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File #: 20-038o    Version: 1 Name: FY2021 OPERATING 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-17-20
Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 OPERATING BUDGET; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Sponsors: Janees Taylor
Indexes: Budget, Budget - Comprehensive
Code sections: N/A - Not Applicable
Attachments: 1. LA-17-20.PDF
Related files: 20-038, 20-075, 21-043, 20-085, 20-092, 21-013, 21-021, 21-027
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AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 OPERATING 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 Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2021”.

Section 2. Purpose: To comply with the Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation, to authorize funding for governmental operations 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 and planned expenditures from all sources in compliance with the specific laws governing appropriations (62 CNCA 31 & 32).

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

C. The funding sources are to provide budget authority for expenditures of the Cherokee Nation’s Executive, Judicial and Legislative Departments (Branches), including any authorized Commissions, Boards, Authorities and Enterprises operated by the Nation.

D. The funding sources include funds from compacts, grants, contracts, miscellaneous sources and contributions, dividends, revenues of enterprises, taxes, special and general fund sources, indirect costs or trust funds.

E. This enactment shall govern the proper use of all funds during the course of business for Fiscal Year 2021. No other expenditure or use is authorized except as provided herein or as provided by subsequent amendments to this authorization, with only exception to the “Cherokee Nation Capital Appropriations Bill of Fiscal Year 2021”.

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 accor...

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