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File #: 15-100    Version: Name: TERO REFORM ACT AMENDMENT OF 2015
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 12/3/2015 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 12/14/2015 Final action: 3/22/2016
Enactment date: 3/14/2016 Enactment #: LA-05-16
Title: AN ACT AMENDING LA-01-14, "CHEROKEE NATION EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT"
Sponsors: Janees Taylor
Indexes: TERO, Tribal Employment Rights Offices, Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance
Code sections: Title 40 - Labor and Employment
Attachments: 1. LA-05-16.PDF
Related files: CNCA-40, 16-078, 13-138, 18-038
Title
AN ACT AMENDING LA-01-14, "CHEROKEE NATION EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT"
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This act shall be known as an Act Amending the Cherokee Nation Employee Rights Ordinance, Cherokee Nation Code Annotated, Title 40. This Act shall be codified at Title 40, Sections 103 and 201 and shall be known as the Cherokee Nation Employment Rights Act.

Section 2. Purpose:

The purpose of this amendment is to address a business that is owned by a trust and to assure that the trustees and beneficiaries of the business trust must be Indians.

Section 3. Legislative History
The Cherokee Nation previously enacted the Cherokee Nation Employment Rights Ordinance, effective January 11, 1986, by Legislative Act 22-87, and was amended by Legislative Act 29-88 and Legislative Act 01-14.
Section 4. Definitions Title 40, § 103, O shall read as follows:

O. "Indian-owned economic enterprise" shall mean any Indian-owned commercial, industrial, or business activity established or organized for the purpose of profit, provided that such Indian ownership shall constitute not less than 51 percent (51%) of the enterprise, and the ownership shall encompass active operation and control of the enterprise. If a business is owned by a trust, it must be held in trust with over 51% of Indian trustees and 51% and more of the beneficiaries of the trust must be Indians to maintain majority Indian control of the business.

Section 5. Title 40, §201, H shall read as follows:

Tribal Employment Rights Office; Establishment, authority and duties
There is hereby recognized the Tribal Employment Rights Office (hereinafter referred to as the “TERO”). The TERO shall administer the employment rights program of the Cherokee Nation in accordance with this title.

The TERO shall have the authority:
H. To engage in the process of certifying businesses as “Indian-owned economic enterprises” and if the business is a ...

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