OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held the monthly Business, Finance, and Justice Committee session at the Mound Building on March 16.
All passed legislation is subject to Full Council approval during the Regular Session held the last Saturday of each month.
The committee addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 23-028 Approving the Tribal Internal Control Standards submitted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Public Gaming Commission. Representative Randall Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
The Commission performs regulatory oversight and to monitor compliance with tribal, federal and applicable state regulations. The Commission submits the Administrative Rulemaking Standard in accordance with MCNCA Title 21 2-101.
NCA 23-015 Amending NCA 15-015 (Approving and authorizing the Principal Chief to execute and file the Articles of Organization with the Office of the Secretary of the Nation to form “Muscogee Nation Business, LLC” under the MCN Limited Liability Company Act and approving the operating agreement for “Muscogee Nation Businesses, LLC). Representative Sandra Golden sponsored the legislation, which was postponed until the next meeting 3-1. Representative Patrick Freeman voted against the motion.
With the dissolution of Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise to the now holding company Muscogee Nation Business, LLC, the board members’ responsibilities and personal obligations have increased significantly. The amendment includes a stipend adjustment for the time of members.
NCA 23-019 Authorizing an appropriation for the MCN Realty Land Referral Services. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the legislation.
The legislation is seeking a funding source. Acting Controller Patricia Killian determined the Interest on the Permanent fund as the source. It passed 4-0.
The Committee called an executive session regarding Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise (MNGE).
The full meeting can be watched at www.mncnnc.com.