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Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation - Code of Laws

Dated: 2008

Table of Contents

From the print copy:      Vol. 1      Vol. 2

Constitution and By-Laws of the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington as Amended

Lummi Indian Business Council Resolution 2008-075 (5/14/08) Authorizing Official Codification and Publication of Titles 1 through 42 as the Lummi Code of Laws

Volume 1:

Title 1 - Tribal Court Establishment and Administration

Ch. 1.01. Establishment of Courts

Ch. 1.02. Jurisdiction and Sovereign Immunity

Ch. 1.03. Appointment and Removal of Judges

Ch. 1.04. Court Administration

Ch. 1.05. Spokespersons

Ch. 1.06. Tribal Court Clerk and Records

Ch. 1.07. Lummi Nation Court of Appeals

Ch. 1.08. Definitions

Title 2 - Tribal Court Criminal Actions

Ch. 2.01. Jurisdiction

Ch. 2.02. Criminal Procedure - Generally

Ch. 2.03. Bail, Fines, Sentencing Guidelines, and Court Costs

Ch. 2.04. Criminal Procedure - Citations

Ch. 2.05. Arraignment, Pleas, and Trial Dates

Ch. 2.06. Trial Procedure

Ch. 2.07. Habeas Corpus

Title 3 - Tribal Court Civil Actions

Ch. 3.01. General Provisions

Ch. 3.02. Civil Actions

Ch. 3.03. Filing, Service, and Answer

Ch. 3.04. Preliminary Relief

Ch. 3.05. Pretrial Hearings

Ch. 3.06. Discovery

Ch. 3.07. Trials

Ch. 3.08. Judgments

Ch. 3.09. Post-Judgment Procedure

Ch. 3.10. Enforcement of Judgments

Ch. 3.11. Repossession by Secured Creditors

Ch. 3.12. Arbitration Agreements

Title 4 - Tribal Court Rules of Procedure

Ch. 4.01. General Courtroom Conduct

Ch. 4.02. Evidence

Ch. 4.03. Jury Trials

Ch. 4.04. Counsel

Ch. 4.05. Witnesses

Ch. 4.06. Contempt of Court

Ch. 4.07. Choice of Law

Ch. 4.08. Privileges

Ch. 4.09. Civil Infractions

Title 5 - Code of Offenses

Ch. 5.01. Crimes Against Persons

Ch. 5.02. Offenses Against Property

Ch. 5.03. Offenses Involving Animals

Ch. 5.04. Offenses Involving Conduct

Ch. 5.05. [Reserved]

