  – OBC adopted amendments to the Administrative Procedures Act
  • February 24 –  OBC adopted a new Administrative Rulemaking law.
  • January 13 – OBC adopted amendments to the Public Use of Tribal Land law.

2015

  • November 10 – OBC adopted a new policy – the Furlough Policy. (Previously a furlough policy was adopted on an emergency basis, but this is a permanent adoption.)
  • September 9 – OBC adopted permanent amendments to the Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance (ONGO).
  • August 26 – OBC extended the emergency amendments to the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • July 8 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Public Use of Tribal Land Law.
  • June 28 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Election Law.
  • June 24 – OBC adopted amendments to the Investigative Leave Policy
  • June 16 – The Secretary of the US Department of Interior approved the Constitutional amendments passed by Oneida voters during the May 2, 2015 Oneida Secretarial Election, and they became effective.
  • May 27 – OBC adopted amendments to the Marriage Law.
  •  May 13 – OBC adopted a new Leasing Law
  • May 13  – OBC adopted amendments to the Real Property Law.
  • May 2  – the Oneida membership adopted five amendments to the Oneida Constitution
  • April 22  – OBC adopted amendments to the Motor Vehicle Registration Law, along with a separate schedule of motor vehicle registration fees.
  • April 22  – OBC extended the emergency amendments to the Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance
  • March 25 – OBC adopted amendments to the Judiciary Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • February 25 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • February 25 – OBC adopted technical* amendments to the Attorney Contract Policy, Condominium Ordinance, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Employee Protection Policy, Local Land Use Regulation Reimbursement Policy, Notary Act, Oneida Election Law, Oneida Food Service Code, Oneida Nation Law Enforcement Ordinance, Oneida Vendor Licensing law, Real Property Law, Social Media Policy, Tattooing and Body Piercing Law, and Tribal Environmental Response law

2014

  • December 19 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Judiciary Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • December 10  – OBC adopted amendments to the Public Use of Tribal Land law.
  • October 28  – OBC adopted amendments to the implementation date for the Judiciary Rules of Evidence, Judiciary Rules of Civil Procedure, Judiciary Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • October 8 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance.
  • September 24 – OBC adopted an extension to the emergency amendments to the Judiciary Law/Transition Plan.
  • September 24 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Personnel Policies and Procedures Regarding Job Duties and Assignments.
  • August 13 –  OBC adopted amendments to the Back Pay Policy.
  • August 13  –  OBC adopted amendments to the Investigative Leave Policy.
  • August 13  –  OBC adopted amendments to the Child Support Law
  • July 23  – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Public Use of Tribal Land law.
  • July 23  – OBC adopted amendments to the Cemetery law.
  • June 25  – OBC adopted technical* amendments to the Garnishment law, Oneida Nation Gaming Ordinance, Open Records and Open Meetings law and the  Oneida Worker’s Compensation law.
  • June 16  – OBC repealed the amendments to the Judiciary Law that the OBC had adopted on March 28, 2014.
  • June 11 – OBC adopted amendments to the Oneida Tribal Judiciary Canons of Judicial Conduct.
  • May 28  – OBC adopted amendments to the Clean Air Policy.
  • May 28  – OBC adopted technical* amendments to the Removal law.
  • May 15  – OBC adopted a new Tribal Law – Public Use of Tribal Land, along with a schedule of citations.
  • May 15 – OBC adopted technical* amendments to the Paternity Law, Child Custody, Placement and Visitation law, and the Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation law
  • April 25  – OBC adopted the Oneida Judiciary Rules of Civil Procedure
  • April 25  – OBC adopted the Oneida Judiciary Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • April 23 – OBC adopted a new Tribal law – the Oneida Judiciary Rules of Evidence.
  • April 9 – OBC adopted a new Tribal law: Family Court Rules.
  • April 9 – OBC adopted amendments to the Tobacco Ordinance.
  • April 9 – OBC extended the emergency adoption of the Furlough Policy for an additional six months.
  • March 26 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Judiciary Transition Plan and to the Judiciary law (the emergency amendments to the Judiciary Law were repealed on June 16, 2014).
  • March 26 – OBC extended the emergency adoption of amendments to the Cemetery law for an additional six months.
  • February 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Sovereign Immunity law.
  • January 22 – OBC adopted amendments to the Pardon and Forgiveness law.

2013

  • December 11 – OBC adopted amendments to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy
  • December 11 – OBC adopted amendments to the Oneida Trust Scholarship Policy
  • December 11 – OBC adopted amendments to the Community Support Fund Policy
  • November 15 – OBC adopted amendments to the Personnel Policies and Procedures. (Trade Back for Cash – exception for Health Care Providers)
  • November 13 – OBC adopted amendments to the Early Return to Work policy and re-codified it as a law.
  • October 15 – OBC adopted a new Tribal Policy: Furlough Policy – on an emergency basis.
  • October 9 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Cemetery law.
  • August 28 – OBC adopted amendments to the Small Business Project 2000 Policies and Procedures and codified that policy as a new law titled: Small Business Loans.
  • August 14 – OBC adopted amendments to the Per Capita law.
  • July 10 – OBC extended the emergency amendments to the Pardon and Forgiveness law for an additional six months.
  • July 1 – GTC adopted a resolution authorizing the OBC to make corrective amendments to all Tribal laws and policies, to replace the terms “Oneida Appeals Commission” and “Oneida Tribal Judicial System” with terms consistent with the new Judiciary.
  • June 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Oneida Room Tax law.
  • June 12 – OBC adopted amendments to the Marriage law.
  • June 12 – OBC adopted a new Tribal law: Oneida Tribal Judiciary Canons of Judicial Conduct.
  • May 22 – OBC adopted amendments to the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping law.
  • May 8 – OBC adopted a new Tribal law: Family Court law.
  • March 27 – OBC adopted a new Tribal law: Indian Preference in Contracting (which replaced the existing Indian Preference law).
  • February 27 – OBC adopted amendments to the Independent Contractor Policy.
  • February 13 – OBC adopted amendments to the GTC Meeting Stipend Payment Policy.
  • January 23 – OBC adopted emergency amendments to the Pardon and Forgiveness law.
  • January 7 – GTC adopted amendments to the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • January 7 – GTC adopted a new Judiciary law and a new Legislative Procedures Act

* Technical amendments  just replace references to the Oneida Appeals Commission or Oneida Tribal Judicial System with terms that are consistent with the newer Judiciary/Family Court.)

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