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ANNOTATED RULES OF THE TRIBAL COURT

Introduction
Small Claims Brochure
Local Rules of Civil Procedure
I. Scope, Definitions and Construction
II. General Rules of Pleading and Filing
III. General Rules of Time and Service
IV. Jury Trial, Right and Notice, Juries
V. Trial or Hearing
VI. Provisional and Final Remedies and Special Proceedings
VII. Courts and Clerks and Dockets
Domestic Relations Brochure
Child Support and Paternity
Local Rules of Child Support and Paternity Procedure "LRCSP"
I. Scope, Definitions and Construction
II. Income, Presumed Amount Child Support Obligation
III. Child Support Award
IV. Deviation
V. Modification
VI. Title IV-D Actions
VII. Trial or Hearing Setting, Preference for Trial
Local Rules of Procedure for Section 632 Actions "LRP632"
I. LRP632 Scope
II. Pleading and Filing
III. Section 632 Judicial Review, Hearing, Default, Enforcement
IV. Section 632 Stay of Proceeding to Enforce Judgment or Order of Suspension of Driving Privilege
Criminal Procedure
Local Rules of Criminal Procedure "LRCP"
I. LRCP Scope
II. Pleading and Filing
III. Arraignment Procedure, Time and Date
IV. Guilty Plea, No Contest Plea
V. Release
VI. Preliminary Hearing
VII. Disclosure
VIII. Violation of Conditions of Release Pending Trial, Bail and Bond Forfeiture and Exoneration, and Violation of Condition of Suspension of Sentence and Imposition of Sentence
IX. Speedy Trial
X. Stay of Proceeding to Enforce Judgment or Sentence
Juvenile Procedure
Local Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure "LRJP"
I. Scope
II. Pleading and Filing
III. CO Hearing Procedure, CNC Hearing Procedure
IV. Initial Appearance Time and Date, Initial Appearance, Procedure
V. Admission
VI. CO Action, Release, CNC Action, Release
VII. Preliminary Custody or Detention Hearing
VIII. Disclosure
IX. Violation of Court Order, Bench or Arrest Warrant, Arrest without Warrant
X. Motion, Continuance
XI. Speedy Adjudication
XII. Stay of Proceeding to Enforce Judgment or Sentence
Subpoena Procedure
Local Rules on Subpoena Procedure "LRSP"
I. Scope
II. Pleading and Issuance, Subpoena
III. Subpoena Time and Service
IV. Subpoena Protection of Persons Subject to Subpoena
V . Subpoena Enforcement, Stay of Proceeding to Enforce Judgment or Order on Subpoena
Contempt of Court
Local Rules of Procedure for Contempt of Court and Related Proceedings "LRPOSC"
I. Scope
II. Contempt Common Contempt of Court
III. Pleading and Filing, Contempt
IV. Summons or Warrant, Contempt
V. Procedures For and Upon Service or Arrest, Contempt
VI. Contempt, Hearing Procedure
VII. Contempt, Stay of Proceeding to Enforce Judgment or Order of Contempt
Appellate Procedure
Local Rules of Appellate Procedure "LRAP"
LRAP 1. Definitions and Construction
LRAP 2. Time, Computation for Appeal Purposes
LRAP 3. Petition for Appeal and Other Pleading Prior to Grant of Petition for Appeal
LRAP 4. Pleading
LRAP 5. Non-Record Materials
LRAP 6. Hearing and Decisions
LRAP 7. Petition for Appeal, Filing, When Required, Limitation of Action
LRAP 8. Petition for Appeal, Pleading, Issues
LRAP 9. Petition for Appeal, Delivery and Notice
LRAP 10. Appellate Pleadings
LRAP 11. Clerks Set Aside of File and Schedule of Briefs and Hearing
LRAP 12. Designated Trial Court Record, Verification
LRAP 13. Availability of Records
LRAP 14. Petition for Rehearing, Precedent, Distribution, Retroactivity
LRAP 15. Standing Orders