Ch. 5.06. Offenses Involving Children

Ch. 5.07. Offenses Involving Tribal Government

Ch. 5.08. Other Offenses

Ch. 5.09A. Drug and Alcohol Violations

Ch. 5.09B. Civil Forfeiture of Property Used in Controlled Substances Violations

Ch. 5.09C. Sexual Offenses

Ch. 5.10. General Provisions

Ch. 5.11. Sentencing

Title 5A - Domestic Violence Code

Ch. 5A.01. General Provisions

Ch. 5A.02. Law Enforcement Response and Duties

Ch. 5A.03. Civil Orders of Protection

Ch. 5A.04. Court Proceedings for Crimes of Domestic Violence

Ch. 5A.05. Special Rules of Court and Applicable Law

Ch. 5A.06. Health, Child Protection and Social Services Response and Duties

Ch. 5A.07. Enforcement of Foreign Orders

Title 5B - Elder and Vulnerable Adult Protection Code

Ch. 5B.01. General Provisions

Ch. 5B.02. Reporting

Ch. 5B.03. Procedures

Title 6 - Traffic Code

Ch. 6.01. Civil Traffic Infractions - Generally

Ch. 6.02. Definitions

Ch. 6.03. Civil Traffic Infraction Procedure

Ch. 6.04. Vehicle Safety Equipment

Ch. 6.05. Rules of the Road

Ch. 6.06. Accident Reports, Stolen Vehicles

Ch. 6.07. Fine Schedule

Title 6A - Criminal Traffic Code

Ch. 6A.01. Criminal Traffic Procedures

Ch. 6A. 02. Criminal Traffic Offenses

Title 7 - Motor Vehicle Impoundment Code

Ch. 7.01. Definitions

Ch. 7.02. Unauthorized Vehicles in Public Right of Way

Ch. 7.03. Impoundment of Vehicles not Within a Public Right of Way

Ch. 7.04. Hearing

Ch. 7.05. Sale of Vehicle

Ch. 7.06. Appellate Proceeding

Ch. 7.07. Hulk Vehicles-Removal and Disposal

Title 8 - Children's Code

Ch. 8.01. General Provisions

Ch. 8.02. Status of Juveniles

Ch. 8.03. Delinquent Children

Ch. 8.04. School Truancy

Ch. 8.05. Children in Need of Protection

Ch. 8.06. Neglected and Abused Children - Sanctions and Reporting

Ch. 8.07. Termination of Parental Rights

Ch. 8.08. Adoptions

Ch. 8.09 Guardianship of Children

Ch. 8.10 Emancipation

Title 9 - Law Enforcement Officers Code

Ch. 9.01. Tribal Police

Ch. 9.02. Law and Order Committee

Ch. 9.03. Chief of Police

Ch. 9.04. Appointment and Training of Tribal Police

Ch. 9.05. Restrictions Upon Outside Law Enforcement Offices

Title 10 - Natural Resources Code

Ch. 10.01. Title and Purpose

Ch. 10.02. Definitions

Ch. 10.03. Lummi Fisheries and Natural Resources Commission

Ch. 10.04. Lummi Fishing and Hunting Identification Cards

Ch. 10.05. Vessel Registration

Ch. 10.06. Seasons and Regulations

Ch. 10.07. General Provisions

Ch. 10.08. Fish Buyers, Processors, Sellers

Ch. 10.09 Salmon and Steelhead

Ch. 10.10. Herring Fishery

Ch. 10.11. Halibut Fishery

Ch. 10.12. General Bottom Fisheries

Ch. 10.013. Crab and Shrimp

Ch. 10.014. Clam, Oyster, Bivalve Harvest

Ch. 10.015. Clam Sanitation

Ch. 10.016. Miscellaneous Shellfish Fisheries

Ch. 10.017. Hunting

Ch. 10.018. Forestry

Ch. 10.019. Enforcement

Ch. 10.020. Tax

Ch. 10.021. Repealer and Severability

Ch. 10.022. Penalties

Title 11 - Domestic Relations Code

Ch. 11.01. Marriage

Ch. 11.02. Dissolution of Marriages

Ch. 11.03. Husband and Wife - Rights and Liabilities - Properties

Ch. 11.04. Child Custody

Ch. 11.05. Paternity

Ch. 11.06. Child Support

Ch. 11.07 Procedure for Name Change

Title 12 - Exclusion Code

Ch. 12.01. Purpose

Ch. 12.02. Exclusion and the Grounds Thereof

Ch. 12.03. Exclusion Proceedings

Ch. 12.04. Enforcement

Ch. 12.05. Severability

Title 13 - Tidelands Code

Ch. 13.01. Purpose and Scope

Ch. 13.02. Prohibited Acts

Ch. 13.03. Regulation of Tidelands

Ch. 13.04. Penalties

Title 14 - General Impoundment Code

Ch. 14.01. Definitions

Ch. 14.02. Impoundment and Confiscation

Ch. 14.03. Hearing

Ch. 14.04. Sale of Impounded Object

Ch. 14.05. Appellate Proceedings

Title 15 - Land Use Zoning And Development Code

Ch. 15.01. Purpose

Ch. 15.02. Duties and Functions of the Lummi Planning Department and Lummi Planning Commission

Ch. 15.03. Classification of Uses

Ch. 15.04. Zone Districts

Ch. 15.05. Permits Generally

Ch. 15.06. Permit Application and Public Notice Procedure

Ch. 15.07. Review of Applications

Ch. 15.08. Conditional Use Permits

Ch. 15.09. Variances

Ch. 15.10. Zone Changes

Ch. 15.11. Planned Development (PD)

