The Legislative Council is composed of 22 Legislative Council representatives, including two from each of the Nation’s 11 districts. Two representatives are elected from within the Council to serve two-year terms as the Council chairperson and vice-chairperson. The remaining representatives each serve on three of the Legislative Council’s 12 standing committees. The Council is governed by the Legislative Rules of the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council.



Laws Enacted or Amended 2020-2024

  • Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Charter, 16 T.O.C. Chapter 2, amended by Resolution No. 23-293 to add Section 7(g) Prohibition on Gifts to Elected Officers and Employees, effective August 8, 2023.
  • Whistleblower Protection law, 13 T.O.C. Chapter 3, enacted by Resolution No. 22-225, effective date of October 20, 2023.
  • Elections law, 12 T.O.C. Chapter 1, amended by Resolution No. 23-021 to clarify voter eligibility and registration requirements, effective January 18, 2023