Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Ordinances
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Law & Order Code By Chapters
3.1.102 – Authority :
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has existed as an independent, sovereign nation since time immemorial. Historically, the Tribe held sole and absolute jurisdiction over Pyramid Lake and its surrounding area. Today, the Tribe continues to govern the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, limited in its authority only by its Constitution and By-laws, and the Constitution and laws of the United States of America. This Code is to be interpreted in a manner that recognizes the Tribe’s intent to assert the fullest extent of its sovereign authority over the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
049-19 L&O CODE III Chapter 1 Title Authority & Policy – This code is adopted by the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council pursuant to Article VI, Section 1(i) and (j) of the Constitution of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
082-19 L&O CODE III Chapter 2 – Tribal Court System– The Tribal Council has created a Law & Order Code and other laws and ordinances to govern the conduct of people within the Tribe’s Reservation.
049-19 L&O CODE Chapter 3 – Civil Procedure – Except as otherwise provided by law, these rules shall govern the procedure in the Tribal and Appellate Courts of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in all actions, suits and proceedings of a civil nature, and in any other special proceedings established by this Chapter.
081-19 Law & Order Code Chapter 4 Criminal 09 06 19– This Chapter may be cited as the Criminal Code. This Chapter shall apply to all Indian persons violating its provisions within the exterior Reservation boundaries.
098-20 L&O CODE III Chapter 5 – Traffic 10 02 20– The purpose of this Chapter is to establish laws by which traffic-related activities shall be controlled in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, community members and visitors, and to maintain law and order on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
088-20 L&O CODE III Chapter 6 – Juvenile Justice 08 21 20– This Chapter is adopted by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council pursuant to Article VI(j) of the Constitution of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Article V of the By-Laws of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. It is the policy of the Tribe that: (A) the young people within the jurisdiction of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are the Tribe’s most important resource and their welfare is of paramount importance to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. (B) It is imperative that the young people within the jurisdiction of the Tribe receive the care and guidance needed to prepare them to take their places in adult society.
07-14 L&O CODE III Chapter 11 – Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act 01 71 14 – This Chapter shall be known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The intent of this Chapter is to implement the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and shall be interpreted liberally to comply with the terms and conditions of the Act as presently written or hereafter amended.
035-20 L&O CODE III Chapter 12 – Probate 03 06 20– The Tribal Council hereby declares that the policy of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is to encourage tribal members to plan for the transfer of their property upon their deaths by making wills, and to strengthen the Tribe’s self-governance by providing a means for probating estates in the Pyramid Lake Probate Court. The enactment of the Pyramid Lake Tribal Probate Code preempts the present usage of the Nevada Revised Statutes except as hereinafter specifically provided to the contrary and places jurisdiction of any and all probate matters concerning any person who is a member of, or eligible for enrollment in the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
123-21 Law & Order Code III Chapter 14 Repossession – Specifying the Rights and Remedies of Creditors and Debtors when a Debtor is in Default under a Security Agreement Notice of Debtor’s Right to Cure.
Law & Order Code Title III – Chapter 16 Medical Use of Marijuana – The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe possesses the sovereignty over both its members and territory, including the sovereign authority to regulate the use of medical and recreational marijuana, use and production of cannabis products for medical purposes requires the adoptions of a medical marijuana ordinance for the Tribe to authorize and regulate medical marijuana use within the reservation, and a medical marijuana ordinance is prerequisite for securing a compact with the state of Nevada.
078-20 L&O CODE III Chapter 17 – Business License and Permitting 08 07 20– This Chapter is adopted by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council, governing body of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. The provisions of this Chapter shall be construed in accordance with the fullest interpretation of the Tribe’s taxing and regulatory authority permitted by applicable laws, including those provisions within the Tribe’s Constitution and By-Laws. In the exercise of its inherent authorities, and pursuant to the Constitution, the Tribal Council finds it necessary to implement a system of business licensing and permitting for the conduct of business within the boundaries of the Reservation.
016-21 L&O CODE III Chapter 18 – Trust Lands Business Leasing 02 05 21– The purpose of this Ordinance is to implement the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act), codified at 25 U.S.C 415(h). The HEARTH Act removes the requirement of obtaining approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for certain leases of restricted Indian lands when an Indian Tribe executes a lease under tribal regulations approved by the Secretary of the Interior.
015-21 L&O CODE III Chapter 19 – Government Enterprises Formation & Oversight 02 05 21– This Act establishes Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Law for the establishment and regulation of activities of Government Enterprises and other government organizations for economic development purposes.
The introduction, possession and sale of liquor on Indian reservations have always been clearly recognized as matters of special concern to Indian tribes and to the United States Government. The control of liquor on reservations remains exclusively subject to their legislative enactments. Liquor Ordinance XXV