Ch. 15.12. Subdivisions

Ch. 15.13. Prohibited Acts

Ch. 15.14. General Provisions

Ch. 15.15. Definitions

Title 15A - Flood Damage Prevention Code

Ch. 15A.01. Authorization, Finding of Fact, and Purpose

Ch. 15A.02. Definitions

Ch. 15A.03. General Provisions

Ch. 15A.04. Establishment of Development Permit

Ch. 15A.05. Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

Title 16 - Sewer and Water District Code

Ch. 16.01. Sewer and Water District and Sewer and Water Board

Ch. 16.02. Manager and Finances

Ch. 16.03. Definition of Terms

Ch. 16.04. Use of Public Sewer Required

Ch. 16.05. Private Sewage Disposal

Ch. 16.06. Building Sewers and Waterline Connections

Ch. 16.07. Standard Participation Contract

Ch. 16.08. Sewer and Water District Charges and Fees

Ch. 16.09. Use of the Public Sewer and Water Systems

Ch. 16.10. Protection From Damage

Ch. 16.11. Side Sewer or Water Line Contractors

Ch. 16.12. Utility Local Improvement District

Ch. 16.13. Violations of Ordinance

Ch. 16.14. Judicial Review

Ch. 16.15. Miscellaneous

Volume 2:

Title 17 - Water Resources Protection Code

Ch. 17.01. General Provisions

Ch. 17.02. Water Resources Manager

Ch. 17.03. Permit System for Water Use on the Lummi Indian Reservation

Ch. 17.04. Wellhead Protection

Ch. 17.05. Storm Water Management

Ch. 17.06. Stream and Wetland Management

Ch. 17.07. Water Quality Standards

Ch. 17.08. Prohibited Acts, Enforcement, Review, and Appeals

Ch. 17.09. Definitions

Title 18 - Solid Waste Control and Disposal Code

Ch. 18.01. Purpose and Scope

Ch. 18.02. Definitions

Ch. 18.03. Administration and Authority

Ch. 18.04. Prohibited Acts

Ch. 18.05. Collection, Storage, Transportation and Disposal of Waste

Ch. 18.06. Collection and Disposal Franchises

Ch. 18.07. Enforcement

Ch. 18.08. General Provisions

Title 19 - Fireworks Code

Ch. 19.01. Statement of Purpose

Ch. 19.02. Definitions

Ch. 19.03. [Reserved]

Ch. 19.04. Licensing

Ch. 19.05. Operation of Fireworks Business

Ch. 19.06. Prohibitions

Ch. 19.07. [Reserved]

Ch. 19.08. Civil Penalties

Ch. 19.09. Amendments

Title 20 - Liquor Code

Ch. 20.01. Findings and Purpose

Ch. 20.02. Definitions

Ch. 20.03. Lummi Liquor Commissioner

Ch. 20.04. Sales

Ch. 20.05. Taxation of Liquor

Ch. 20.06. Illegal Activities

Ch. 20.07. Abatement

Ch. 20.08. Profits

Ch. 20.09. Severability and Effective Date

Title 21 - Tobacco Code

Ch. 21.01. Title and Purpose

Ch. 21.02. Definitions

Ch. 21.03. Retail Sales of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

Ch. 21.04. Tax

Ch. 21.05. Distribution

Ch. 21.06. Sales Restrictions

Ch. 21.07. Severability

Title 22 - Building Code

Ch. 22.01. Purpose

Ch. 22.02. Building Permits

Ch. 22.03. Uniform Building Codes

Ch. 22.04. Enforcement and Penalties

Ch. 22.05. General Provisions

Title 23 - Gaming Ordinance

Ch. 23.01. Policy and Purpose

Ch. 23.02. Definitions

Ch. 23.03. Regulation of Gambling Activities

Ch. 23.04. Gaming Revenues

Ch. 23.05. Gaming Commission

Ch. 23.06. Employment

Ch. 23.07. Gaming Facilities

Ch. 23.08. Miscellaneous Rules and Regulations

Ch. 23.09. Customers

Ch. 23.10. Exemptions and Statutory Construction

Title 24 - Business Regulation Code

Ch. 24.01. Definitions

Ch. 24.02. Business Licenses and Fees

Ch. 24.03. Licenses

Ch. 24.04. Liquor Sales

Ch. 24.05. Enforcement

Title 25 - Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO)

