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Chickasaw Nation - Tribal Code

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Table of Contents

TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 1. Definitions, Interpretation, Applicability
Chapter 2. Standard Rules and Provisions (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Districts of the Nation and Apportionment
Chapter 4. Great Seal of the Nation
Chapter 5. Community Councils & Youth Councils

TITLE 2. ADMINISTRATION OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT

Chapter 1. Form of Government
Chapter 2. Citizenship and Enrollment
Chapter 3. Ceremonies, Custom and Language
Chapter 4. Officers and Employees of the Nation

Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Salaries of Officers

Chapter 5. Employees and Personnel Policies

Article A. Chickasaw Indian Employment Preference
Article B. Political Activities of Employees
Article C. Personnel Rules and Regulations
Article D. Legislative Department Personnel Rules and Regulations
Article E. Tribal Enterprises/Businesses Personnel Rules and Regulations (Reserved)
Article F. Judicial Department Personnel Rules and Regulations (Reserved)
Article G. Right to Work

Chapter 6. Travel Policy
Article A. Legislative Travel Policies
Article B. General Travel Policy
Chapter 7. Ethics
Article A. Chickasaw Nation Ethics Commission
Article B. Chickasaw Nation Ethics in Government Act
Chapter 8. Records and Archives
Chapter 9. Newspaper
Chapter 10. Tribal Boards, Commissions and Agencies
Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Chickasaw Commerce and Corporation Commission (Reserved)
Article C. (RESERVED)
Article D. Chickasaw Election Commission
Article E. Chickasaw Housing Authority
Article F. Chickasaw Nation Industrial Development Commission
Article G. Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.
Article H. Chickasaw Tax Commission
Article I. Chickasaw Utility Authority
Article J. Chickasaw Historical Society
Chapter 11. (RESERVED)
Chapter 12. Intergovernmental and Intertribal Agreements (Reserved)

TITLE 3. BUSINESS REGULATIONS AND LICENSING

Chapter 1. General Provisions (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Regulations
Chapter 3. Gaming Licenses and Regulations

Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Repealer Provisions
Article C. Licensing
Article D. Gaming Commissioner
Article E. Regulations
Article F. Disputes with Management
Chapter 4. Tobacco Products

TITLE 4. COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 1. Community Development (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Housing (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Buildings and Construction Regulations (Reserved)
Chapter 4. Economic and Industrial Development (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Land Use and Planning (Reserved)

TITLE 5. COURTS AND PROCEDURES

Chapter 1. Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court

Article A. Court Administrative Provisions
Article B. Rules of Procedure
Article C. General Provisionsiv
Article D. Grounds for Disqualification of Judge
Article E. Procedures for Disqualification of Tribal Judge

Chapter 2. Chickasaw Nation District Court

Article A. General Provisions
Article B. District Court Rules of Procedure
Article C. Court Clerk
Article D. Summons, Process
Article E. Bonds and Sureties
Article F. Miscellaneous

Chapter 3. Court Rules and Procedures
Chapter 4. Reserved
Chapter 5. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Proceedings Before Trial
Chapter 6. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Trial
Chapter 7. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Judgment and Sentence
Chapter 8. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Appeal
Chapter 9. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Search, Seizure and Arrest
Chapter 10. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Bail
Chapter 11. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Extradition
Chapter 12. Court Rules of Criminal Procedure - Protection from Domestic Abuse
Chapter 13. Court Rules of Evidence

Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Judicial Notice
Article C. Presumptions
Article D. Relevancy and Its Limits
Article E. Privileges
Article F. Witnesses
Article G. Opinions and Expert Testimony
Article H. Hearsay
Article I. Authentication and Identification
Article J. Contents of Writing, Recordings and Photographs
Article K. Miscellaneous Rules

Chapter 14. Chickasaw Nation Peacemaking Court
Chapter 15. Court Criminal Offenses

Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Crimes Against Property
Article C. Crimes Against Persons
Article D. Inchoate Crimes
Article E. Crimes Against Public Justice
Article F. Crimes Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare

Appendix

TITLE 6. DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND FAMILIES

Chapter 1. Marriage
Article A. Dissolution of Marriage
Article B. Child Support Guidelines
Chapter 2. Adoption
Chapter 3. Juvenile Procedures
Article A. General Provisions
Article B. Emergency Custody
Article C. Adjudication
Article D. Disposition
Article E. Child Abuse
Article F. Developing Foster Care Homes
Article G. Adoption
Article H. Guardianship and Conservatorships - Children and Incompetents
Chapter 4. Elderly (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Decedent's Estates and Trusts (Reserved)

