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2023 RESOLUTIONS OF THE TOHONO O’ODHAM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

JANUARY GENERAL SESSION

Monday, January 9, 2023

#23-001 Approving Enrollment or Adoption Applications for Membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for January 2023
#23-002 Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 114-80, 06-81, 122-82, 136-82, 150-82, 74-83, 127-83, 184-83, 197-83, 09-85, 58-85, 340-86, 66-89, 142-89, 308-89, 24-90, 93-305, 93-056, 93-360, 93-402, 95-139, 95-518, 96-077, 97-036, 97-256, 98-034, 98-123, 02-508, 05-426, 05-472, 07-007, 09-330, 13-331, 13-431, 15-389, 20-406, and 21-220 to Reflect Legal Name Changes of Enrolled Members
#23-003 Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 83-83, 26-86, 91-161, 01-263, 01-589, 05-002, 05-054, 05-204, 05-301, 05-711, 06-059, 08-005, 08-035, 08-330, 08-644, 09-008, 13-063, and 22-390 to Correct Names of Enrolled Members
#23-004Approving the Monthly Age 18 Report for January 2023 of Tohono O’odham Eligible Minor Members and Authorizing Distribution of the Per Capita Payments and Interest Held in Trust on Their Behalf by Principal Trust Company
#23-005Approving an Addition to the Master List for Eligible Minor Tohono O’odham Members for the Fourth Per Capita Distribution and Authorizing the Transfer of Funds to set up a Trust Account at Principal Trust Company
#23-006Approving the FY 2023 Attorney Contract between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Clark Law Firm, P.C.
#23-007Approving the FY 2023 Attorney Contract between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Yoder & Langford, P.C. regarding 401(k) Retirement Plan Matters
#23-009Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Community Health Services Public Health Emergency Preparedness Carry Forward Budget
#23-010Accepting and Approving Amendment No. 3 to the Intergovernmental Agreement No. CTR055831 with the Arizona Department of Health Services Public Health Services Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Division of Community Health Services Public Health Emergency Preparedness
#23-011Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Community Health Services Public Health Preparedness Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-012Approving the FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Women, Infants, and Children Program Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Grant Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-013Approving FY 2024 Department of Health and Human Services Healthy O’odham Promotion Program Budget
#23-014Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Data Infrastructure Grant Budget
#23-015Amending Resolution No. 22-136, “Approving FY 2022 Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Promoting Safe and Stable Families Budget” through FY 2025

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

#23-016 Approving Investment Policy Statements for the Tohono O’odham Nation Third Party Revenue and Tohono O’odham Nation Title V Investments

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

#23-017 Approving a Purchase and Sale Agreement for Long Term Storage Credits Between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Vilder Water Company Inc. (“Vilder”)
#23-018Approving the FY 2023 Tohono O’odham Nation Healthcare San Xavier Water Main/Parking Lot Replacement Budget
#23-019Amending Resolution No, 22-107 “Approving Tohono O’odham Nation Healthcare FY 2022 American Rescue Plan Act of Lost Reimbursement Budget” to extend the Budget Authority into FY 2023
#23-020Amending Resolution No. 22-140 “Approving FY 2022 Tohono O’odham Nation Healthcare American Rescue Plan Act Equipment Budget” to extend the Budget Authority into FY 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023

#23-021Adopting 2023 Amendments to 12 Tohono O’odham Code Chapter 1 – Elections
#23-022Legislative Order – Adopting January 2023 Amendments to the Legislative Rules and the Standards of Conduct for Legislative Council Representatives and Alternates
#23-023Increasing Utility Assistance for Elderly and Low-Income Members of the Tohono O’odham Nation
#23-024 Approving Nation’s Comments on the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 and the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee’s Report on the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act

