Proposed Code Amendment
Proposed amendments Chapter 10-2 Tribal Employee Records Confidentiality | Proposed amendments will protect the confidentiality of attorney-client communication between ORA and the clients/departments it advises, and to modify the definition of employment records to remove “marital status” and “dependents” as relating to the employment of the employee. Also, to clarify the circumstances under which an employee is deemed to have consented to disclosure. At the 2nd Committee meeting on April 17, 2019, Committee approved another 20-day comment period as the changes that were made did not pertain to the amendments being sought. The change was replacing “Plan of Operations” to “Employee Policy Manual”.| Cover Page | 1st meeting: March 6, 2019/April 17, 2019
Public Comment period: 20-day comment period. Comments should be received no later than May 7, 2019. 2nd meeting: April 17, 2019/May 22, 2019 | Proposed amendments Chapter 10-2 Tribal Employee Records Confidentiality.
Proposed New Chapter 9-7 Eminent Domain | The Tribes has never relinquished its sovereign authority to exercise eminent domain on the Reservation, the North Half, or any allotments wherever located. Eminent domain is the authority of the Tribes to condemn (take) property for public purposes. | Cover Page | 1st meeting: January 23, 2019.
Public Comment period: 90-day comment period. Comments should be received no later than April 23 2019. 2nd meeting: May 7, 2019 | Proposed New Chapter 9-7 Eminent Domain
Proposed amendment: 4-1 Revising definition of "immediate family" and "family or tribal member" to include only those individuals who live under the same roof as the enrolled tribal member. | Cover Page | Amendment 4-1
Proposed amendment: 4-15 The code amendment proposes edits to a number of sections including territory subject to the code, use of the code, definitions, and various shoreline restrictions and conditions. No changes are proposed to the administrative and permitting provisions except that an inspection-right of entry section is added to enable improved code compliance. | Cover Page | 1st Committee Meeting: Law & Justice April 17, 2019. Public Comment Period: 60-day comment period. Comments should be received no later than June 17, 2019. 2nd Committee meeting: June 19, 2019 | Amendment 4-15
Proposed New Chapter 1-9 Rules of Evidence | The amendments creates a set of Tribal Rules of Evidence for use in the Tribal courts. The rules are neither State nor Federal, but are carefully adapted to the unique customs, traditions, and practices of the Colville Tribal Court. They have been drafted to protect the rights of participants before the court, while at the same time using a format that can be easily understood and used by non-lawyers.| Cover Page | Proposed New Chapter 1-9 Rules of Evidence