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Order 2508, as amended, is further amended by the revision of the heading and text of section 18. As so revised, section 18 reads as follows:
Tribal ordinances, resolutions, constitutions, and charters. (a) The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary with respect to those matters set forth in subparagraphs (1) and (2), subject to the limitations set forth in subparagraphs (3) and (4), of this paragraph:
(1) Tribal ordinances and resolutions, and contracts, including expenditures under such contracts where approval of such expenditures is required, which are adopted, enacted, or negotiated by Indian tribal governing bodies pursuant to constitutions approved under section 16 or charters issued under section 17 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 25 U.S.C.,
1952 ed., secs. 461 et seq.), as amended, the Act of May 1, 1936 (49 Stat. 1250; 25 U.S.C., 1952 ed., sec. 473a), and the Act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1967; 25 U.S.C., 1952 ed., sec. 503), or pursuant to constitutions adopted and approved without regard to the provisions of these acts;
(2) Tribal ordinances relating to law and order adopted pursuant to 25 CFR 11.1(e).
(3) The Commissioner shall forward to the Secretary, with a recommendation, ordinances, resolutions, or contracts which, in the opinion of the Commissioner are: Inconsistent with an act of Congress or with a treaty or with the tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance, nance, resolution, or contract was adopted, enacted, or negotiated; or should be disapproved or rescinded for any other reason.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 25 of this Order, the Commissioner shall not redelegate the authority granted in this paragraph to any officer or employee who pursuant to a tribal constitution or charter passes upon ordinances, resolutions, or contracts.
(b) The Commissioner may exercise the authority of the Secretary with respect to the calling and conducting of elections or referendums for the adoption or amendment of constitutions and charters and the calling and conducting of other elections or referendums as prescribed in tribal organic documents.
STEWART L. UDALL,
Secretary of the Interior.