Ch. 25.01. Employment and Training Policy

Ch. 25.02. Short Title and Scope of Preference

Ch. 25.03. Authority

Ch. 25.04. Definition of Terms

Ch. 25.05. Applicability

Ch. 25.06. Fair Labor Standards Policy

Ch. 25.07. Lummi Tribal Employment Rights Commission

Ch. 25.08. Judicial Review

Ch. 25.09. Compliance Hearings

Ch. 25.10. Penalties

Ch. 25.11. Employment Rights Office

Ch. 25.12. Tax

Ch. 25.13. Regulations

Ch. 25.14. Publication

Ch. 25.15. Compliance Plan

Ch. 25.16. Reporting and On-Site Inspection

Ch. 25.17. Commissions Funds

Ch. 25.18. Union Agreements

Ch. 25.19. Police Enforcement

Ch. 25.20. Severability

Ch. 25.21. Coverage

Ch. 25.22. Effective Date

Title 26 - Commercial Code

Ch. 26.01. Lummi Tribal Revolving Loan Fund

Ch. 26.02. Close Corporation Code

Ch. 26.03. Uniform Commercial Code

Ch. 26.04. Limited Liability Companies

Title 27 - Administrative Code

Ch. 27.01. Purpose

Ch. 27.02. Ordinances, Plans, Programs, and Propositions

Ch. 27.03. Hearings

Title 28 - Budget and Finance Code

Ch. 28.01. Purpose

Ch. 28.02. Budget Process

Ch. 28.03. Definitions

Ch. 28.04. Review of Past Efforts

Ch. 28.05. Establishment of Budget Authority

Ch. 28.06. Collection and Prioritization of Budget Requests

Ch. 28.07. Preparation and Consideration of a Draft Budget

Ch. 28.08. Preparation and Approval of a Final Budget

Ch. 28.09. Assignment of Authority and Responsibility

Ch. 28.10. Regular & Emergency Budget Amendments and Over Expenditures

Ch. 28.11. Enforcement

Ch. 28.12. Severability

Ch. 28.13. Amendments to This Ordinance

Title 29 - Elections Code

Ch. 29.01. Election and Certifying Committees

Ch. 29.02. Voter Registration

Ch. 29.03. Lummi Indian Business Council Positions

Ch. 29.04. Elections

Ch. 29.05. Absentee Procedures

Ch. 29.07. Recall [Repealed]

Title 30 - Revenue Code

Ch. 30.01 Administration

Ch. 30.02. Tax Review Board

Ch. 30.03. General Provisions

Ch. 30.03.100. General Rules and Procedures

Ch. 30.03.200. Assessment and Collection

Ch. 30.03.300. Administrative and Judicial Appeal

Ch. 30.04. Business Activities Tax

Ch. 30.05. Payroll Tax

Ch. 30.06. Utility Business Activity Tax

Ch. 30.07. Agriculture Production Tax [Reserved]

Ch. 30.08. Forest Excise Tax [Reserved]

Ch. 30.09. Real Estate Transfer Excise Tax [Reserved]

