NAVAJO COUNCIL CONTINUES TO DEBATE PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO CREATE 911 SYSTEM ON RESERVATION.
Delegate Phelps, who is sponsoring the proposed legislation for a 911 system, reminded the Council that Prez Shelly supports the implmentation of a 911 system.
COUNCIL VOTING ON LEGISLATION 0212-13: amending Title 2 and Title 21 to authorize the Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory to implement and manage 911 emergency response sysem within the Navajo Nation.
VOTING AT 12:14 PM 19 in favor, 0 opposed
COUNCIL CALLS FOR VOTE ON LEGISLATION 0302-13: AMENDING 2 NNC SECTION 953 ET SEQ, THE OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
No Debate by Council.
18 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED AT 12:17 PM
COUNCIL CALLS FOR VOTE ON LEGISLATION 0189-13: APPROVING THE NAVAJO NATION GNEERAL LEASING REGULATIONS.
SPONSOR – Delegate Russell Begaye
As Council begins to vote, Delegate Lorenzo Curley calls out for recognition that he has a question.
DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY
Concerned about environmental red tape when we want to do anything on the reservation. In some cases, you have to satisfy a dual review to get anything done – tribal & BIA. and they pretty much mirror each other. We just copied fedreal laws and made it our’s. It doesn’t make sense, bottom line.
why do we do that to ourselves? Why do we impose additional costs on ourselves? That is my attitude about environmental regulations. So what does this mean Mr. Begaye regarding environmental regs. Is this proposed law going to reduce environmental reviews?
i want an answer.
I didn’t expect question, I thot only comment. What is the vote?
Delegate Begaye give Delegate Curley answer.
page 17: where it will begin, since Navajo take over, under section 2380, office will be established and of course we have to comply with environmental regs. but that environmental office will make policy. i agree with that environmental regs takes so many steps but what makes even more cumbersome. Look at list of environmental compliance, all federal regs, it is cumbersome and we may need to revisit our policies to make this more streamlined but it is our own laws that cause us problems.
VOTING RESULTS AT 12:27 PM
16 in favor, 1 opposed
I’m posting all the web addresses to all the proposed Council legislation and a recording of legislative staff reading all the proposed legislation.