CODE BOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS


AGRICULTURE CODE

Article 1. Dangerous Plant Pests and Diseases
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Infested and Infected Plants; Abatement
Article 2. Pink Bollworm
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Program Requirements
Chapter 3. Program Organization
Chapter 4. Assessment
Chapter 5. Compliance
Article 3. Pesticide Control
Chapter 1. Purpose; Definitions; Pesticide Control Committee
Chapter 2. Application of Pesticides
Chapter 3. General Provisions
Article 4. Whitefly Suppression
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Program Requirements
Chapter 3. Program Organizations
Chapter 4. Assessment
Chapter 5. Compliance
Regulations

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

Article 1. Business Licenses


CHILDREN'S CODE
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Duty to Report Abuse and Neglect of Children
Chapter 3. Child Offenders
Chapter 4. Children in Need of Care
Chapter 5. Termination of Parental Rights
Chapter 6. Adoptions
Chapter 7. Emancipation

DOMESTIC RELATIONS CODE
Article 1. Children [Repealed]
Article 2. Marriage and Divorce
Chapter 1. Marriages
Chapter 2. Divorce
Article 3. Child Custody
Chapter 1. Child Custody
Article 4. Domestic and Family Violence Code
Chapter 1. Title, Purpose, Definitions
Chapter 2. Duty to Report Abuse
Chapter 3. Crimes
Chapter 4. Criminal Procedures, Penalties
Chapter 5. Civil, Protection Orders, Penalties
Chapter 6. Liability, Comity, Severability

EDUCATION CODE

Article 1. General Provisions
Chapter 1. Title, Purpose
Chapter 2. Authority, Application, Adoption, Transition Guidelines
Chapter 3. Educational Programs
Chapter 4. Education Departments, Boards and Offices
Chapter 5. Administration, Process, School Facilities
Chapter 6. Assessments, Development, Funding, Budget
Chapter 7. Employment
Article 2. Education Code Revision
Chapter 1. Process
Chapter 2. Consultation Meeting, Public Hearings
Chapter 3. Education Board and Tribal Council Review
Article 3. Educational Objectives, Services
Chapter 1. Parental Involvement, School Attendance
Chapter 2. Standards
Chapter 3. Curriculum, Instruction
Chapter 4. Special Services, Transportation
Chapter 5. Financial Assistance Moral Obligation, Appellate Process
Article 4. Postsecondary Financial Assistance Program Rules and Regulations
Chapter 1. Financial Assistance Programs, Intern Requirements, Scholarship Requirements, Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
Chapter 2. Eligibility, Application Deadlines
Chapter 3. Awards
Chapter 4. Suspension of Financial Assistance
Chapter 5. Prohibited Transfers, Repayment of Funds, Appeals
Article 5. Vocations Financial Assistance Program Rules and Regulations
Chapter 1. Eligibility
Chapter 2. Eligibility Review, Appeals
Article 6. Part-Time Student Program Rules and Regulations
Chapter 1. Classification, Program of Study
Chapter 2. Eligibility, Application
Chapter 3. Allowable Costs
Chapter 4. Process of Reimbursement, Continued Participation
Chapter 5. Suspension of Funds
Article 7. Miscellaneous Educational Funding
Chapter 1. Secondary School Educational Enrichment Program, Eligibility
Chapter 2. Summer School, Studies Outside the United States
Chapter 3. Entrance Exams.

GAMING CODE

Chapter 1. Legislative Purpose, Intent and Summary of Statutory Scheme
Chapter 2. Definitions
Chapter 3. Tribal Ownership and Use of Net Revenue
Chapter 4. Tribal Gaming Enterprise and Gaming Enterprise Director
Chapter 5. The Tribal Gaming Agency
Chapter 6. Licenses Required for Participation in the Business of Gaming Activities
Chapter 7. License Application Procedure
Chapter 8. Facility Inspection; Reporting Requirements
Chapter 9. Gaming Operations; Internal Controls
Chapter 10. Notices of Violation; Complaints and Disciplinary Actions
Chapter 11. Disputes; Limits of Tort Liability to Patrons and/or Other Individuals or Entities
Chapter 12. Offenses and Remedies

