HB 63 (BR 254) - R. Meeks, F. Steele
AN ACT relating to recognition of American Indian tribes.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 171 to allow a group desiring to be formally recognized as an American Indian tribe to submit a petition to the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission; provide criteria that shall be met to be recognized as an American Indian tribe; authorize the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission to approve petitions submitted for recognition; provide approved petitions to the Governor and, if the Governor accepts the recommendation, provide for issuance of an executive order recognizing the approved group; require the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission to promulgate administrative regulations identifying the procedures to be followed in submitting a petition and appealing and decision of the commission.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to State Government (H)
Feb 3-posted in committee
Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 82-17; received in Senate
Feb 23-to State & Local Government (S)