Navajo Nation Speaker Johnny Naize officially schedules special session for water rights settlement

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Speaker Naize officially schedules 
special session for water rights settlement

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A special session has been officially scheduled by Speaker Johnny Naize for July 5 at 10 a.m. at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers. On the tentative agenda are two legislations dealing with the water rights settlement.

Legislation No. 0230-12, sponsored by Speaker Johnny Naize, deals with the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River (LCR) Water Rights Settlement and Legislation No. 0149-12, sponsored by Council Delegate Katherine Benally, opposes S. 2109 and the accompanying house bill H.R. 4067.

The final council delegate signature to meet the thirteen signature requirement to call an official meeting was obtained this morning.

Pursuant to 2 N.N.C § 162 (B)(1), Speaker Naize can call a special council session “acting on written petition of a majority of all Council Delegates or request by message from the President.”

A special session was tentatively scheduled for June 27 but was cancelled by Speaker Johnny Naize due to a shortage of council delegate signatures on the petition.

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