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TLOA Tribal Consultation on PL280 Concurrent Jurisdiction Provision

The Department of Justice intends to hold a formal consultation on implementation of Section 221 of the Tribal Law & Order Act, which permits an Indian tribe that is subject to Public Law 280 to request that the United States accept concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute violations of the General Crimes Act and the Major Crimes Act committed within that tribe’s Indian country.  The Department is considering federal regulations to implement Section 221. 

On the "Documents" tab of this website, you may access a copy of the draft regulations, entitled "PL280 Concurrent Jurisdiction Draft Regs," which would establish the framework and procedures for an eligible Indian tribe to request the assumption by the United States of concurrent Federal criminal jurisdiction within the Indian country of the tribe and would describe the process to be used by the Attorney General in deciding whether to consent to such a request.

Here are the details for the upcoming consultation:

Date: March 23, 2011

Location: Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Lodge and Convention Center

13767 West County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-5643

The facility is located approximately 90 miles from the Duluth, Minnesota airport.  The lodge is holding a block of 50 rooms under the name “The Office of Tribal Justice, Block #320”.   The group rate for lodging is $53.10 a night.

Those unable to attend the consultation may submit written comments to the following e-mail address:

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