Tohono O'odham Legislative BranchWelcome
Tohono O'odham Code
Representatives and Committees
Contact Us


  • Public Notice - Notice of Public Comment Period for the Suspension of Ordinance No. 32, 19 Tohono O'odham Code Chapter 4, Article 1 - Nonmember Hunting Permits

  • Public Notice - Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Residential Land Lease Law and Amendments to Nation's Housing Code.

    The Housing Committee will be hosting the following four public hearings:
    • February 26, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Pisinemo District recreation center
    • March 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Legislative Council chambers
    • March 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Gu Achi District multi-purpose building
    • March 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Hickiwan District recreation center

  • UPDATED - Public Notice - Notice of Public Meetings on proposed referendum, "Upholding Integrity in Tribal Leadership: Felony Disqualification Referendum."

  • January 6, 2015 Letter from Domestic Affairs and Rules Committees to Tohono O'odham Nation District Councils and Members regarding Regional Reference Transfers Not Currently Authorized.

  • Public Notice - Opportunity for Comment on Proposed Speeding Law.

  • Public Notice - Appointments to Nation's TERO Commission.

  • The Rules of Criminal and Traffic Procedure Rule 3 Appointment of Attorney; Duties of Legal Counsel; Withdrawal. and 4.2 Initial Appearance; Waiver of Separate Arraignment Date; Obligation of Nation to Inform of Sentencing Intentions were amended pursuant to Administrative Order 2013-04 effective October 25, 2013 to comply with the amendments to 6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1108

  • Notice of Vacancy on the Tohono O'odham Ki:Ki Association Board of Directors.

  • The Tohono O'odham Judiciary Committee is now accepting applications for Tohono O'odham Nation Judicial Court judge. Please click on link for description.

The Legislative Council is composed of 24 Legislative Council representatives, including two from each of the Nation's 12 districts. Two representatives are elected from within the Council to serve two-year terms as the Council chairperson and vice-chairperson. The remaining representatives each serve on three of the Legislative Council's 12 standing committees. The Council is governed by the Legislative Rules of the Tohono O'odham Legislative Council.

Laws Enacted or Amended 2013-2015 Session
  • Enrollment Ordinance amendment, 14 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Article II, Section 1(C), (extending terms of Enrollment Committee members from three years to five years), effective October 17, 2014
  • Gaming Revenue Formula Allocation amendments, 26 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Article 3 (amendments extended for two years), effective August 2014
  • Amendment to Creation of the Hia-Ced District ordinance, 27 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (to add Section 1111 - Chapter Not Severable) effective June 11, 2014
  • Courts and Procedures amendments,6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1103(B) (qualifications for judges in holdover status), Section 1205 (amending compensation for pro tempore judges), Section 1210(A) (amending court fees exemption), Section 1211(A) and (B) (deleting jury fee costs for civil trials), and technical amendments to Section 1207(B), Section 1208, and Section 1209(B) effective June 11, 2014
  • Amendment to Criminal Code, 7 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (enacting Section 10.22 - Bank Records) effective June 9, 2014
  • Election amendment, 12 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (extending Article X subsections 11002(B)-(D) removal provisions adopted by Res. No. 13-170 to June 1, 2016) effective May 15, 2014
  • Tohono O'odham Farming Authority,2 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (board composition amendments), enacted April 16, 2014
  • Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance amendments, 13 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (separation of duties amendments), enacted March 12, 2014
  • Criminal Code amendment,6 T.O.C. Chapter 1, Section 1.11 Penalties and Remedies (to add maximum sentencing limitations), effective October 3, 2013
  • Courts and Procedures amendments,6 T.O.C. Chapter 1 (right to counsel and judges' qualifications amendments), effective October 3, 2013
  • Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance amendments and codification, 13 T.O.C. Chapter 1, effective September 23, 2013
  • Elections amendments and codification, 12 T.O.C. Chapter 1, effective August 19, 2013
  • Economic Development Authority, 10 T.O.C. Chapter 1, was amended effective August 8, 2013

Tohono O'odham Legislative Branch, P.O. Box 837, Sells, Arizona 85634, 520-383-2470 Phone, 520-383-2479 Fax