Navajo Council special session to finish Summer Session agenda, 9 am, 7.26.22

Greeting Relatives/Frens/Humans, the Navajo Council abruptly adjourned their five-day summer session before completing their agenda because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among legislative staff on Friday, July 23, 2022.

The Council’s special session Tuesday, July 26, 2022, is to finish their summer session agenda, which had eight pieces of legislation remaining it. The eight pieces of legislation are now on the Council’s Tuesday special session agenda.

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9 AM (DST), Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)

Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 928 871 7160

Passcode: 86515

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PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION

2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO THE NAVAJO NATION

3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA

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4. REPORTS: NONE

5. OLD BUSINESS:

A. LEGISLATION 0065-22: An Act Relating to the Law and Order, Budget and Finance, andNaabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,215,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Completion of the Kayenta Judicial Complex; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown

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7/22/2022 – The Navajo Nation Council adjourned their Summer Session at 2:17 pm before acting on Legislation 0065-22; therefore, legislation remains with the Navajo Nation Council with one (1) pending amendment.

6. NEW BUSINESS:

A. LEGISLATION 0066-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $7,650,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Construction of the Chiłchinbeto Multi-purpose Building; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown

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B. LEGISLATION 0067-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $4,100,000 from the Síhasin Fund for a Proposed Apartment/Multipurpose Complex in Navajo, New Mexico; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.

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C. LEGISLATION 0104-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education, and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $25,000,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation for its Long-Term Care, Cancer, and Rehabilitation Facility; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka

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D. LEGISLATION 0106-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,500,000.00 from the Síhasin Fund to the Capital Projects Management Department (“CPMD”) to Complete the Teesto Chapter Community Center Project; Reapproving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Elmer P. Begay

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E. LEGISLATION 0107-22: An Act Relating to the Budget and Finance, Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,334,871 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Renovations Necessary at Certain Navajo Nation Government Facilities to Provide Access to Persons with Disabilities; and Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(M) Regarding OMB Review (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso

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F. LEGISLATION 0116-22: An Action Relating to an Emergency; Extending the Time for a Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity to Allow the Navajo Nation to be Sued in Federal District Court Regarding Compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act in Carrying Out the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Grants and Authorizing the President of the Navajo Nation to be the Certifying Tribal Official to Execute Form 7015.15 through September 30, 2025 (2/3)

SPONSOR: Honorable Rickie Nez

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G. LEGISLATION 0024-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund at 12 N.N.C. §1176 to Create Separate Business Unit Numbers When Funding Navajo Veterans’ Organizations

SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater

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H. LEGISLATION 0052-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $267,184 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for Animal Rez-Q, Inc. to Conduct the “Navajo Nation Spay, Neuter, Vaccination Blitz 2022” from April to September 2022 in Cooperation with the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program

SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso

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I. LEGISLATION 0092-22: An Act Relating to Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 15 N.N.C. §§ 302 – 308, the Plan of Operations of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission

SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso

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7. CLOSE OF SESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT

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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