TITLE 7. EDUCATION

Chapter 1. Schools and School Programs
Chapter 2. Scholarship Program

TITLE 8. ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Candidates, Filing and Advertising
Chapter 3. Voting Registration and Rights
Chapter 4. Conduct of an Election
Chapter 5. Special Elections
Chapter 6. Initiative Petitions
Chapter 7. Recall Elections
Chapter 8. Constitutional Amendment Elections
Chapter 9. Miscellaneous Election Regulations
Chapter 10. Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Chapter 11. Ballot Questions - Rules and Procedures

TITLE 9. ENTERPRISES (TRIBAL)

Chapter 1. General Provisions (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Hospitality Enterprises (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Commercial and Industrial Enterprises (Reserved)

TITLE 10. FINANCE AND TAXATION

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Budgeting and Appropriations
Chapter 3. Bonds and Indebtedness
Chapter 4. Reserved
Chapter 5. Reserved
Chapter 6. Other Tribal Taxes and Fees
Article A. Motor Fuel Tax (Repealed by PR13-017, 8/16/96)
Article B. Gaming Tax
Chapter 7. Tax Collection and Enforcement (Reserved)

TITLE 11. FISH, GAME AND ANIMALS

Chapter 1. Animals
Chapter 2. Fishing
Chapter 3. Hunting
Chapter 4. Conservation and Wildlife

TITLE 12. GOVERNOR

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Appointment and Removal of Officers
Chapter 3. Legislation (Reserved)

TITLE 13. HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Chapter 1. Public Health
Chatper 2. Public and Private Nuisances (Reserved)
Chatper 3. Food and Milk Regulations (Reserved)
Chatper 4. Social Services (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Cultural Services (Reserved)
Chapter 6. Recreational Services (Reserved)

TITLE 14: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Chapter 1. Employment Practices and Working Conditions (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Job Training (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Labor Relations (Reserved)
Chapter 4. Workers Compensation (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Employment Security/Compensation (Reserved)

TITLE 15. LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Chapter 1. Tribal Lands and Land Management
Article A. Tribal Buildings and Building Management
Article B. Tribal Cemetery (Reserved)
Article C. Public Works and Improvements (Reserved)
Article D. Land Acquisition and Rights of Way (Reserved)
Article E. Easements, Licenses and Franchisees (Reserved)
Article F. Trust Lands (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Parks and Monuments (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Preservation
Chapter 4. Mining and Mineral Rights (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Oil and Gas (Reserved)
Chapter 6. Environment and Other Natural Resources (Reserved)
Chapter 7. Water and Water Rights
Chapter 8. Agriculture (Reserved)

TITLE 16. LEGISLATURE AND LEGISLATION

Chapter 1. Legislature
Chapter 2. Meetings and Sessions
Chapter 3. Legislation
Chapter 4. Effect of Enactments
Chapter 5. Rules of Statutory Construction (Reserved)
Chapter 6. Impeachment
Chapter 7. Legislative Ethics
Appendix

TITLE 17. OFFENSES & PENALTIES

Chatper 1. General Provisions (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Offenses Against Persons (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Offenses Against Property (Reserved)
Chapter 4. Offenses Against Public Peace (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Offenses Against the Public (Reserved)
Chapter 6. Offenses Against Public Authority (Reserved)

TITLE 18. REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Encumbrances and Liens
Chapter 3. Landlord - Tenant and Leasing (Reserved)
Chapter 4. Real and Personal Property Actions

TITLE 19. SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Chapter 1. General Provisions (Reserved)
Chapter 2. Police and Law Enforcement (Reserved)
Chapter 3. Fire Services (Reserved)
Chapter 4. Civil Defense and Emergencies (Reserved)
Chapter 5. Emergency Medical Services (Reserved)

TITLE 20. UTILITIES

Chapter 1. Tribal Utility Services
Chapter 2. Public Utilities and Communications (Reserved)

TITLE 21. VEHICLES AND HIGHWAYS (RESERVED)

[Table of Contents created by NILL in December 2013, based on materials available on tribe's website.]

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