Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2012, requires that, in establishing a government-to-government relationship with tribes, state officials and agencies must: make reasonable efforts to collaborate with tribes in developing policies and agreements and in implementing programs affecting tribes; develop a consultation process for issues involving tribes; designate a tribal liaison reporting to the head of the agency; ensure that tribal liaisons and agency directors receive training through GOIA or another provider that includes effective communication, collaboration, and cultural competency; and annually report to the Governor on activities involving tribes and implementation of these requirements. This act specifies the duties of tribal liaisons. At least annually, the Governor and other statewide elected officials must meet with tribal leaders to address issues of mutual concern. The Governor must maintain a publicly-available, updated list of tribal liaisons and tribal leaders with contact information
The vote was 44 in favor, 5 opposed and 0 not voting
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