Each year our Full Board of Directors pass resolutions that will govern the direction of Tanana Chiefs Conference and it’s employees through the coming year. TCC resolutions pertain to issues ranging from technology, infrastructure, employment, health, Tribes, language, funding, natural resources, and subsistence.
Resolution Committee Rules
2015 Resolutions Committee Members:
- Yukon Tanana Subregion
- Upper Kuskokwim Subregion
- Yukon Flats Subregion
- Lower Yukon Subregion
- Yukon Koyukuk Subregion
- Upper Tanana Subregion
TCC Resolution Committee Staff:
RULE 1: SCOPE OF RULES
These rules, adopted by the Resolutions Committee and reported to the TCC Board of Directors, shall govern the procedures for consideration of resolutions for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors for Tanana Chiefs Conference.
RULE 2: CHOOSING THE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CHAIR
During the Subregional Board meetings on March 13th and 14th, each Subregion shall select among their delegates a representative to serve on the Resolutions Committee. The Committee shall decide among themselves who the Chair shall be at the meeting of the Resolutions Committee, Monday, March 16th at 5:00 P.M. in the TCC 6th Floor Boardroom.
RULE 3: RESOLUTION COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Resolutions Committee shall meet in the 6th Floor TCC Boardroom at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, March 16th
RULE 4: REVIEW AND REFERRAL BY COMMITTEE
The Resolutions Committee shall review all resolutions submitted by 5 P.M on Monday March 16th.
The Committee shall refer properly sponsored resolutions to the Full Board of Directors for consideration.
Authorized sponsors of resolutions are: Tribal Councils, Member Organizations, Delegates, and Alternate Delegates in the absence of the Primary Delegate, the Executive Board, Subregional Boards, the Resolutions Committee, Denakkanaaga, or the Youth Convention.
All resolutions shall indicate the sponsor.
The Committee shall not forward any resolutions that include personnel issues naming individuals.
The Committee may format resolutions, request staff comment, correct grammatical and punctuation errors, and combine resolutions that are duplicative or similar in nature after checking with sponsors when feasible, prior to referral.
Whenever a resolution requires a funding from TCC the following wording will be included in the resolved of the resolution, “subject to the availability of funds”.
The Committee may not table resolutions or make referrals to other Boards or Entities.
RULE 5: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS TO THE FULL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Resolutions may be submitted to the Resolutions Committee up to 5 PM of Monday March 16th, for inclusion into the packet of resolutions to be forwarded to the Board of Directors.
Resolutions that were not submitted prior to the 5 PM of Monday 16th deadline, may be submitted by Delegates to the floor of the Convention by a 2/3 vote to suspend the rules under Roberts Rules of Order, after consideration of all other resolutions forwarded to the Full Board by the Resolutions Committee. Whenever practicable, persons submitting resolutions from the floor shall submit them to TCC staff to make copies for distribution to the delegates prior to introduction.
RULE 6: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS BY FULL BOARD
The TCC Chairman of the Board or his designee shall present all referred resolutions to the Full Board for consideration, by reading the title and resolve of all resolutions out loud.
During the reading of titles and resolves, any Director of the Full Board of TCC or Officer of TCC may request removal of a resolution for individual debate and consideration. The Chairman or his designee shall invite Directors to request withholding of any previously read resolutions upon concluding the reading of the resolutions.
The Full Board shall adopt all resolutions not withheld by unanimous consent.
The Chairman shall then present withheld resolutions for debate and consideration by the Board. During such consideration, the Full Board may take action as permitted under Robert’s Rules of Order, or may refer a resolution to the Executive Board for their consideration or delegation to one of their committees, or to a Subregional Board.