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File #: 20-038c    Version: 1 Name: FY2021 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS BUDGET
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2020 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/27/2020 Final action: 8/31/2020
Enactment date: 8/27/2020 Enactment #: LA-16-20
Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS BUDGET; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Sponsors: Janees Taylor
Indexes: Budget, Budget - Comprehensive
Code sections: N/A - Not Applicable
Attachments: 1. LA-16-20.PDF
Related files: 20-038, 20-074, 20-096, 20-084, 21-020
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AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS BUDGET; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This act shall be titled and codified as “The Comprehensive Capital Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2021”.

Section 2. Purpose: To comply with the Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation, to authorize funding for governmental Capital-Type Expenditures and to provide full disclosure of finances, expenditures and revenues.

A. The purpose of this enactment is intended to review, authorize, approve and ratify appropriations for Capital Expenditures in compliance with the specific laws governing appropriations (62 CNCA 31 & 32).

B. The use of such funds shall be subject to public disclosure.

Section 3. Policy of Accountability:

A. All funds under the care of the Cherokee Nation shall only be expended as authorized by this enactment unless amended.

B. Any official who intentionally and willfully misuses, misapplies, diverts or embezzles the application or use of any public funds entrusted to the care of the Cherokee Nation from any sources many be prosecuted according to applicable criminal statutes.

C. The enactment of this Act or any part thereof, does not ratify, condone or legalize any prior expenditure which may be incurred contrary to Cherokee law. Any unauthorized expenditures, misappropriations, or other illegal acts involving the finances of the Cherokee Nation or any of its subsidiaries may be prosecuted under applicable law or other appropriate administrative or legal remedies.

Section 4. Legislative History

A. The Constitution and laws (Title 62 of the Cherokee Nation Code) provides the requirements for appropriations, review and authorization for the use of all funds.

B. The budget estimates of revenues and expenditures for Fiscal Year 2021 to document funding availability and provide justifications for expenditures are i...

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