Navajo Council Budget Committee begins 2022 Budget Hearings: Health Division up first, 8.20.21

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans: The Navajo Council Budget & Finance Committee began its annual budget hearings for the Navajo Nation government 2022 operating budget. The Hearings are scheduled from Aug. 20 to Aug. 25, 2021. I posted the Budget Hearing agendas for the B&F. I’ll be posting the proposed budget legislation going before the B&F from Aug. 20 to 25. To attend B&F 2022 Budget Hearings Via Teleconference: Call-In # 669 900-6833, Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566, Passcode: 86515. The B&F hearings are also available Live Stream at:
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PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL, August 20, 2021 @ 10 am, August 23, 2021, August 24, 2021, August 25, 2021, 8:00 a.m. each day unless otherwise noted
Comprehensive Budget Hearing Via Teleconference: 669 900-6833, Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566, Passcode: 86515
Presiding: Jamie Henio, Chairperson
Raymond Smith Jr., Vice Chairperson
Place: Via Teleconference, Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Members Present:
_ Elmer P. Begay _ Jamie Henio
Nathaniel Brown _ Raymond Smith, Jr.
Amber K. Crotty _ _ Jimmy Yellowhair

  1. Call the Hearing to Order; the Roll Call; the Invocation;
  2. Review and Adopt the Agenda:
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
  3. Review and Adopt the Budget Hearing Rules/Affirmation of Oath
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    A. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-14-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Department of Health
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Department of Health
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    B. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-09-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation’s Veterans Administration
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Nation Veterans Administration
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    C. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-11-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Human Resources
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Division of Human Resources
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    D. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-13-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Department of Education
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Department of Dine Education
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o Tribal Grants – Navajo Technical University
    Dine College
    Navajo Preparatory School
    Phoenix Indian Center
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    E. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-10-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Social Services
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Division of Social Services
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    F. Resolution No. HEHSCAU-12-21: Relating to the Health & Human Services Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of General Services
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Division of General Services
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o HEHSC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action

Continuation of the Comprehensive Budget Hearing August 23, 2021 8am, Via Teleconference: 669 900-6833, Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566
Passcode: 86515
Presiding: Jamie Henio, Chairperson
Raymond Smith Jr., Vice Chairperson
Place: Via Teleconference, Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Members Present:
_ Elmer P. Begay _ Jamie Henio
Nathaniel Brown _ Raymond Smith, Jr.
Amber K. Crotty _ _ Jimmy Yellowhair

  1. Call the Hearing to Order; the Roll Call; the Invocation;
  2. Review and Adopt the Agenda:
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
  3. Review and Adopt the Budget Hearing Rules/Affirmation of Oath
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    G. Resolution No. LOCAU-03-21: An Action relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Judicial Branch
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Chief Justice’s Statement: Branch overview summary of priorities,
    changes, impacts, etc.
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o Budget & Finance Committee (BFC) Discussion/Preliminary Action
    H. Resolution No. LOCAU-04-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Ethics and Rules Office
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Ethics & Rules Office
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    I. Resolution No. LOCAU-07-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Labor Commission
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Labor Commission
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
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    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    J. Resolution No. LOCAU-06-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Public Defender
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Office of the Public Defender
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    K. Resolution No. LOCAU-08-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Department of Justice
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Attorney General’s Overview
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    L. Resolution No. LOCAU-09-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Office of Hearings & Appeals
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    M. Resolution No. LOCAU-05-21: An Action Relating to the Law and Order Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Division of Public Safety
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o LOC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    N. Resolution No. RDCAU-20-21: Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Natural Resources
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Division of Natural Resources
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o RDCommittee Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    O. Resolution No. RDCAU-19-21 Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Community Development
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Division of Community Development/Capital Budget
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o RDC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    P. Resolution No. RDCAU-15-21: Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Director’s Overview
    o RDC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action

Continuation of the Comprehensive Budget Hearings August 24, 2021 8am, Via Teleconference: 669 900-6833, Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566m Passcode: 86515
Presiding: Jamie Henio, Chairperson
Raymond Smith Jr., Vice Chairperson
Place: Via Teleconference, Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Members Present:
_ Elmer P. Begay _ Jamie Henio
Nathaniel Brown _ Raymond Smith, Jr.
Amber K. Crotty _ _ Jimmy Yellowhair

  1. Call the Hearing to Order; the Roll Call; the Invocation;
  2. Review and Adopt the Agenda:
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
  3. Review and Adopt the Budget Hearing Rules/Affirmation of Oath
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Q. Resolution No. RDCAU-18-21: Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Environmental Protection
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Environmental Protection Agency
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o RDC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    R. Resolution No. RDCAU-17-21: Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Transportation
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Division of Transportation
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o RDC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    S. Resolution No. RDCAU-16-21: Relating to the Resources and Development Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Division of Economic Development
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Navajo Division of Economic Development
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Division Director’s Overview
    o RDC Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    T. (Executive Session)
    Water Rights Commission
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Exit Exec. Session M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays:
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Commission, Water Rights Unit – DOJ, Water Management Branch
    Overview
    o RDC Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action
    U. Resolution No. NABIAU-23-21: Relating to the Naabikiyati Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Legislative Branch
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o Speaker’s Statement: Branch overview summary of priorities, changes,
    impacts, etc.
    o Nabik’iyati’ Committee Resolution/Recommendations
    o Budget & Finance Committee (BFC) Discussion/Preliminary Action
    V. Resolution No. NABIAU-21-21: Relating to the Naabikiyati Committee; Approving and Recommending to the Budget and Finance Committee the Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Navajo Nation Executive Offices
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    Executive Branch/Executive Offices
    o Budget Summary Reports by OMB
    o President’s Statement: Branch overview summary of priorities, changes,
    impacts, etc.
    o Nabik’iyati Committee Resolution/Recommendations
    o BFC Discussion/Preliminary Action

Continuation of the Comprehensive Budget Hearings
August 25, 2021 8am, Via Teleconference: 669 900-6833, Zoom meeting ID: 232 628 2566, Passcode: 86515
Presiding: Jamie Henio, Chairperson
Raymond Smith Jr., Vice Chairperson
Place: Via Teleconference, Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Members Present:
_ Elmer P. Begay _ Jamie Henio
Nathaniel Brown _ Raymond Smith, Jr.
Amber K. Crotty _ _ Jimmy Yellowhair

  1. Call the Hearing to Order; the Roll Call; the Invocation;
  2. Review and Adopt the Agenda:
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
  3. Review and Adopt the Budget Hearing Rules/Affirmation of Oath
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    REVISITS:
    BFC Discussion:
  4. Recommended COAs Exhibit
  5. Legislative Concerns Exhibit
  6. Unmet Needs Exhibit
  7. Personnel Savings Fund
  8. Review of budget legislation before finalization
  9. Close of the Budget Hearing/ Other Announcements/Adjournment
    M: S: Vote: Yeas: Nays
    THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. The public is advised that the Navajo Nation Council Agenda and the Agendas of the Standing Committees are not final until adopted by a majority vote of the Navajo Nation Council or the Standing Committee at a Navajo Nation Council or a Standing Committee meeting pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§163 and 183, Navajo Nation Council Rule of Order No. 7 and Standing Committee Rule of Order No. 8.

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