Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bill currently going through the CA Legislature

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares the
following:
(a) The State of California has government-to-government relationships with federally recognized Indian tribes located within the territory of the State of California. These relationships require the state to respect, and to not interfere with, the internal political affairs of these Indian tribes, including disputes concerning an individual's membership in a tribe.
(b) The civil-regulatory laws of the State of California generally do not extend to Indian lands located within the State of California.
(c) It would serve the public interest, and the interest of some Indian tribes, to authorize the State of California and its political subdivisions to enforce the state's trespass laws on Indian land.

for more infor:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_331&sess=CUR&house=B&author=romero