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  • The Legislative Branch is now accepting job applications for (1) Assistant Legislative Attorney and (2) Committee Staffer. Please note that the hyperlinks for job announcements and job application appear in blue.

  • Notice of Vacancies on the Miss Tohono O'odham Nation Committee

  • Notice of Vacancies on the Sherman Indian High School Board

  • Notice of 30-Day Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to the Charter of the Tohono O'odham Community College.

  • Judicial Branch - Pursuant to Administrative Order 2017-04, the Family Law Procedures, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Rules, Rules of Children's Court Civil, and Rules of Civil Procedure were amended effective October 2, 2017 and are published at 6 T.O.C. Chapter 3, Rules of Court.

  • Public Notice - Vacancy on the Tohono O'odham Nation's Election Board.

  • Notice of 30-Day Comment Period for Proposed Tow Truck Regulations and Requirements Law.

  • Notice of Judicial Court Administrative Order 2016-04, adopting the Rules of Civil Traffic Procedure, effective December 1, 2016.

  • Chief Judge Harvey's Memorandum dated July 11, 2016, Re: Administrative Order 2016-02 and Administrative Order 2016-03.

  • Notice of Judicial Court Administrative Order 2016-03, Rescission of Administrative Order 2016-02, effective July 15, 2016.

  • Notice of Judicial Court Administrative Order 2016-01, Inclusion of Fee Waivers in the General Rules of Practice as Rule 10.

  • Notice of Vacancies on the Tohono O'odham Nation TERO Commission.

  • Public Notice - Enactment of Resolution No. 15-148 - Nonmember Hunting Illegal.

  • The Tohono O'odham Judiciary Committee is now accepting applications for Tohono O'odham Nation Judicial Court judge. Please click on link for description and application.

The Legislative Council is composed of 22 Legislative Council representatives, including two from each of the Nation's 11 districts. Two representatives are elected from within the Council to serve two-year terms as the Council chairperson and vice-chairperson. The remaining representatives each serve on three of the Legislative Council's 12 standing committees. The Council is governed by the Legislative Rules of the Tohono O'odham Legislative Council.

Laws Enacted or Amended 2015-2017 Session
  • Appointed Officers Law, 1 T.O.C. Chapter 4, effective March 9, 2018.
  • Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise Charter amendments, 16 T.O.C. Chapter 2, effective September 25, 2017,
  • Gaming Revenue Distribution Formula amendments, 26 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Article 3, Section 1301(A) and (B), effective October 1, 2017.
  • Enrollment Ordinance amendments 14 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (to delete automatic hearing for membership applications that are recommended for rejection, amend sponsorship definition, identify confidential documents, and provide base roll additions process) effective May 15, 2017.
  • 4 T.O.C. Chapter 3 - Garnishment Law will become effective October 1, 2017.
  • Criminal Code amendment 7 T.O.C. Chapter 1 adopting amendment to Section 3.4 Criminal Trespass (to clarify that a Nation's member entering a district while banished and after receiving notice of the banishment may be prosecuted for Criminal Trespass) effective January 20, 2017.
  • General Welfare law amendments, 22 T.O.C. Chapter 3 (implements authority acknowledged by the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 and incorporates safe harbor rule), effective October 10, 2016.
  • Tohono O'odham Nursing Care Authority amendments, 17 T.O.C. Chapter 2, effective August 10, 2016.
  • Legislative Rules amendments; adopting May 2016 amendments (clarifying process for approving Legislative Council minutes), effective May 4, 2016.
  • Grants amendment, 26 T.O.C. Chapter 2, effective April 20, 2016.
  • Nation's Consent to Commercial Leases and Home Sites Allotments, 19 T.O.C. Chapter 6, effective April 8, 2016.
  • Courts and Procedures amendment, 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (new Section 1215 - Master Jury List), effective January 21, 2016.
  • Enrollment Ordinance amendments, 14 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (new Article X, Section 5 - Master Jury List and Section 6 - Notice of Address or Name Change), effective January 21, 2016.
  • Office of the Attorney General amendments, 20 T.O.C. Chapter 1, adopting December 2015 amendments (increasing from three to ten years the minimum years of experience in the practice of law required for the position of attorney general), effective December 16, 2015.
  • Voyeurism law, 7 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 9.15, "as an additional tool for protecting public safety" effective December 15, 2015.
  • Legislative Rules amendments, adopting October 2015 amendments; Article 1 (conforming amendments), Article III (new Section 3 - Announcements), Article V (summarized minutes), and Article IX (expedited resolutions) effective October 13, 2015
  • Nonmember Hunting Permits suspended, 19 T.O.C. Chapter 4, Article 1 (suspends Ordinance No. 32 and establishes moratorium on nonmember hunting through May 17, 2017) effective May 15, 2015

Tohono O'odham Legislative Branch, P.O. Box 837, Sells, Arizona 85634, 520-383-2470 Phone, 520-383-2479 Fax