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2016 Constitutional Amendment Election

April 29, 2016


 

2016 Notice of Election on Constitutional Amendments

 

The Kaw Nation will hold a Constitutional Amendment Election on April 29th, 2016 to decide the following questions.

Ballot Questions for 2016 Constitutional Amendment Election

On April 29th, 2016

Question 1.  (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 16-10).

 

Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article III Citizenship, Section 1 Qualifications, be amended by adding a sub-section D to read as follows (with additions appearing as underlined text):

 

Section 1. Qualifications.  The citizens of the Kaw Nation shall include:    D.  No persons, otherwise eligible for enrollment, shall be denied enrollment because they have received money for the specific purpose of education benefits while having been enrolled with some other tribe.

 

 

Yes ______                No: ________  (mark one)

 

Question 2. (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 16-11).

 

Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article IV, General Council, Section 2. General Council Meetings, Subsection F be amended to read as follows (with additions appearing as underlined text and deletions appearing as strikethrough text):

 

Public Notice as used in paragraph (C) and (D) of this section means that a notice stating the time, date, place and purpose of any General Council Meeting is mailed to citizens to the members of the General Council of the Kaw Nation at their last known address, as shown on the citizenship roll. Additional resources that are available and reasonable may be used to give the Kaw Nation citizens notice of said meetings as provided for by legislation.

 

 

Yes ______                No: ________  (mark one)

 

 


Question 3. (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution 16-12).

 

Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article IV General Council, Section 3 General Council Powers, Subsection B, be amended to read as follows (with additions appearing as underlined text and deletions appearing as strikethrough text):

 

 

The General Council shall set the compensation of officials elected under article IX of this Constitution based upon the recommendations of a salary compensation commission consisting of (5) five people appointed by the Tribal Council and confirmed individually by the General Council. Said compensation shall be set only at the first meeting of each election year of the Chair, and any change in compensation so set shall take effect on Inauguration Day. Further, the Compensation Commission shall serve a four (4) year term coinciding with the election year of the position of the Chair and the Compensation Commission shall be tasked with whether to recommend any yearly bonus if deserving to the General Council annually at the January General Council Meeting and to address any other compensation issues that arise and bring those issues before General Council.

 

The Compensation Commissioners currently serving shall remain in office through January 2017, when their terms will expire and the next Compensation Commission shall take office. Each Compensation Commissioner shall serve a four (4) year term. Compensation Commissioners may be reappointed. At each January General Council meeting, the Compensation Commission shall recommend an annual bonus for each elected official. The General Council may approve or reject any recommended bonus. The Compensation Commission has continuing authority to consider any other compensation issues regarding elected officials and to recommend actions for resolving such issues to the General Council.

 

 

Yes ______                No: ________  (mark one)

 

 


Question 4. (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 16-13).

 

Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article IX, Election, Section 2, be amended to read as follows (with additions appearing as underlined text and deletions appearing as strikethrough text):

 

In order to become a candidate for or to be a member of the Tribal Council, a person must:

 

  1. Be a member of the General Council not less than twenty-five (25) years of age on the date of the election; and

 

  1. Be one-thirty-second (1/32) degree or more of Kaw Indian blood; and

 

  1. Have earned a high school diploma or passed a General Educational Development (GED) test.

 

 

Yes ______                No: ________  (mark one)

 

 


Question 5. (Approved by Tribal Council Resolution No. 16-14).

 

Should the Kaw Nation Constitution Article IX, Election, Section 8 be amended to read as follows (with additions appearing as underlined text and deletions appearing as strikethrough text):

 

To maintain staggered terms of office, the election of the Chair, Secretary, and two (2) Tribal Council Members shall be separated by two (2) years from the election of the Vice-Chair and the other two (2) Tribal Council Members. All elected officials shall serve four (4) year terms except as provided for by Section 4 of this Article. All elected officials covered by this article shall be limited to two (2) consecutive full or partial terms of office, and shall not be eligible to seek any elective office in the Kaw Nation for a period of two (2) years after leaving office.

 

Any official serving at the time of ratification shall not be ineligible on account of this section from serving, if re-elected, one additional term of office consecutive to the term being served at the time of ratification.

 

 

Yes ______                No: ________  (mark one)

 

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