Ch. 30.10. Automobile Excise Tax

Ch. 30.11. Treaty Fish Buyer's Tax

Ch. 30.12. Treaty Fisheries Payroll Tax Code

Title 31 - Employers Liability Code

Title 32 - Animal Control Code

Ch. 32.01. General Provisions

Ch. 32.02. Licensing and Registration

Ch. 32.03. Animals at Large

Ch. 32.04. Rabies Control

Ch. 32.05. Infractions

Title 33 - Utility Regulating Code

Ch. 33.01. Purpose and Intent

Ch. 33.02. Regulated Areas

Ch. 33.03. Enforcement and Penalties

Ch. 33.04. Effective Date

Ch. 33.05. Franchises for Public Utilities Upon Public Roadways

Title 34 - Enrollment Code

Ch. 34.01. Purpose, Title and Authority

Ch. 34.02. Definitions

Ch. 34.03. Enrollment Administration

Ch. 34.04. Membership

Ch. 34.05. Enrollment Procedure

Ch. 34.06. Correction of Tribal Roll Errors

Ch. 34.07. Disenrollment Procedure

Ch. 34.08. Appeals

Ch. 34.09. Relinquishment

Title 35 - Probate Code

Ch. 35.01. Legislative Findings

Ch. 35.02. Definitions

Ch. 35.03. Person's and Property Subject to Title

Ch. 35.04. Restrictions on Testation and Inheritance of Trust or Restricted Property

Ch. 35.05. Intestate Succession

Ch. 35.06. Wills

Ch. 35.07. Probate Proceedings

Ch. 35.08. Claims Against Estates

Ch. 35.09. Will Contests

Ch. 35.10. Family Support Pending Probate

Ch. 35.11. Uniform Simultaneous Death Act

Ch. 35.12. Abatement

Ch. 35.13. Inheritance Rights of Slayer

Ch. 35.14. General Provisions

Title 36 - Leasehold Mortgages Code

Ch. 36.01. Purpose

Ch. 36.02. Definitions

Ch. 36.03. Recording

Ch. 36.04. Leasehold Mortgage Foreclosure Proceedings

Title 37 - Housing Authority Code

Ch. 37.01. Preamble and Purpose

Ch. 37.02. Definitions

Ch. 37.03. Establishment of a Tribally Designated Housing Entity

Ch. 37.04. Board of Commissioners

Ch. 37.05. Power and Authority of the LNHA

Ch. 37.06. Financial Obligations

Ch. 37.07. Cooperation in Connection with Projects

Ch. 37.08 Miscellaneous

Title 38 - Landlord and Tenant Code

Ch. 38.01. Jurisdiction and Scope

Ch. 38.02. Notification of Suit

Ch. 38.03. Defenses

Ch. 38.04. Applicable Law

Ch. 38.05. Nature of Judgment

Title 39 - Eviction Procedures Code

Ch. 39.01. Title

Ch. 39.02. Jurisdiction

Ch. 39.03. Definitions

Ch. 39.04. Unlawful Detainer Action

Title 40 - Cultural Resources Preservation Code

Ch. 40.01. Title, Findings, Purpose, and Definitions

Ch. 40.02. Sche'lang'en Department

Ch. 40.03. Cultural Resources Preservation Commission

Ch. 40.04. Lummi Cultural Resources Register

Ch. 40.05. Cultural Resource Permits

Ch. 40.06. Damaging or Adverse Effects Prohibited

Ch. 40.07. Enforcement

Ch. 40.08. Appeals

Ch. 40.09. Code Implementation and Amendment

Ch. 40.10. Miscellaneous

Title 41 - Residential Facilities Licensing Code

Ch. 41.01. General

Ch. 41.02. Definitions

Ch. 41.03. Licenses

Ch. 41.04. Regulation and Oversight

Ch. 41.05. Complaints and Investigations

Ch. 41.06. Enforcement and Penalties

Ch. 41.07. Miscellaneous

Title 42 - Land Tenure Code

Ch. 42.01. Legislative Findings and Purpose

Ch. 42.02. Definitions and Interpretive Rules

Ch. 42.03. Land Consolidation and Acquisition

Ch. 42.04. Land Transaction Review Procedure

Ch. 42.05. Land Acquisition Fund

Ch. 42.06. Lummi Homesite Exchange Program

Ch. 42.07. Housing Assignment Program

Ch. 42.08. General Provisions

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