Friday, January 13, 2023

#23-025Approving FY 2023 Office of the Prosecutor Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-026 Nominating Representative Daniel L. A. Preston, III as Delegate and Representative Evelyn Juan Manuel as Alternate to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
#23-027Approving FY 2023 Professional Services Contract between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Michael Brown, Esq.
#23-028Declaring Interest in Participation in the State of Arizona Governor’s Water Policy Council and Appointing the Nation’s Chairperson
#23-029Legislative Order – Setting January 18, 2023 Virtual Special Session to Address Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Contract Sovereign Immunity Waivers
#23-030Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s State Gaming Legislation Positions
#23-031Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Voting State Legislation Positions
#23-032Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Health Care State Legislation Positions
#23-033Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Education State Legislation Positions
#23-034Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Border Security State Legislation Positions
#23-035Affirming the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples State Legislation Positions
#23-036Approving the December 2022 Minutes

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Special Session

#23-037 Approving FY 2023 Baboquivari District Topawa Community Budget and FY 2023 Baboquivari District Cold Fields Community Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-038Approving the FY 2023 Professional Service Agreement between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Arctic IT

Thursday, February 9, 2023 Emergency Session

#23-039 Approving the Tohono O’odham Nation Government-Wide Financial Statements, Government Services Department/Single Audit Reports for the Year Ended September 30, 2021 and Authorizing its Distribution

FEBRUARY GENERAL SESSION

Monday, February 13, 2023

#23-040 Approving Enrollment or Adoption Applications for Membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for February 2023
#23-041Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 23-81, 49-81, 138-81, 95-82, 115-82, 127-83, 40-84, 12-88, 92-247, 95-319, 99-475, 2000-003, 2000-223, 01-589, 09-167, 17-122 and 17-579 to Reflect Legal Name Changes of Enrolled Members
#23-042Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 97-350, 98-083, 04-659, 05-204, 05-607, 07-657, 07-739, 08-005 and 22-387 to Correct Names and/or Enrollment Numbers of Enrolled Members
#23-043Amending Enrollment Resolution No. 17-127 to Correct the Name of One Enrolled Member
#23-044Approving the Monthly Age 18 Report for February 2023 of Tohono O’odham Eligible Minor Members and Authorizing Distribution of the Per Capita Payments and Interest Held in Trust on Their Behalf by Principal Trust Company
#23-045Approving an Addition to the Master List for Eligible Minor Tohono O’odham Members for the Third Per Capita Distribution and Authorizing the Transfer of Funds to set up a Trust Account at Principal Trust Company
#23-046Approving an Addition to the Master List for Eligible Minor Tohono O’odham Members for the Fourth Per Capita Distribution and Authorizing the Transfer of Funds to set up a Trust Account at Principal Trust Company
#23-047Approving FY 2023 Veterans Affairs Office Donations and Contributions Budget
#23-048Approving the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement Between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Maricopa County
#23-049Approving the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement Between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Town of Florence
#23-050Approving the Appointment of Treena Parvello to the Board of Trustees for the Tohono O’odham Community College
#23-051Approving the Appointment of Debra Ann Bergman to the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Management Board

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

#23-052Approving FY 2023 Department of Education Recreation Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-053 Approving 3% Cumulative Cost of Living Adjustment for all Employees and Full-Time Officials of the Nation’s Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch effective January 1, 2023 to Counteract the Effects of Inflation
#23-054Approving FY 2023 Pisinemo District Kupk Community Mining Royalty Budget
#23-055Approving FY 2023 Gu-Vo District Kukatch Community Budget Amendment No.1

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

#23-056Approving FY 2023 Judicial Branch Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-057Approving FY 2023 Bureau of Indian Affairs Judicial Branch P.L. 93-638 Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-058 Approving FY 2023 Department of Public Safety Environmental Protection Office Brownfields Program Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-059Approving FY 2023 Planning and Economic Development Department Roads Program Cowlic Road Project Budget Amendment No. 2
#23-060Approving FY 2023 Sif-Oidak District Carry Forward Mining Revenue Administration Budget
#23-061Legislative Order – Setting March 1, 2023 Special Session for a Tour of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Far West Valley Properties
#23-062Approving FY 2023 Office of Attorney General Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-063Approving the FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Welfare BIA Family Preservation Program Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-064Approving a No Cost Extension for the FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Community Health Services Haury Grant Project Budget
#23-065Approving the Inter-Governmental Agreement Between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Pima County [CTN-HD-22-123-00]
#23-066Legislative Order – Approving the January 2023 Minutes


