Very little debate by Navajo Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee on Legislation 0156-15: AN ACT RELATING TO LAW AND ORDER, NAABIK’IYATI AND THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL; APPROVING THE CHANGES OF COMPOSITION OF THE SUPREME COURT REFERENDUM ACT OF 2015 REFERRING TO VOTERS OF THE NAVAJO NATION CODE SHOULD BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR A CHANGE OF COMPOSITION OF THE SUPREME COURT FROM TWO ASSOCIATE JUSTICES TO FIVE JUSTICES SELECTED FROM EACH OF THE FIVE NAVAJO AGENCIES. SPONSOR, Delegate Kee Allen Begay
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
When this comes to Council, we should insert language that allows the Council to approve enabling language. Otherwise, current law locks in whatever is passed by referendum and any amendments must be done by the people.
Reforms are needed.
VOTE – 11 IN FAVOR, 1 OPPOSED
LEGISLATION 0156-15 moves to Council.