NAVAJO COUNCIL CONTINUES DEBATE OVER LEGISLATION 0462-12:
LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY RON HAVEN
Candidates must understand and speak Navajo or English AND not read and write Navajo.
On proposed AMENDMENT TO PAGE 5, 240(a), DELEGATE REFERENCE TO COUNCIL AND CHANGE TO ELECTION ADMINISTRATION. Advise against cuz removal of officials and giving Election Office authority to deal with insanity, absence of meetings, habitual abuse of alcohol, misfeasance in office elected officials/Council/Prez/Vice Prez. SECTION 8 lists all qualifications for elected officials.Certain criminal convictions will disqualify candidates. This legislation deals with HOW do you remove official once in office. There is process for disqualifying candidates. This is only about process, not add or delete offenses. Misdemenors and felonies still here. My suggestion to motioning party is not necessary for Election Office to assume authority.