House Bill 63

Last Action to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to recognition of American Indian tribes.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 254
Sponsors R. Meeks, F. Steele
Summary of Original Version 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.
Index Headings of Original Version Associations - American Indian tribes, recognition
Governor - American Indian tribes, recognition
Historical Affairs - American Indian tribes, recognition
Race Relations - American Indian tribes, recognition
Votes Vote History


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to State Government (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009
  • 3rd reading, passed 82-17
  • received in Senate
  • to State & Local Government (S)

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