Thursday, February 16, 2023

#23-067Approving BIA, Office of Justice Affairs, Tribal Justice Support Directorate Court Assessment and Engagement
#23-068 Approving a Limited Waiver of the Sovereign Immunity of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise in Favor of JCJ Architecture, PC and limited to the Agreement for the Development of the Far West Valley Area Casino and Resort
#23-069Approving a Limited Waiver of the Sovereign Immunity of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise in Favor of Hunt-Penta VI, a Joint Venture, Limited to an Agreement for Construction of the Far West Valley Casino and Related Construction Documents

MARCH GENERAL SESSION

Monday, March 6, 2023

#23-070Approving Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Charter Amendment
#23-071Approving Enrollment or Adoption Applications for Membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for March 2023
#23-072Recognition of Relinquishment from membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for the month of March 2023
#23-073 Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 15-80, 32-80, 74-81, 138-81, 115-82, 122-82, 09-85, 33 87, 436-87, 303-88, 95-366, 95-415, 96-514, 98-083, 99-039, 2000-486, 02-180, 09-575, 14 465, and 18-098 to Reflect Legal Name Changes of Enrolled Members
#23-074Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 05-204, 05-607, 06-511, 07-112, 08-330, 10-439, and 11-402 to Correct Names of Enrolled Members
#23-075Approving the Monthly Age 18 Report for March 2023 of Tohono O’odham Eligible Minor Members and Authorizing Distribution of the Per Capita Payments and Interest Held in Trust on Their Behalf by Principal Trust Company
#23-076Accepting the Arizona Department of Education, Health and Nutrition Services Child and Adult Care Food Program Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Program Funds and Approving FY 2023 Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Child and Adult
#23-077Approving FY 2023 Hewel Ni’ok Revenue Budget

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

#23-078Approving FY 2023 Attorney Contracts for Gaming
#23-079Approving Attorney Contract for the Law Firm of DLA Piper LLP
#23-080 Nominating Representative Delma M. Garcia as the Tucson Area Delegate on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Tribal Advisory Committee and Representative Evelyn Juan Manuel as Alternate
#23-081Nominating Representative Delma M. Garcia as the Tucson Area Representative on the Community Health Aide Program Tribal Advisory Group and Representative Evelyn Juan Manuel as Alternate
#23-082Nominating Representative Delma M. Garcia as the Tucson Area Representative on the National Indian Health Board and Representative Daniel L.A. Preston, III as Alternate
#23-083Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Health Division of Family Assistance USDA Food Distribution Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-084Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Prevention Services American Rescue Act Plan COVID-19 Grant Budget
#23-085Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program Budget
#23-086Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Community Health Services Desert Diamond Casino Dialysis Advocacy Program Budget
#23-087Approving FY 2023 Schuk Toak District Queens Well Community Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-088Legislative Order – Approving the February 2023 Minutes

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

RECESS


Thursday, March 9, 2023

#23-089Approving Agreement with New Magma Irrigation and Drainage District for 2023
#23-090 Authorizing the Office of the Attorney General to Intervene on Behalf of the Tohono O’odham Nation in Litigation Concerning the Definition of Waters of the United States
#23-091Approving FY 2023 Legislative Branch Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-092Approving FY 2023 Department of Public Safety Department of Corrections Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-093Supporting Tohono O’odham Nation’s FY 2024 San Miguel (Subdivision Road) BIA Route 192 Project Community Project Funding Request
#23-094Supporting Tohono O’odham Nation’s FY 2024 Police and Fire Western Substation Community Project Funding Request and Appropriating 25% Match
#23-095Amending Section 21 of the Second Restated Plan of Operation of the Tohono O’odham Utility Authority, 24 Tohono O’odham Code Chapter 1

