The Navajo Nation Council is trying to convene with 14 delegates, who have signed in but there are 10 delegates on the floor. Speaker Pro Temp Bates calls for delegates to be “on the floor.” He counts 11 on the floor. It is now 11:26 a.m.
The Council lost quorum during debate over amendments to LEGISLATION 0102-140102-14, which would appropriate $5 million to Navajo government’s 110 local governments, which are called chapters. And so 0102-14 is the first legislation on the agenda.
11:28 a.m., Bates calls special Council session to order. Bates calls on Delegate Elmer Begay to do the innovation.