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TBIPAC 2004 Legislation

Tunica Biloxi Issues of Importance during the 2004 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature

Following are the major issues of interest for the Tunica Biloxi Tribe during the session:

House Bill 408 - by Representative Dan Flavin would have negatively impacted the ability of federally recognized tribes to enter into compacts with the State of Louisiana. This legislation would have required numerous public hearings and approval by several legislative committees for compacts between a sovereign Native American entity and the Chief Executive Officer of the State. It was an attempt to complicate and block future compacts. This legislation was defeated through the hard work of the Tunica Biloxi Political and Governmental Relations team.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 66 - by Senator Ellington would have recognized the Boeuf River Band of Cherokees as an Indian tribe. This was an effort to have the State of Louisiana officially recognize a group of individuals as an Indian Tribe without any review of history or criteria. This resolution was defeated by the Tunica Biloxi Political and Governmental Relations team on the grounds that such groups should seek federal recognition before requesting from the state. Federal guidelines and criteria are important requirements for such recognition.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 72 - by Senator Mount would have recognized the Louisiana Choctaw Turtle Tribe as an Indian tribe. This was an effort to have the State of Louisiana officially recognize a group of individuals as an Indian Tribe without any review of history or criteria. This resolution was defeated by the Tunica Biloxi Political and Governmental Relations team on the grounds that such groups should seek federal recognition before requesting from the state. Federal guidelines and criteria are important requirements for such recognition.

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