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ARTICLE XI - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM

Constitution of The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
ARTICLE XI - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
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Section 1. Initiative.  

The Tribal Council shall submit any proposed ordinance or resolution, except those regarding land, housing or the adoption of tribal members under Article II, Section 2, to popular initiative upon petition of at least thirty percent (30%) of the eligible voters of the Tribe, or upon the request of the majority of the members of the Tribal Council.  The initiative election shall be held within sixty (60) days after receipt of the qualifying number of petition signatures or the Tribal Council request.  The vote of the majority of the eligible voters in such initiative shall decide whether the proposed ordinance or resolution shall thereafter be in effect, Provided, That at least thirty percent (30%) of the eligible voters shall vote in such initiative.

Section 2. Referendum.  

The Tribal Council shall submit any enacted ordinance, resolution or other official action of the Tribal Council, except those regarding land, housing or the adoption of tribal members under Article II, Section 2, to popular referendum upon petition of at least thirty percent (30%) of the eligible voters of the Tribe or upon the request of the majority of the members of the Tribal Council.  The referendum election shall be held within sixty (60) days after the receipt of the qualifying number of petition signatures or the Tribal Council request.  The vote of the majority of the eligible voters in such referendum shall decide whether the enacted ordinance, resolution or other official action shall thereafter be in effect, Provided, That at least thirty percent (30%) of the eligible voters shall vote in such referendum.

Section 3. Procedures.  

Initiative and referendum elections shall be conducted by the Election Board and shall be held in accordance with the provisions of an election ordinance which shall include a section on initiative and referendum procedures.

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This online version of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Law & Order Code is maintained by the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe. Pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution No. 2018-21, the Law & Order Code is to be posted and maintained on the Tribe’s website at all times and the Tribal Administration and General Counsel are responsible for posting newly enacted or amended laws to the Tribe’s website within thirty (30) days of their passages into law. If you have any questions regarding the version of the Code posted on this website or need to confirm that it is the most current version, please contact the Tribal Administration or the Tribe’s General Counsel.
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