Byline: Braden Harper/Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Emergency Session meeting was held in person and via teleconference on Nov. 9 at the Mound Building.
The National Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
NCA 22-146 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation appropriating incentive funds to Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Employees for the Fiscal Year 2023. The bill was sponsored by Representative Hufft and co-sponsored by Representative Joseph Hicks, which was adopted with a 14-1 vote.
The incentive will provide $500 to full-time MCN Tribal Employees and $250 to part-time employees. Overall, the bill will appropriate $1,781,302.00 to tribal employees.
NCA 22-147 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation amending NCA 22-112 (A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation approving a continuing budget ordinance and providing for appropriations and authorization for expenditures for FY 2023). The bill was sponsored by Rep. Hufft and was adopted 14-1.
The budget will be adjusted to account for software/licenses and communication line items for the Information Technology Department to continue to provide certain services. It will also increase the third-party budget for the health department to provide patient care, emergency care, and medical equipment maintenance.
The meeting, agenda, and full legislation can be viewed at www.mcnnc.com.