Shelley kills bill reducing council comment period

Posted at: 08/10/2013 11:42 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4



Shelley kills bill reducing council comment period
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GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has vetoed a bill that would have reduced the comment period for resolutions newly introduced to the tribal council.
    
The Gallup Independent  says the bill also would have given the speaker power to move council meeting places.
    
The time period for public comment for newly introduced bills would have been cut from five days to four days.
    
Shelley says he's asking the council to continue discussing the comment period "in order to find a balance" to help government efficiency.
    
An amendment to the bill would have given the council speaker the authority to designate alternative meeting sites.
    
Shelly says he wants a cost analysis for moving meetings from Window Rock, even though most of the council meetings are webcast.

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