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File #: 20-073    Version: Name: FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS ACT AMENDMENT OF 2020
Type: Legislative Act Status: Awaiting Chief's Signature
File created: 10/14/2020 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/29/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: 11/16/2020 Enactment #: LA-25-20
Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 6(B) OF THE INDEPENDENT PRESS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2009 CODIFIED AS TITLE 44 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Sponsors: Joe Byrd
Indexes: Editorial Board - Cherokee Phoenix, Free and Independent Press
Code sections: Title 44 - Media and Press
Related files: CNCA-44
Title
AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 6(B) OF THE INDEPENDENT PRESS AMENDMENT ACT OF 2009 CODIFIED AS TITLE 44 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE CHEROKEE NATION:

Section 1. Title and Codification

This act amends the Independent Press Amendment Act of 2009 and shall be codified at Title 44, Section 6(B) of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to amend Title 44 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated to provide for a balance of appointments to the Editorial Board between the Council and the Principal Chief.

Section 3. Legislative History

Article VI, Section 7 of the Cherokee Nation Constitution states that the Council shall have the power to establish laws which it shall deem necessary and proper for the good of the Nation.

LA 19-00, eff. July 17, 2000.
Amended. LA 08-01, eff. March 16, 2001.
Amended. LA 05-05, eff. January 17, 2005.
Amended. LA 16-09, eff. June 22, 2009.
Amended. LA 22-19, eff. November 12, 2019.

Section 4. Substantive Provisions

ยง 6. Editorial Board

A. An Editorial Board is hereby created and shall consist of five (5) members. At least three (3) Board members must (i) be at least 25 years of age, (ii) have quality experience in the management and operations of publications, (iii) be of good character and have a reputation of integrity, (iv) be physically able to carry out the duties of office, and (v) certify he or she will adhere to the standards of accepted ethics of journalism as defined by the Society of Professional Journalists and endorsed by the Native American Journalists Association. The other Board members must (i) be at least 25 years of age, (ii) have quality experience in business management, (iii) be of good character and have a reputation of integrity, and (iv) be physically able to carry out the duties of office.

B. The Principal Chief shall appoint two (2) members of the Editorial Board who must be citizens of the Cherokee Nation and one of which must have qual...

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