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SENATE BILL NO. 310
INTRODUCED BY L. WHITFORD
AN ACT REVISING LAWS RELATED TO CRIMINAL JURISDICTION ON THE FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION; REQUIRING NOTIFICATION TO THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL GOVERNMENT; AMENDING SECTION 2-1-306, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 2-1-306, MCA, is amended to read:
"2-1-306. Withdrawal of consent to state jurisdiction. (1) No sooner than 6 months after April 24, 1993, and after consulting with local government officials concerning implementation, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes may, by tribal resolution, withdraw consent to be subject to the criminal misdemeanor jurisdiction of the state of Montana. Within 6 months after receipt of the resolution, the governor shall issue a proclamation to that effect.
(2) The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes may, by separate resolution, withdraw consent to be subject to those areas of civil jurisdiction of the state of Montana that are delineated in tribal ordinance 40-A (revised and enacted May 5, 1965). The withdrawal is limited to those delineated areas of civil jurisdiction agreed upon in writing by the governor after consultation with the attorney general and officials of affected local governments. The tribes shall initiate this process by sending a certified letter to the governor. After consultation and execution of a written agreement between the governor and the tribes, the agreed-upon civil areas must be incorporated into a tribal resolution to be enacted by the tribes. Within 6 months after receipt of the tribal resolution, the governor shall issue a proclamation to that effect that reflects the terms of the written agreement.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not alter the existing jurisdiction or authority of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes or the state of Montana, except as expressly provided for in subsections (1) and (2)."
Section 2. Notification to tribal government. The secretary of state shall send a copy of [this act] to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal government.
Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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