Navajo Council on Bill addressing Navajo Education Board

NAVAJO COUNCIL NOW ON Legislation No.: 0496-17 Legislation Title: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Naabik’iyati’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving “The Department of Dine Education Administrative Act of 2017”, Amending the Navajo Nation Code, Title 10, Chapter 1, Subchapter 2, Sections 106 and 107 Establishing Direct Administrative […]

Navajo Transitional Energy Company before Navajo Council

COUNCIL RECESSED FOR LUNCH AND THEY ARE BACK ON COUNCIL FLOOR AND TAKING UP: Legislation No.: 0490-17 Legislation Title: An Action Relating to Resources And Development, Budget And Finance, Naa’bik’iyati’ Committees And The Navajo Nation Council; Approving And Authorizing The Navajo Transitional Energy Company To Pledge 100% Of The Equity Interest Of The Navajo Nation […]

Revenge Porn Act: Council increases sentence & fine

COUNCIL CONTINUES DEBATING LEGISLATION 0428-17: An Action Relating To Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Law and Order, Naabik’iyati’ Committees and the CONavajo Nation Council: Enacting the Revenge Porn Act and Amending Title 17 Sex Offenses DELEGATE DELGATE CROTTY make motion to amend page 7, line 6 to 7, strike 30 and insert […]

Revenge Porn Act: Navajo law enforcement need financial assistance

COUNCIL NOW DEBATING LEGISLATION 0428-17: An Action Relating To Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Law and Order, Naabik’iyati’ Committees and the CONavajo Nation Council: Enacting the Revenge Porn Act and Amending Title 17 Sex Offenses DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE i do support cuz strengthens laws of Navajo and hear comments after comments how […]

Navajo Council: Enacting Revenge Porn Act

BACK HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL. YESTERDAY, APRIL 18, 2018, WEDNESDAY, THE COUNCIL APPROVED TWO EMERGENCY BILLS. ONE OPPOSED THE REASSIGNED OF NAVAJO AREA BIA DIRECTOR SHARON PINTO AND THE OTHER ONE OPPOSED THE REORGANIZATION OF THE BIA, WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE RELOCATION OF THE NAVAJO AREA BIA OFFICE FROM GALLUP, N.M. TO LAS VEGAS, […]

$315,000 for Navajo Zoo fails by one vote

NAVAJO COUNCIL NOW ON LEGISLATION 0059-18, WHICH SEEKS 4315,000 FOR ZOO TO HAVE NEW BATHROOM ADDITIONS. NO DEBATE. COUNCIL VOTING. IT IS NOW 3:32 PM, 15-2, FAILS. TWO DEGATES VOTING NO WERE LEONARD TSOSIE AND STEPHEN BEGAY. THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED 2/3 VOTE OR 16 YES VOTES.

Bill to clarify Speaker’s voting requirements Fails

COUNCIL STILL DEBATING LEGISLATION 0056-18 WHICH CLARIFIES THAT SPEAKER ONLY VOTES IN TIE VOTE AND NOT IN 2/3 VOTES. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON NOW LEADING AMENDMENT TO ALLOW SPEAKER TO VOTE ON 3/4 VOTES AND HIGHER. DELEGATE TSOSIE SECONDS WITHERSPOON’S AMENDMENT. NO DEBATE SO COUNCIL VOTING ON DELEGATE WITHERSPOON’S AMENDMENT. 4-14. DELEGATES VOTING YES ARE LEONARD […]

Push to give Speaker more power Fails

COUNCIL STILL DEBATING LEGISLATION 0056-18 WHICH CLARIFIES THAT SPEAKER ONLY VOTES IN TIE VOTE AND NOT IN 2/3 VOTES. BUT DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE LEADING AMENDMENT FOR SPEAKER TO VOTE IN 2/3 VOTE AND OTHER VOTING REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE HIGHER THAN 2/3 VOTE, SUCH AS BILLS THAT REQUIRE 90 PERCENT OF COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP. IT IS NOW […]

Delegate Crotty: Speaker and Delegates not equal

COUNCIL STILL DEBATING LEGISLATION 0056-18 WHICH CLARIFIES THAT SPEAKER ONLY VOTES IN TIE VOTE AND NOT IN 2/3 VOTES. BUT DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE LEADING AMENDMENT FOR SPEAKER TO VOTE IN 2/3 VOTE AND OTHER VOTING REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE HIGHER THAN 2/3 VOTE, SUCH AS BILLS THAT REQUIRE 90 PERCENT OF COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP. DELEGATE TUCHONY SLIM […]

Quorum problems underlies more voting power for speaker

COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION 0056-18, CLARIFY THAT SPEAKER NOT VOTE IN 2/3 VOTE AND ONLY VOTE WHEN THERE IS A TIE. DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE MOTIONED FOR AMENDMENT TO HAVE SPEAKER VOTE IN 2/3 VOTES. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON i support Tsosie cuz difficulty getting 16 on council floor and with bills that requires 2/3 vote, it is […]