Navajo Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee, which is the Council’s top committee, is now on Legislation 0006-15 An Action Relating To NAABIK’ IYATI’ Committee; Respectfully Requesting The State Of New Mexico To Consider Amendments And An Appropriation In New Mexico House Bill 108, Introduced By Patricia A. Lunstrom.
SPONSOR, DELEGATE JONATHAN HALE, explains that his Legislation 0006-15 is for the State of NM to appropriate funds for epidemeological data collection, for behavioral health services because there are Navajo people that live in border towns and Albuquerque that need services and to have a Navajo Nation representative on the Inter-agency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative, which will create a state wide master plan on the delivery of behavioral health services.
NAABI VOTES ON LEGISLATION 0006-15, 19 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED
NAABI TAKES UP Legislation 0007-15 An Action Relating To NAABIK’ IYATI’ Navajo Nation Council; Appointing Levon B. Henry As Chief Legislative Counsel
CHIEF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL LEVON HENRY
My utmost interest is protecting my clients’ interests and i would like to continue that work with your approval and continue other projects. I appreciate opportunity if you allow me to be your attorney and I will do my best for you. I am from Naschitti, N.M.
LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY MARIANA KAHN
Navajo law says that Naabi makes recommendation to Council, which makes final vote on the confirmation of the Chief Legislative Counsel.
DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE
I was surprised that Mr. Henry’s term expired. I’d like to make amendment that Mr. Henry serve four years as Chief Legislative Counsel.
NAABI VOTES ON LEGISLATION 0007-15, 21 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED