Band Assembly Weekly Update, November 16-20


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On Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Band Assembly occurred through conference call and Zoom.

Band Assembly approved two bills:

— Band Assembly Bill 19-02-06-21: A Bill of Supplemental Appropriation for Disbursement of Long-Term Savings Investment Income Funds for an Adult Band Member Economic Support Payment for the Month of December 2020 in the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2021.

— Band Assembly Bill 19-02-07-21: A Bill of Supplemental Appropriation for December 2020 Tribal Per Capita Distributions for Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2021.

Band Assembly tabled the nomination of Sylvia Wise for the District III Associate Justice position pursuant to 5 MLBS § 5 (b). Wise was nominated November 9 by Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin. Band Assembly has thirty (30) days to either confirm or reject the nomination.

On Thursday, November 19, Legislative held a work session for the Band Assembly members, Legal Counsel, Staff Attorney, Legislative Staff and Legal & Policy Counsel. On the agenda were Band Assembly meeting minutes from February and March and the Revisor of Statutes bill.