GOVERNMENT CODE
Article 1. Membership
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Membership
Chapter 3. Enrollment Committee; Enrollment Department
Chapter 4. Application for Enrollment
Chapter 5. Processing of Application
Chapter 6. Dual Enrollment
Chapter 7. Removal from Membership
Chapter 8. Review of the Tribal Council
Article 2. Elections
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Candidates
Chapter 3. Elections
Chapter 4. Eligibility
Chapter 5. Certification, Disputes
Chapter 6. Recall
Chapter 7. Referendum
Article 3. [Reserved]
Article 4. [Reserved]
Article 5. Parker Townsite
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Laws Applicable within Parker Townsite

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

Contents
Article-1.     Building and Construction
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Uniform Building Code
Chapter 3. Uniform Housing Code
Chapter 4. Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
Chapter 5. Uniform Plumbing Code
Chapter 6. National Electrical Code
Chapter 7. Uniform Mechanical Code
Chapter 8. Uniform Fire Code
Article-2.    Liquor
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Licenses; Application and Issuance Registration
Chapter 3. Special Event Licenses
Chapter 4. Unlawful Acts; Violations; Penalties
Chapter 5. Revocation of Licenses
Chapter 6. Bar, Liquor and Package Liquor Privilege Tax
Article-3.    Food & Food Service (Enacted 3/12/2012)
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Authority and Interpretation
Chapter 3. Food Establishment Requirements
Chapter 4. Food Service Manager and Food Handler Requirements
Chapter 5. Mobile Ice Cream Vendors
Chapter 6. Inspection and Compliance
Chapter 7. Appeal Process
Chapter 8. Civil Actions Violations and Penalties
Chapter 9. Severability Clause
Article 4.    Colorado River Flooding
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Emergency Declarations
Chapter 3. Remedial or Protective Action
Chapter 4. Unlawful Acts; Penalties
Article 5.    Communicable Disease Prevention
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Record of Communicable Diseases
Chapter 3. Control Measures
Chapter 4. Unlawful Acts; Penalties; Inapplicability of Certain Privileges
Article 6.    Fire Prevention and Safety
Chapter 1. Organization and Procedures
Chapter 2. Permits
Chapter 3. Emergency Operations
Chapter 4. Fire-Protection Systems
Chapter 5. Fire Safety Standards
Article 7.    Rabies Control
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Dogs
Chapter 3. Licensing of Dogs
Chapter 4. Nuisance
Chapter 5. Animal Bites
Chapter 6. Rabies
Chapter 7. Impoundment
Chapter 8. Cruelty to Animals
Chapter 9. Enforcement
Chapter 10. Commencement of Action
Chapter 11. Civil Penalties
Article 8.    Disposal of Solid Waste
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Requirements Applicable to the Storage of Solid Waste
Chapter 3. Requirements Applicable to the Transportation of Solid Waste
Chapter 4. Requirements Applicable to the Disposal of Solid Waste
Chapter 5. Regulations Applicable to Infectious Waste
Chapter 6. Sludge
Chapter 7. Enforcement
Chapter 8. Civil Penalties
Chapter 9. Subsequent Disposal of Improperly Handled Waste
Chapter 10. Failure to Pay Fines
Chapter 11. Seizure and Impoundment of Vehicles and Equipment
Chapter 12. Severability Clause

HUMAN AND CULTURAL RESEARCH CODE
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Ethics Review Board
Chapter 3. Research Administration
Chapter 4. Research Policy
Chapter 5. Appeal Procedures
Chapter 6. Protection of Rights
Chapter 7. Intellectual Property
Chapter 8. Enforcement

JUDICIAL CODE

Article 1. Reserved
Article 2. Reserved
Article 3. Reserved
Article 4. Small Claims Division of the Tribal Court

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Pleadings and Procedure

LABOR CODE

Article 1. Tribal Employment Rights (TERO)
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Colorado River Indian Tribes Employment Rights Commission
Chapter 3. Employment Rights
Chapter 4. Employment Rights Fee
Chapter 5. Enforcement of Employment Rights
Chapter 6. Appeal

