Navajo Council Naa’biki’yati Committee convened at 11:30 am. Navajo prayer by Delegate Jonathan Hale.
SPEAKER JOHNNY NAIZE announces that memo went out for everyone to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. He jokingly tells Delegates and staff that are not wearing pink to leave.
DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY
Navajo Hopi Land Commission actually got a quorum this morning. Thot no layoffs this year. That budget remained the same. Now after the fact, 2014 budget signed, we are seeing adverse cuts, scale back on operations in Legislative Branch.
If recall in budget deliberations, we did not raid Executive Branch. And when we returned, I leaned that Legislative Branch positions cut and services scaled back. So what is going on with money approved which is basically same as last year so wud think that same level of staff and services.
I want Office of Speaker to prepare report about how 2014 budget compare to 2013 budget. And if you are going to give staff bonuses that neds to be explained. Cuz this is our budget and we deserve the right to know what is going on in Legislative Branch.
DELEGATE GEORGE APACHITO
Alamo Days this week and everyone invited.
14 MEMBERS PRESENT
DELEGATEE LoRenzo Bates, Danny Simpson, Lorenzo Curley, Nelson BeGaye, Roscoe Smith, Leonard Tsosie, David Tom, Edmund Yazzie, Alton Shepherd, Duane Tsiniginie, Jonathan Hale, Charles Damon, Dwight Witherspoon, Kenneth Maryboy.
READING OF AGENDA
DELEGATE ROSCOE SMITH/DANNY SIMPSON
Add two pieces of legislation: $4.1 million and Energy Policy
Add legislation for funding of NEPA Pesticide Program
VOTE AT 11:49 AM TO ADD THREE PIECES OF LEGISLATION
12 in favor, 1 opposed
VOTE AT 11:50 AM TO ACCEPT AGENDA
16 in favor, 0 opposed