2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 74. State Government
§74-1222. Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations.

74 OK Stat § 74-1222 (2014) What's This?

A. There is hereby created the "Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations". The Committee shall be responsible for overseeing and approving agreements between tribal governments and the State of Oklahoma. The Committee shall consist of ten (10) members, to be appointed as follows:

1. Five members of the Senate to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and

2. Five members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. The chairman and vice-chairman of the Committee shall be designated from the membership of the Committee by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate as provided for in this subsection. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall designate the initial chairman who shall serve until the convening of the First Regular Session of the 44th Oklahoma Legislature. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate the initial vice-chairman who shall serve until the convening of the First Regular Session of the 44th Oklahoma Legislature. Thereafter, the chairmanship shall alternate every two (2) years between the House of Representatives and the Senate, beginning with the convening of the First Regular Session of the Legislature.

C. All members of the Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

D. All actions of the Committee shall require a quorum which shall be defined as a majority of the members appointed. Approval of any agreement pursuant to Section 1221 of this title by the Committee shall be determined by a majority of the quorum present.

E. Staff for the Committee shall be provided by the House of Representatives and Senate from their existing staff.

Added by Laws 1988, c. 160, § 2. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 296, § 2, emerg. eff. May 24, 1989; Laws 1991, c. 202, § 4, emerg. eff. May 17, 1991.

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