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Nez Perce Tribal Code

Confirmed Current: January 21, 2011


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Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 1-1
  ADMINISTRATION OF TRIBAL COURT
  PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
  JURISDICTION
  ESTABLISHMENT OF COURTS; JUDGES AND OTHER COURT PERSONNEL
  JURORS
  ATTORNEYS; LEGAL INTERNS; PROSECUTOR
  CONTEMPT
  SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
  CHOICE OF LAW

CHAPTER 1-2
  SMALL CLAIMS

CHAPTER 1-3
  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

CHAPTER 1-4
  AMENDMENT OF CODE

CHAPTER 1-5
  LIMITATIONS ON ACTIONS

CHAPTER 1-6
  NEZ PERCE TRIBAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

CHAPTER 1-7
  TRIBAL NOTICE

Title 2 - RULES OF PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 2-1
  RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  PRELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS
  GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 2-2
  RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
  SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF RULES
  COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS, PLEADINGS, MOTIONS AND ORDERS
  PARTIES
  DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY
  TRIALS
  JUDGMENT
  PROVISIONAL AND FINAL REMEDIES
  SPECIAL PROCEEDING

CHAPTER 2-3
  CIVIL INFRACTION PROCEDURES
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  INFRACTION PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 2-4
  JUVENILE JUSTICE
  INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
  CUSTODY
  COURT PROCEDURES IN JUVENILE MATTERS
  INFORMAL ADJUSTMENT/ADVISORY HEARING
  ADJUDICATORY HEARING/DISPOSITIONAL HEARING
  JUVENILE RECORDS

CHAPTER 2-5
  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
  RULE MAKING
  ADJUDICATIONS
  JUDICIAL REVIEW

CHAPTER 2-6
  FORFEITURE

CHAPTER 2-7
  COLLECTION OF DEBTS

CHAPTER 2-8
  RULES OF EVIDENCE
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  JUDICIAL NOTICE
  PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
  RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
  PRIVILEGES
  WITNESSES
  OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
  HEARSAY
  AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
  CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
  MISCELLANEOUS RULES

CHAPTER 2-9
  APPELLATE PROCEDURES

Title 3 - NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER 3-1
  FISH AND WILDLIFE
  INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
  PROGRAM HEADS OF FISHERIES AND OF WILDLIFE DEPARTMENTS, FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
  REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS
  INFRACTIONS
  CRIMES
  SUBSISTENCE FISHING
  COMMERCIAL FISHING
  CEREMONIAL FISHING
  ON RESERVATION HUNTING/RECREATIONAL FISHING
  BUFFALO/BISON HUNTING

CHAPTER 3-2
  SALMON AND STEELHEAD GUIDING AND OUTFITTING

Title 4 - OFFENSES

CHAPTER 4-1
  CRIMINAL OFFENSES
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LIABILITY
  JUSTIFICATION AND DEFENSES
  SENTENCES AND PUNISHMENTS
  INCHOATE OFFENSES
  OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
  ASSAULT AND RELATED OFFENSES
  MURDER AND RELATED OFFENSES
  KIDNAPING AND RELATED OFFENSES
  SEXUAL OFFENSES
  OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
  PROPERTY DESTRUCTION
  BURGLARY AND RELATED OFFENSES
  FORGERY
  FRAUD
  OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY
  MARITAL VIOLATIONS
  OFFENSES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT
  BRIBERY AND CORRUPT INFLUENCES
  ABUSE OF OFFICE
  FALSIFICATION IN OFFICIAL MATTERS
  OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT FUNCTION
  OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE
  DRUG AND ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES
  SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
  FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFENSES
  PUBLIC ORDER

CHAPTER 4-2
  TRAFFIC
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  OFFENSES

CHAPTER 4-3
  CIVIL INFRACTIONS
  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  OFFENSES

CHAPTER 4-4
  EXCLUSION AND REMOVAL

CHAPTER 4-5
  DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
  ANNULMENT
  DISSOLUTION
  SEPARATE MAINTENANCE/CHILD SUPPORT
  PROPERTY RIGHTS
  CUSTODY OF CHILDREN
  CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION
  MANDATORY INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT

