The Second Osage Nation Congress is meeting for its Fifth Special Session starting at 10 a.m. Monday Jan. 24 in the Congressional Chambers.
The Congress is slated to consider at least six items during the special session including fiscal year 2011 budget modifications; policies and procedures for the Nation’s Office of Fiscal Performance and Review; a communication protocol between the Congress and Principal Chief John Red Eagle’s office; and a Congressional confirmation of Jeff Jones for Attorney General.
Jones was sworn in Jan. 4 as the Nation’s first Attorney General in the reformed tribal government’s history. He was appointed to the position by Chief Red Eagle, but is also subject to Congressional confirmation, according to the bill creating the AG’s office (ONCA 10-84). The Attorney General’s term of service is four years and may serve multiple terms, according to the law.
On Monday, the following bills are slated for first reading:
ONCA 11-10: An act to provide a supplemental appropriation to the Judicial Branch for $2,022.
ONCA 11-11: An act to amend ONCA 07-30, which includes possible changes to the submission date of the annual plan and to require submission of an annual estimated range of distribution.
ONCA 11-12: A newer budget parameter act for the Nation. ONCA 11-14: An act to amend ONCA 10-97 to provide appropriation modifications to Crisis Assistance and Child Support Services.
ONCA 11-15: An act to amend ONCA 10-97 to provide a supplemental appropriation of $1,078 to Constituent Services.
ONCA 11-16: An act to provide a supplemental appropriation of $3,000 to Historic Preservation.
ONCA 11-17: An act to provide an appropriation modification to the Gaming Enterprise Board.