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Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians - Tribal Code

Dated: Various; Updated: February 2014

The links below will take you to the most current version of the code at the tribe's website. Please contact the library for assistance.

Table of Contents

Alcohol Related

Alcohol Ordinances
1. Control of Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
2. Control of Consumption and Use of Controlled Substances
3. Disorderly Conduct
4. Penalty

Animal

Canine Ordinance
1. Purpose and Applicability
2. Definitions
3. Enforcement
4. General Provisions
5. Failure to Pay Fines, Fees, Costs, Penalties, and Expenses
6. Restraint and Impoundment
7. Dog Bites
8. Procedure When Rabies Suspected
9. Dangerous Dogs
10. Injury to Other Animals
11. Prior Ordinances
12. Severability
13. Sovereign Immunity
14. Amendments
15. Effective Date

Grazing Ordinance
1. Title
2. Authority
3. Purpose and Findings
4. Definitions
5. Open Grading, Free Roaming of Livestock and Feedlots Prohibited
6. Establishment of Animal Control Fund
7. Enforcement
8. Emergency Destruction of Livestock
9. Bail Schedule; Civil Penalties
11. Retrieval of Impounded Livestock
12. Hearing; Review Board
13. Authorities of Board; Imposition of Bail Amount; Reduction of Civil Penalties
14. Separate Offense/Cumulative Remedy
15. Forfeiture and Sale
16. Private and Tribal Cause of Action
17. Principles of Construction
18. Amendment and Rescission
19. Severability
20. Effective Date

Hunting Ordinances
Purpose
1. Rules Governing Hunting on the Rincon Reservation
2. Violations
3. Effective Date

Raising Ordinances
Purpose

Articles of Association

Articles of Association
1. Purpose
2. Tribal Membership
3. Business Committee Composition
4. Business Committee Requirements
5. Voting and Elections
6. Power of the Business Committee
7. Grievance Board
8. Chairman's Duties
9. Vice-Chairman's Duties
10. Secretary-Treasurer's Duties
11. Business Committee's Meetings
12. Business Committee's Special Meetings
13. Procedures for Calling Special Meetings
14. Robert's Rules of Order Govern All Meetings
15. Amending the Articles of Association
16. Effective Date

Cemetery

Burial and Cemetery Ordinance
1. Purpose
2. Burial Procedure
3. Burial Costs
4. Cemetery Plots
5. Customs and Traditions
6. Standard Procedures
7. Contact Information

Children

Children Ordinance
1. Title
2. Purpose and Intent
3. Definitions
4. Certificates
5. Cancellation of Approval
6. Minimum Requirements
7. Severability
8. Effective Date

Civil Procedure

Tort Claims Resolution
1. Title
2. Definitions
3. Purpose
4. Causes of Action
5. Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
6. Notice of Injury and Claims Process
7. Claims Excluded
8. Recognized Tribal Defenses
9. Burden of Proof
10. Applicable Law
11. Inconsistent Laws Repealed
12. Effective Date
Exhibit A: Notice of Injury Form

Delegates Ordinance
1. Title; Purpose and Authorization
2. General Policy
3. Appointments
4. Qualifications
5. Terms of Office
6. Removal of Members and Vacancy
7. Compensation and Reimbursement of Members
8. Absence From Meetings
9. Election of Advisory Body Officers
10. Amendment and Recission
11. Reports to Business Comittee
12. Severability
13. Effective Date

Arbitration Ordinance
1. Purpose, Public Policy, Applicability and Authorizations
2. Definitions
3. Appointment of a Special Master
4. Rules of Procedure
5. Jurisdiction and Comity

Tribal Court Ordinance
1. Title, Purpose and Policy
2. Territorial Jurisdiction
3. Subject Matter Jurisdiction
4. Personal Jurisdiction
5. Concurrent Jurisdiction
6. Jurisdiction Over Property
7. Sovereign Immunity
8. Savings Clause

Codification Ordinance
1. Authority and Purpose; Definitions
2. Establishment of a Tribal Codification System
3. Organization of the Rincon Tribal Code
4. Organization of Ordinances and Other Governing Documents: Ordinance Numbering
5. Recordkeeping: Attorney General
6. Legal Effects of Formatting

Sovereign Immunity Ordinance
1. Purpose and Intent; Authority
2. Definitions
3. Scope of Sovereign Immunity Protection
4. Scope of Waiver
5. Waiver By Ordinance
6. Form of Waiver
7. Dispute Resolution for Waivers of Sovereign Immunity
8. No Suit or Action Permitted Without a Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
9. No Effect on Existing Waivers of Sovereign Immunity
10. Severability