LAND CODE

Article 1.    Preparation, Adoption and Amendment of a Comprehensive General Plan and Area Plans
Chapter 1. Definitions
Chapter 2. Purpose
Chapter 3. Comprehensive General Plan
Chapter 4. Plan Adoption and Amendment
Chapter 5. Plan Administration
Chapter 6. Compliance with Plan
Chapter 7. Miscellaneous
Article 2.    Development Review
Article 3.    Religious Use Permit
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Religious Structures on Tribal Lands
Chapter 3. Revocation of Use Permit
Article 4.    Off-Road Vehicles
Chapter 1. Definitions
Chapter 2. General Provisions
Chapter 3. ORV Permits
Chapter 4. Required Equipment and Safety
Chapter 5. Designated Use Areas
Chapter 6. Notices and Limitations
Chapter 7. Violations, Enforcement and Penalties
Off-Road Vehicles Exhibit A
Off-Road Vehicles Exhibits
Article 5.    Planned Unit Developments
Chapter 1. Definitions
Chapter 2. General Requirements
Chapter 3. Included Uses
Chapter 4. Submission Procedure
Chapter 5. Site Plan
Chapter 6. Miscellaneous
Article 6.    Signs
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. On-Premise Signage
Chapter 3. Off-Premise Signage(Outdoor Advertising Signs)
Chapter 4. Sign Permits
Chapter 5. Enforcement
Article 7.    Leasing and Assignment of Tribal Lands
Article I.     Mobile Homes
Chapter 1. General Provisions

LAW AND ORDER CODE

Article I. General Provisions
Chapter A. Jurisdiction
Chapter B. Administrative Provisions
Chapter C. Police
Article II. Courts and Procedures
Chapter A. Tribal Court
Chapter B. Appeals Court
Article III. Criminal Offenses
Chapter A. General Provisions
Chapter B. Inchoate Offenses
Chapter C. Offenses Against Persons
Chapter D. Offenses Against Property
Chapter E. Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit
Chapter F. Offenses Involving Public Peace, Welfare, Order and Government Operations
Article IV. [Repealed]
Article V.
Expulsion of Non-Members
Chapter A. General Provisions
Chapter B. Procedure
Article VI. Traffic Control and Operations of Vehicles
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Driver License and Privilege
Chapter 3. Criminal Violations; Licensing and Registration
Chapter 4. Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws
Chapter 5. Traffic Control Devices, Signs, Signals and Markings
Chapter 6. Accidents
Chapter 7.Criminal Violations: Driving under the Influence; Reckless Driving; Racing
Chapter 8. Speed Restrictions
Chapter 9. Driving on Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing
Chapter 10. Turning, Starting and Signals on Stopping and Turning
Chapter 11. Pedestrians Rights and Duties
Chapter 12. Operation of Bicycles and Play Vehicles
Chapter 13. Off-Highway Vehicles
Chapter 14. Special Stops Required
Chapter 15. Stopping, Standing or Parking
Chapter 16. Parking for Physically Disabled Persons
Chapter 17. Restraint Systems
Chapter 18. Miscellaneous Rules
Chapter 19. Equipment
Chapter 20. Inspection of Vehicles; Size, Weight and Load Restrictions
Chapter 21. Enforcement
Chapter 22. Procedure Upon Arrest; Reports in Traffic Cases
Article IX. Civil Proceedings
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Trespass

NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Department of Fish and Game
Chapter 3. Licenses and Permits
Chapter 4. Taking of Wildlife
Chapter 5. Unlawful Acts; Penalties; Seizure

PROPERTY CODE
Article 1. Evictions

Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions
Chapter 2. Procedures for Self-Help Eviction
Chapter 3. Summary Tribal Court Procedure for Eviction and Regaining Possession of Lands
Article 2. Foreclosure
Chapter 1. Foreclosure
Chapter 2. Actions to Recover Possession of Real Property
Chapter 3. Cancellation of Assignments or Other Privileges Granted by the Tribe