Title 5 - JUVENILES AND DEPENDENTS

CHAPTER 5-1
  MINORS IN NEED OF CARE
  INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
  CHILD ABUSE REPORTS/INVESTIGATION/REMOVAL
  PROCEEDINGS
  TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
  FOSTER HOMES
  PARENTAGE AND SUPPORT
  ADOPTIONS
  VOLUNTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PATERNITY
  SUPPORT

CHAPTER 5-2
  GUARDIANSHIPS
  INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
  TYPES OF GUARDIANSHIPS
  PROCEEDINGS

Title 6 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 6-1
  ENROLLMENT ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-2
  GAMING ORDINANCE
  GAMING COMMISSION
  AUTHORIZED GAMBLING ACTIVITIES
  GAMING OPERATIONS
  KEY EMPLOYEES AND PRIMARY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS
  BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

CHAPTER 6-3
  FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-4
  NEZ PERCE TRIBAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING CODE

CHAPTER 6-5
  FOREST PROTECTION FIRE ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-6
  FUEL TAX ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-7
  TOBACCO AND LIQUOR ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-8
  DOG ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 6-9
  NEZ PERCE TRIBAL BOXING COMMISSION

CHAPTER 6-10
  ELECTION ORDINANCE

Title 7 - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 7-1.
  GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 7-2.
  CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 7-3
  CIVIL DOMESTIC PROTECTION ORDERS

CHAPTER 7-4
  FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Title 8 - WATER AND SEWER UTILITY AUTHORITY

CHAPTER 8-1.
  GENERAL PROVISION

CHAPTER 8-2.
  UTILITY DEPARTMENT AND BOARD ESTABLISHMENT AND AUTHORITY

CHAPTER 8-3
  MANAGEMENT AND FINANCES

CHAPTER 8-4
  UTILITY DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 8-5.
  CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS

CHAPTER 8-6.
  FEE SCHEDULES AND BILLING

CHAPTER 8-7.
  ENFORCEMENT; PENALTIES; SANCTIONS

Title 9 - INDIAN PREFERENCE IN EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACTING

CHAPTER 9-1
  GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 9-2.
  EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 9-3.
  CONTRACTING PREFERENCE PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 9-4.
  CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFIED INDIAN BUSINESSES

Title 10 - PROBATE ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 10-1.
  GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 10-2.
  INTESTATE SUCCESSION

CHAPTER 10-3.
  WILLS

CHAPTER 10-4.
  PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 10-5.
  CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATE

CHAPTER 10-6.
  WILL CONTESTS

CHAPTER 10-7.
  FAMILY SUPPORT PENDING PROBATE

CHAPTER 10-8.
  UNIFORM SIMULTANEOUS DEATH ACT

CHAPTER 10-9.
  INHERITANCE RIGHTS OF SLAYER

Title 11 - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CODE

CHAPTER 11-1.
  GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 11-2.
  WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

CHAPTER 11-3.
  DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE CLAIM ADMINISTRATOR

CHAPTER 11-4.
  COVERAGE AND COMPENSABILITY

CHAPTER 11-5.
  GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING BENEFITS

CHAPTER 11-6.
  VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, DISABILITY, AND IMPAIRMENT BENEFITS

CHAPTER 11-7.
  DEATH BENEFITS

CHAPTER 11-8.
  MEDICAL BENEFITS

CHAPTER 11-9.
  ADJUDICATION OF DISPUTES

Title 12 - BUSINESS CODE

CHAPTER 12-1.
  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

CHAPTER 12-2.
  NEZ PERCE TRIBE NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS CODE

Title 13 - NEZ PERCE TRIBE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CODE

CHAPTER 13-1.
  AUTHORITY, PURPOSE, TITLE AND SCOPE

CHAPTER 13-2.
  DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 13-3.
  SOLID WASTE CONTAINER SITES

CHAPTER 13-4.
  SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEM

CHAPTER 13-5.
  LANDFILLS AND OTHER SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES/OPTIONS

CHAPTER 13-6.
  ACCUMULATION OF SOLID WASTE AND OTHER ISSUES

CHAPTER 13-7.
  FUNDING OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION

CHAPTER 13-8.
  CONTRACTS, MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENTS, SEVERABILITY
  ENFORCEMENT, AND EFFECTIVE DATE

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