Fri Oct 5th, 2018
Tags: Criminal Code, James Washinawatok, Jamie Rivera, Legal Department, Marijuana, Notice of Revised Draft, Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Legal Department, Southern Ute Tribal Council, Tribal Member Comments
At the direction of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, the Tribe’s Legal Department is seeking comments on a revised draft Criminal Code, a copy can be seen here.
Deadline for submission of written comments: Please provide any written comments on the draft code by Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please submit your comments to James Washinawatok and Jamie Rivera, Legal Department, by one of the following methods:
Summary of draft code: In 1980, Tribal Council codified the current Criminal Code. Since then, various revisions have been adopted, but Council identified this Code as needing a complete revision. For example, under the current Code, a husband cannot be prosecuted for rape or sexual assault against his wife because the Code excludes applying those offenses to married couples. In revising the Code, the major differences between the existing Criminal Code are as follows:
The draft Code was developed by reference to other tribes’ similar codes and with participation by representatives from the Tribal Court, Department of Justice and Regulatory, and the Legal Department. The draft Criminal Code has been reviewed by the Tribal Council and authorized it for review and comment to the Tribe’s membership.
In reviewing the Code, Tribal Council is interested in hearing generally as to any comments that the membership may have, but also has been considering various policy questions and is interested in hearing from the membership on the following issues:
After the comment period, Tribal Council will review any comments and whether to incorporate any other revisions.
For further information contact: James Washinawatok or Jamie Rivera, Legal Department, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, P.O. Box 737, Ignacio, Colorado, 81137; telephone number (970) 563-2210 or 563-2141; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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