PROBATE CODE

Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Administrative Provisions
Chapter 3. Rules and Procedures
Chapter 4. Summary Distribution
Chapter 5. Intestacy
Chapter 6. Effect of Homicide
Chapter 7. Wills
Chapter 8. Probate of the Will
Chapter 9. Creditor's Claims
Chapter 10.Custody of Remains of Decedent
Chapter 11. Guardianship of Minors and Incompetents

PUBLIC UTILITIES

Article 1. CRIT Utilities
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Utilities Administration
Chapter 3. Water Service
Chapter 4. Water Service Extensions
Chapter 5. Meters and Connections
Chapter 6.Waste Water Service
Chapter 7.Waste Water Service Extensions
Chapter 8. Discharge
Chapter 9. Expansion or Construction of Waste Water Systems
Chapter 10. Establishment and Discontinuance of Service Rates; Rates
Chapter 11. Billing
Chapter 12. Violations; Penalties
Chapter 13. Appeals; Liability
Article 2. Industrial Waste Discharge
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Definitions and Abbreviations
Chapter 3. Pollutants, Regulations
Chapter 4. Hospital Wastes
Chapter 5. Applications, Permits, and Requirements
Chapter 6. Formula
Chapter 7. Inspection
Chapter 8. Administration
Chapter 9. Enforcement
Chapter 10. Confidential Information
Chapter 11. Fees
Chapter 12.Notice Procedure
Chapter 13. Filing of Rules and Regulations
Chapter 14. Rights of Revision
Chapter 15. Severability and Conflict
Chapter 16. Effective Date

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION CODE

[Withheld]

TAXATION CODE
Article I. Tax Administration
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Tribal Treasurer
Chapter 3. Tribal Department of Revenue and Finance
Chapter 4. General Administrative Provisions
Chapter 5. Enforcement
Chapter 6. Protests to the Administrative Hearing Officer
Chapter 7. Violations
Chapter 8. Limitations of Actions
Chapter 9. Reimbursement of Reasonable Costs
Article II. Tobacco Products Tax
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article III. Restaurant Privilege Tax
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article IV. Transient Lodging Tax
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article V. Sales Tax
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article VI. Utility Business Activity Tax
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article VII. [Reserved]

TRANSPORTATION CODE

Article IV. Closure of Roads and Highways
Article V. Impoundment of Vehicles

WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE

Article I. Foster Homes
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Chapter 2. Foster Home Licenses
Chapter 3. Conduct of Foster Homes

APPENDIX
Law and Order Code of 1940
Act of April 30, 1967 [P.L. 88-304 - To fix the beneficial ownership of the Colorado River Reservation located in the States of Arizona and California]
Constitution and By-Laws of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Reservation [Approved August 13, 1937]
Executive Orders Relating to the Colorado River Indian Reservation
Ordinance 15A - Ordinance Amending Ordinance Establishing the Housing Authority [Enacted January 31, 1977]
Ordinance 15B - Ordinance Establishing the Colorado River Residential Management Corporation
Ordinance 16A - Providing for the Designation and Regulation of Dump Sites and/or Sanitary Landfills [Enacted September 22, 1976]
Ordinance 16B - Amending Section 3 of Ordinance No. 16A [July 17, 1981]
Ordinance 17 - Adoption of Articles of Association of the Parker Indian Rodeo Association [Enacted January 22, 1966]
Articles of Association of the Parker Indian Rodeo Association
Ordinance 23 - Relating to the conduct of Tribal Council Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes during meeting of the Tribal Council [April 3, 1971]
[TOC for Appendix based on materials received by NILL in 2004]

ORDINANCE NO. 08-02
Ordinance to adopt a new Children's Code. This action is effective as of August 5, 2008.

ORDINANCE 15B

Ordinance Establishing the Colorado River Resident Management Corporation

ORDINANCE NO. 01-05

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE FOUR NATIONS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
(The Colorado River Indian Tribal Charter School)

 

[Table of Contents created by NILL in June 2014, based on materials on the tribe's website]

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