Donations

Donation Policy
1. Policy
2. Role of the Committee
3. Procedures
4. Target Populations/Scope of Giving
5. Criteria
6. Request Guidelines

Dumping

Dumping Ordinance
1. Findings; Jurisdiction
2. Definitions
3. Illegal Acts
4. Enforcement Actions
5. Penalties
6. Adoption
7. Amendments

Waste Matter Dumping Ordinance
1. Adoption of California Penal Code Section 374
2. What is Permitted
3. Enforcement Actions
4. Effective Date

Rincon Hazardous Material Control
1. Purpose and Declaration of Policy; Applicability to Non-Indian Activities on Non-Indian Owned Fee Lands Within the Reservation
2. Definitions
3. Rincon Environmental Department (RED)
4. Release of Hazardous Material
5. Enforcement: Request for Hearing
6. Judicial Review
7. Deposits to Hazardous Material Account
8. Screening Levels, Risk Assessments, and Standards
9. No Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
10. Captions
11. Construction
12. Effective Date
13. Severability

Tribal Dump
1. Purpose
2. Responsibility
3. Procedures
4. Effective Date

Education

Education Policy
1. Purpose
2. The Goal and the Objective of the Rincon Education Scholarship Program ("RESP")
3. Policies, Procedures, and Application Forms
   A. Definitions
   B. Eligible Tribal Members and Eligible Lineal Descendants
   C. Priorities
   D. Disbursement Rules
   E. RESP Reimbursement Responsibilities
4. Confidentiality Policy
5. Scholarship Application
6. Lineal Descendant Guarantor Form
7. Notary Statement
8. Funding Form

Election

Election Ordinance
1. Election Committee
2. Official Voting Roll
3. Nominations for Business Committee
4. Election Day, Time, and Location
5. Ballot
6. Instructions to Voters
7. Sending Ballots; Instructions to the Election Committee
8. Picking Up Box G Mailed-In Ballots
9. Poll Voting
10. Counting Ballots (Election Day)
11. Declaring the Result of Election
12. Seating of New Officer(s)
13. Declaring an Invalid Election
14. Certification

Electrical

Electrical Resolution
1. Definitions; Rules of Construction
2. Violations of Ordinance
3. Enforcement
4. Penalties
5. Miscellaneous

Emergency Services

Emergency Services
1. Purpose and Scope
2. Definition of Emergency
3. Emergency Services for the Rincon Reservation
4. Violations
5. Adoption

Enrollment

Enrollment Ordinance
1. Definitions
2. Enrollment Committee
3. Persons to be Enrolled
4. Applications
5. Action by the Enrollment Committee
6. Reevaluation of Application
7. Appeals
8. Preparation and Certification of Roll
9. Current Membership Roll
10. Use of Approved Membership Roll

Environment

Enforcement Code
1. Authority and Purpose; Applicability to Non-Indian Activities on Non-Indian Owned Fee Lands Within the Reservation
2. Findings and Declarations
3. Short Title
4. Definitions
5. Rincon Environmental Department (RED)
6. Duties and Responsibilities
7. Enforcement Department
8. Enforcement Actions
9. Hearings and Hearing Process
10. Remedial Action
11. Civil Penalties
12. Enforcement of Tribal Court Order
13. Sovereign Immunity
14. Effective Date
15. Severability
16. Amendments

Environmental Policy Ordinance
1. Title
2. Purpose
3. Statement of Environmental Policy
4. Authority
5. Definitions
6. Environmental Review Process
7. Continuining Obligation During Conduct of Project

Ethics

Ethics Ordinance
1. Title
2. Purpose and Intent
3. Interpretations
4. General Policies and Ethics
5. Conflicts of Interest
6. Confidentiality
7. Acceptance of Bribes or Other Monies
8. Prohibition on Tribal Council Employment
9. Scope of Authority
10. Violations of Law
11. Good Standing
12. Tribal Council Oath of Office and Acknowledgement
13. Intoxication and Drug Use
14. Severability
15. Sovereign Immunity

Evictions and Exclusions

Eviction and Exclusion Ordinance
1. Authority
2. Purpose and Intent
3. Definitions
4. Grounds for Eviction and Sanctions Under this Ordinance
5. Sanctions
6. Notice of Eviction
7. Complaint for Eviction
8. Hearing Procedures
9. Forfeiture
10. Severability
11. Effective Date
12. Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

Registration, Census, and Exclusion Ordinance

Gaming

RAP Ordinance
1. Declaration of Public Policy and Purpose
2. Definitions
3. Allocation Plan
4. Eligibility for Per Capita Payments
5. Calculation and Disbursement of Per Capita Payments
6. Miscellaneous

Gaming Ordinance
1. Purpose
2. Applicability
3. Definitions
4. Gaming Authorized
5. Ownership of Gaming Operation
6. Use of Gaming Revenue
7. Tribal Gaming Commission
8. Executive Director
9. Licensing
10. Management Contracts
11. Licenses for Key Employees and Primary Management Officials
12. Auditing and Internal Control
13. Annual Audit
14. Review and Approval of Gaming
15. Exclusion or Ejection of Individuals
16. Unlawful Acts
17. National Indian Gaming Commission and Tribal-State Compact
18. Protection of the Environment and Public Health and Safety
19. Miscellaneous
20. Sovereign Immunity
21. Consent to Jurisdiction
22. Law Enforcement; Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Checks
23. Agent for Service
24. Patron Disputes
25. Amendments
26. Repeal
27. Effective Date

Non-Gaming
1. Purpose
2. Applicability and Interpretation
3. Allocation Plan
4. Annual Accounting
5. Deposit
6. Withdrawal and Accounting
7. Time of Non-Gaming Per Capita Distribution
8. Eligibility for Non-Gaming Per Capita Payments
9. Calculation and Disbursement of Per Capita Payments
10. Miscellaneous

Housing

Housing Ordinance
1. Title
2. Authority
3. Declaration of Need
4. Purpose
5. Definitions
6. Board of Directors
7. Meetings
8. Powers
9. Obligations
10. Annual Reports
11. Disclosure of Interests
12. Federal Compliance
13. Bonding Requirements
14. Property Ownership and Conflicts of Interest
15. Tribal Government Responsbilities and Authorities
16. Approval by Secretary of Interior
17. Severability
18. Effective Date

Investment

Investment Ordinance
1. Procedure
2. Assignment of Responsibility

Land Use

1990 Ordinance

1989 Ordinance

Land Assignment Ordinance
1. Purpose
2. Definitions
3. Eligibility for a Residential Land Lease
4. Duties of Land Use Office
5. Processing Residential Land Lease Applications
6. Sub-Division of Existing Assignments
7. Mutual Help HOmes not Located on an Assignment
8. General Land and Property Policy
9. Preference to Survivors
10. Cancellation of an Assignment or Lease
11. Appeals
12. General Provisions

Mortgate Lending

Mortage Lending Ordinance
1. Lien Priority
2. Recording of Mortgage Loan Documents
3. Foreclosure Procedures
4. Foreclosure Complaint and Summons
5. Service of Process and Procedures
6. Cure of Default
7. Judgment and Remedy
8. Foreclosure Evictions
9. No Merger of Estates
10. Certified Mailing to Tribe
11. Intervention
12. Appeals

Peace and Security

Peace and Security Related Ordinance
1. Jurisdiction and Construction
2. Definitions
3. Violations
4. Enforcement
5. Hearing Procedures and Penalty
6. General Provisions

Recreation

Sports Park Facilities (Rental Policy and Procedures)
1. Purpose
2. Responsibility
3. Policy
4. Program Guidelines
5. Field Trips/Excursions
6. Sports Programs

Tribal Bar

Tribal Bar Resolution
1. Representation Requirements
2. Eligibility for Admission
3. Procedure for Admission
4. Approval by Tribal Council
5. Admission Fees
6. Attorney's Fees

Tribal Tax Code

Tribal Tax Code Ordinance
1. General Provisions
2. Tribal Business License
3. Sales Tax
4. Hotel Occupancy Tax
5. Reporting
6. Administrative Review
7. Miscellaneous

Uniform Commercial Code

Uniform Commercial Code Ordinance

Utilities Ordinance
1. General Provisions
2. Authority
3. Water Service and Solid Waste Collection
4. Temporary Service Connections, Cross Connections and Backup Service
5. Fee Schedules, Billings and Any Additional Charges
6. Enforcement and Penalties
7. Miscellaneous Provisions

Weed Batement

Weed Abatement for Seniors and Elders
1. Purpose
2. Responsibility
3. Policy
4. Procedures

Work Related

Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance
1. Purpose
2. Payment of Prevailing Wage Required
3. Determination of Tribal Prevailing Wage
4. Employer Requirements
5. Tribal Court Action/Jurisdiction
6. Sovereign Immunity
7. Severability
8. Effective Date

[Table of Contents created by NILL in February 2014, based on materials available on tribe's website.]

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