Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony - Tribal CONSTITUTION
Amended: 1994; Received: 2003
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Table of Contents
Article I. Name.
Article II. Territory and jurisdiction.
Article III. Membership -- 1. Classes of members. 2. Membership roll and enrollment ordinance. 3. Appeal. 4. Withdrawal. 5. Revocation. 6. Enrollment date and application. 7. Ineligible applicants for membership. 8. Forfeiture of membership. 9. Membership roll corrections. 10. Probationary period.
Article IV. Governing body -- 1. Division of power. 2. Tribal Council. 3. General Council. 4. Code of Ethics. 5. Tribal judiciary powers.
Article V. Powers -- 1. General Council. 2. Tribal Council. 3. Reserved powers of General Council. 4. Limited power of the Tribal Council to transfer colony land held in trust by the United States of America out of colony ownership. 5. Limited power of the Tribal Council to encumber colony land held in trust by the United States of America. 6. Limited power of the Tribal Council to encumber colony land not held in trust by the United States of America. 7. Limited power of the Tribal Council to develop natural resources. 8. Principal of construction. 9. Tribal judiciary.
Article VI. Elections -- 1. Election ordinance. 2. Election Board. 3. Tribal Council balloting. 4. Eligibility. 5. Qualification of candidates. 6. Term of office: present Tribal Council members and first election procedures. 7. Candidates, timing of elections, and election procedures. 8. Election of officers and at-large members.
Article VII. Duties of officers -- 1. Chairperson. 2. Vice-Chairperson. 3. Secretary / Treasurer. 4. Surety bonds.
Article VIII. Meetings -- 1. General Council. 2. Tribal Council.
Article IX. Enactment of laws -- 1. Ordinances. 2. Resolutions. 3. Record keeping. 4. Limited approval by the Secretary of Interior.
Article X. Vacancies -- 1. Vacancy criteria.
Article XI. Removal and recall -- 1. Removal. 2. Recall.
Article XII. Referendum and repeal -- 1. Procedure. 2. Limitation on referendum and repeal.
Article XIII. Bill of Rights -- 1. Freedoms guaranteed. 2. Limitations on constitution. 3. Property rights. 4. Access to colony records. 5. Indian Civil Rights Act.
Article XIV. Ratification.
Article XV. Amendments -- 1. Procedure. 2. Effective date.
Article XVI. Severability.
Certificate of results of election. [Not included.]
Certificate of approval. [Not included.]