Friday, March 24, 2023 Emergency Session

#23-096 DEFEATED – Overriding of Veto of Resolution No. 23-095, “Amending Section 21 of the Second Restated Plan of Operation of the Tohono O’odham Utility Authority, 24 Tohono O’odham Code Chapter 1”
#23-097Approving Additional Equity Investment in Desert Diamond Mobile LLC and Related Actions

APRIL GENERAL SESSION

Monday, April 10, 2023

#23-098Approving Enrollment or Adoption Applications for Membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for April 2023
#23-099 Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 32-80, 92-80, 27-84, 94-073, 97-350, 99-200, 03-301, 05-301, 06-449, 06-511 and 16-217 to Reflect Legal Name Changes of Enrolled Members
#23-100Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 41-82, 97-256, 05-426, 05-472, 06-511, 08-005 and 22-313 to Correct Names and/or Enrollment Numbers of Enrolled Members
#23-101Approving Amendment to Monthly Age 18 Report for February 2023 Approved by resolution No. 23-44 to Correct Name of Member
#23-102Approving the Monthly Age 18 Report for April 2023 of Tohono O’odham Eligible Minor Members and Authorizing Distribution of the Per Capita Payments and Interest Held in Trust on Their Behalf by Principal Trust Company
#23-103Approving an Addition to the Master List for Eligible Minor Tohono O’odham Members for the Fourth Per Capita Distribution and Authorizing the Transfer of Funds to set up a Trust Account at Principal Trust Company
#23-104Approving FY2023 Water Resources Department Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget Amendment No. 1

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

#23-105Confirming Stephanie Moreno to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors
#23-106Confirming Joan Timeche to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors
#23-107Appointing Tessa L. Dysart as a Pro Tempore Judge of the Tohono O’odham Judicial Court
#23-108Approving FY23 Department of Education One Stop PY21/FY22 Budget Amendments No.1
#23-109Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services CDC Health Disparities Budget
#23-110 Approving the Memorandum of Agreement with the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. and Granting a Limited Waiver of the Nation’s Sovereign Immunity
#23-111Approving FY 2024 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Senior Services Title VI Part A, Title VI Part C, and Title VI Nutrition Services Incentive Program Budgets
#23-112Approving FY 2023 Tohono O’odham Nation Health Care Budget Amendments
#23-113Amending Resolution No. 22-107 “Approving Tohono O’odham Nation Healthcare FY 2022 American Rescue Plan Act Lost Reimbursement Budget” to extend the Budget Authority into FY 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

#23-114 Supporting United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Assumption of Management of Sensitive Lands Within Historic Papagueria Near Ajo, Arizona Subject to Meaningful Consultation with the Tohono O’odham Nation, Including Consultation on Co-Stewardship with the Nation
#23-115 Supporting the Acquisition of Lands Near Ajo, Arizona from the Bureau of Land Management and Hia-Ced O’odham Alliance, and Establishing Do’ag Vecho Land Recovery Delegation
#23-116Approving FY 2023 Sells District Administration Budget Amendment No. 1 and Ge Oidag Community Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-117Approving FY 2023 Sells District North Communities Gaming Revenue Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-118Approving FY 2022 Sells District North Communities Multi-Year Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-119Approving FY 2023 Sells District Ge Oidag Community Mining Royalties Budget
#23-120Approving FY 2023 Chukut Kuk District Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-121Approving FY 2021–FY 2025 Chukut Kuk District American Rescue Plan Act Budget
#23-122Approving FY 2023 Hickiwan District Schuchuligk Community Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-123Approving FY 2023 Professional Services Contract between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Douglas Tyler Francis, Jr., Esq.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

