NAVAJO COUNCIL STILL DEBATING WHAT AGENDA ITEM TO ADDRESS FIRST.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
Our rules calls for Council to take up legislation that requires 2/3 vote.
Second to Delegate Witherspoon amendment.
DELEGATE LORENZO BATES
if such an amendment was to be made it should have been done when Council agenda being adopted and not by floor rules.
Disagree with Bates. When u adopt the agenda, yhou adopt Old Business and floor rules requires that Council consider legislation that mandates 2/3 vote.
I ask taht we go to Legislation 0369-13: Referring a Referendum measure on amending Title 2 of the Navajo Nation Code, section 102.
I withdraw my motion to go to legislation.
Go to proposed Energy Policy. When reading proposed Energy Policy, we lost a quorum and so let’s vote.
i thot we clarified that the first order of business is legislation that requires 2/3 vote.
Reads Council floor rules to support Delegate Tsosie’s position that Council goes to legislation that requires 2/3 vote.
Council rules state that Council proceed with agenda in the way that Council adopted.
DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY
You yourself made that directive that all legislation requiring 2/3 vote had to be considered by Council first so let’s get to business that all legislation requiring 2/3 votes be addressed by Council first.
I asked to make an amendment but there was still debate over what legislation to address first.
DELEGATE DANNY SIMPSON
you already recognized Delegate Witherspoon and then there was no second.
Witherspoon is just wanting to make legislation better and he should have right to make his amendment. Witherspoon withdrew his amendment because Witherspoon believed that Council would be taking up legislation requiring 2/3 vote.
COUNCIL VOING ON OLD BUSINESS, PROPOSED ENERGY POLICY at 11:21 a.m.
13 in favor, 6 opposed
DELEGATES OPPOSING PROPOSED ENERGY POLICY WERE DELEGATES: Mel Begay, Russell Begaye, Josh Butler, Jonathan Nez, Leonard Tsosie, Dwight Witherspoon
Delegate Elmer Begay has approved absence because he has a cold. I told him to take three shot of Tequila but he didn’t want my advice.