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Navajo Nation Council Spring Session
April 18-22, 2022 at 10:00 am each day

Approved Agenda

Old Business

A. Legislation 0232-21 | Referred back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee – 22 in favor, 00 opposed

An Action Relating to Resources and Development Committee; Naabik’íyáti’ Committee, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving Oil and Gas Operating Agreements Between the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company for Tohachee Wash, Beautiful Mountain, and Porcupine Dome

B. Legislation 0002-22 | PASSED – 23 in favor,  00 opposed

An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, the Health, Education, and Human Services, the Law and Order, and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Amending Title 17 of the Navajo Nation Code to Establish Criminal Penalties for Vicious Dog and Other Animal Attack

New Business

A. Legislation 0208-21 (2/3 vote required) | PASSED – 17 in favor,  06 opposed

An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving a Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity of the Navajo Nation to Authorize the Navajo Nation to Register and Sell Offset Credits for Carbon Sequestration Under the California Cap and Trade Program Administered by the California Air Resources Board, and to Provide the Courts of the State of California Subject Matter and Equitable Jurisdiction Over the Navajo Nation for the Sole Purpose of Enforcing the Navajo Nation’s Obligations with Respect to its Participation in the California Cap and Trade Program; Approving the Carbon Development and Marketing Agreement and Authorizing the Navajo Nation President to Sign the Same

B. Legislation 0209-21 (2/3 vote required) | PASSED – 22 in favor,  00 opposed

An Action Relating to the Budget and Finance, Resources and Development, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $68,025,000 in Síhasin Funds for the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources to Complete Twelve (12) Water Connection Projects Across the Navajo Nation; and Approving the “2021 Water Connection Projects Expenditure Plan” Pursuant to 12 N.N.C §§2501-2508

C. Legislation 0003-22 (2/3 vote required) | Referred back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee – 20 in favor, 02 opposed

An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department for Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), and § 820(J) to Allow Use of the UUFB for Recurring Expenses

D. Legislation 0016-22 (2/3 vote required) | Sponsor Not Available, will be placed on the next NNC Session Agenda

An Action Relating to Resources and Development and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Extending the Time for a Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity to Allow the Navajo Nation to be Sued in Federal District Court Regarding Compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act in Carrying Out the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Grants and Authorizing the President of the Navajo Nation to be the Certifying Tribal Official to Execute Form 7015.15 through September 30, 2025

E. Legislation 0045-22 (2/3 vote required) | PASSED – 21 in favor,  00 opposed

An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $4,000,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice Water Rights Litigation Unit to Continue Litigating and Protecting the Navajo Nation’s Water Rights; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), § 820(J), and § 820(L)

F. Legislation 0048-22 (2/3 vote required) | PASSED – 22 in favor,  00 opposed

An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $29,216,453 in Síhasin Funds to Navajoland Nursing Home, Inc. for the Construction and Operation of a Veterans Nursing Home; Approving the “Navajo Warriors Home Expenditure Plan” Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508

G. Legislation 0050-22 (2/3 vote required) | Referred back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee – 15 in favor, 06 opposed

An Act Relating to an Emergency; Approving $3,003,441 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Navajo Election Administration for its Expenses in Preparation for the 2022 Navajo Nation Elections; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), § 820(J), and § 820(L)

H. Legislation 0252-21 | PASSED – 15 in favor,  05 opposed

An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,962,149 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources for Drought Mitigation for the Navajo Nation’s Colorado Ranches

I. Legislation 0004-22 | PASSED – 22 in favor,  00 opposed

An Act Relating to the Health, Education and Human Services, Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $3,600,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to the Division of Community Development for the Upgrade/Replacement of a High-Voltage Electricity System for Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc./Pine Hill School

J. Legislation 0011-22 | PASSED – 21 in favor,  00 opposed

An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Charter of Diné College, 10 N.N.C. §§ 2001 – 2023

K. Legislation 0013-22 | Referred back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee – 12 in favor, 11 opposed

An Act Relating to the Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $540,528 in Supplemental Funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to Rehoboth Christian School to Fund Student Transportation Costs, a Navajo Language Teacher Position, Summer School Expenses, and Other Needs

L. Legislation 0025-22 | PASSED – 21 in favor,  00 opposed

An Act Relating to the Health, Education, and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Recognizing and Honoring Navajo Women Warriors on the First Day of Spring Every Year

M. Legislation 0032-22 | PASSED – 21 in favor,  01 opposed

An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving Reinstatement of Vestah J. Tikium, Formerly Known as Vestah J. James, as a Member of the Navajo Nation

N. Legislation 0037-22 | PASSED – 20 in favor,  02 opposed

An Action Relating to the Health, Education and Human Services and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of Ms. Rachel Brown to the Commission on Navajo Government Development, as the Health, Education and Human Services Committee Representative

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