#23-124Appointing James Moreno to the TERO Commission
#23-125Approving FY 2023 Baboquivari District South Komelic Community Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-126Approving FY 2021-2024 Baboquivari District American Rescue Plan Act Budget
#23-127 Legislative Order – Setting April 17, 2023 Special Session to Consider Appointment of Judges to the Tohono O’odham Judicial Court
#23-128Amending Resolution No. 22-155 “Accepting Fiscal Year 2022 through 2026 Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan Funding and Approving a New Tribal Priority List for the Same Years”
#23-129Approving FY 2023-FY 2024 Planning and Economic Development Department Roads Program, Menegers Dam Road PIR 1 (5) Budget
#23-130Approving FY 2023-FY 2024 Planning and Economic Development Department Roads Program, North Komelic Community Loop PIR 153 & 1531 Budget
#23-131Approving FY 2023-FY 2024 Planning and Economic Development Department, Roads Program Santa Rosa Ranch Road PIR 35(2) Budget
#23-132Legislative Order – Approving the March 2023 Minutes

Friday, April 14, 2023

No Actions


Monday, April 17, 2023 Special Session

#23-133 Approving Office of Attorney General Grant Application for Ordnance Removal and Wetland Design Development Environmental Water Resources Project
#23-134Amending Tohono O’odham Nation Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan Exhibit A to Resolution No. 23-128, “Amending Resolution No. 22-155 ‘Accepting Fiscal Year 2022 through 2026 Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan Funding and Approving a New Tribal Priority List for the Same Years’”

Monday, April 24, 2023 Emergency Session

#23-135 Approving Agreement for Consulting Services

MAY GENERAL SESSION

Monday, May 1, 2023

#23-136Approving Enrollment or Adoption Applications for Membership in the Tohono O’odham Nation for May 2023
#23-137 Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 77-80, 164-83, 67-84, 131-84, 150-84, 245-84, 629-85, 224-87, 93-277, 94-459, 05-426, 09-167, 10-103, 11-033, 12-095, 14-001 and 17-043 to Reflect Legal Name Changes of Enrolled Members
#23-138Amending Enrollment Resolution Nos. 99-039, 99-561, 04-291, 05-426, 05-472, 06-511, 07‑362, 09-101, and 11-121 to Correct Names of Enrolled Members
#23-139Amending Enrollment Resolution No. 08-330 “Enrollment – June (No District),” to Delete Member who was Approved Twice
#23-140Approving the Monthly Age 18 Report for May 2023 of Tohono O’odham Eligible Minor Members and Authorizing Distribution of the Per Capita Payments and Interest Held in Trust on Their Behalf by Principal Trust Company
#23-141Approving the Certification of and Distribution to A Tohono O’odham Nation Eligible Adult Member for the Fourth Per Capita Distribution for May 2023
#23-142Approving the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Pima County
#23-143Supporting Appointment of Justin Manuel to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

#23-144Approving FY 2024 Department of Education Child Care Services Title XX Budget
#23-145Accepting and Approving the FY 2022 Hewel Ñi’okĭ Auditor’s Report and Authorizing its Distribution
#23-146Approving the San Xavier District Single Audit Reporting Package for the Year Ended September 30, 2021 and Authorizing its Distribution
#23-147Legislative Order Adopting Tohono O’odham Legislative Council Calendar June 2023 – June 2024
#23-148 Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Division of Family Assistance Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Budget Amendment No. 1
#23-149Approving FY 2023 Department of Health and Human Services Komckud Ki: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Budget
#23-150Approving FY 2023 – FY 2025 Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Prevention Service Administration Grant—American Rescue Plan Budget

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

#23-151Approving FY 2023 Chukut Kuk District Budget Amendment No. 2
#23-152Legislative Order – Setting May 16-19, 2023 Virtual Special Session to Address FY 2024 Nation’s Budgets
#23-153Legislative Order – Approving the April 2023 Minutes
#23-154Legislative Order – Amending Election Contest Hearing Procedures

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Election Contest Hearing

#23-155 Judgment in Contest of April 29, 2023 Primary Election for the Offices of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Tohono O’odham Nation

Thursday, May 18, 2023 Special Session

#23-156 Accepting Resignation of Rep. Timothy L. Joaquin as Legislative Council Chairperson
#23-157 Postponing Virtual Special Session to Address FY 2024 Nation’s Budgets to May 23-26, 2023
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