OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council emergency session meeting was held in person and via teleconference on Jan. 23 at the Mound Building.
The National Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills.
TR 23-020 Authorizing the Principal Chief or his designee to execute all documents necessary to achieve a settlement with all manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies involved in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation and further authorizing the use of electronic transfer and deposit of funds from the opioid settlement trustees to the nation. Speaker William Lowe sponsored the bill, which passed unanimously 13-0.
The settlement terms provide for payment aggregating over $35,000,000 to be paid in varying annual sums for the opioid litigation trustees to be paid over ten years.
The meeting, agenda, and full legislation can be viewed at www.mcnnc.com.