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File #: LA-25-01    Version: 1 Name: Freedom of Information and Rights of Privacy Act of 2001
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 1/1/2001 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: N/A Final action: 7/20/2001
Enactment date: 7/20/2001 Enactment #: LA-25-01
Title: ACT RELATING TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND RIGHTS OF PRIVACY Chapter 1, Title 75
Sponsors: Unknown
Indexes: FOIA, Freedom of Information and Rights to Privacy Act, Open Meeting Act
Code sections: Title 67 - Records
Attachments: 1. LA-25-01.pdf
Related files: LA-24-04, 07-085, 14-044, 07-152, 12-011
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Legislative Act 25-01
Title
ACT RELATING TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND RIGHTS OF PRIVACY
Chapter 1, Title 75
Body
BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:
Section (? 75-1-1) 1. Title and Codification:
This act shall be known as the "Freedom of Information and Rights of Privacy Act of 2001" and codified as Freedom of Information and Privacy Rights under Title 75, Section 1-17 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated (75 CNCA ?1-17).
Section (? 75-1-2) 2. Findings and Purpose:
A. The Council of the Cherokee Nation and the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation find that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner. Toward this end, provisions of this chapter must be construed so as to make it possible for Cherokee citizens, or their representatives, to have their public officials and governmental activities at a minimum cost or delay to the persons seeking access to public documents or meetings.
B. Citizens have a right to know the basis of the formulation of public policy. Therefore, it is the public policy of the Cherokee Nation that citizens shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity.
Section (? 75-1-3) 3. Legislative History
A. Article II of the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation contains the provisions of the "Bill of Rights" which apply to the membership. These provisions assure certain judicial remedies and guarantee the protections afforded by the Federal Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (25 USCA 1302-1303). This Chapter affirms those rights as intended by the Constitution.
B. Various administrative policies have adopted the Federal laws regarding access to records and privacy. This Chapter applies to specifically identified tribal records. All federal records such as federal lease contracts and other federal records and files maintained by the Cherokee Nation are subject to the applicable federal laws governing the access of fed...

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