North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control Statute, 77372-77374 [2015-31311]

Download as PDF 77372 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 239 / Monday, December 14, 2015 / Notices office that provides your service. The information water users submit is for the purpose of obtaining or retaining a benefit, namely irrigation water. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Water users of BIA irrigation project—individual and businesses. Number of Respondents: 6,539 per year. Number of Responses: 27,075 per year. Estimated Time per Response: A range of 18 minutes to 6 hours, depending on the specific service being requested. Frequency of Response: On occasion through the irrigation season, averaging approximately two times per year. Obligation to respond: Responses are required to receive or maintain a benefit. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 14,059 hours. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. Dated: December 3, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–31343 Filed 12–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P ARTICLE ONE INTRODUCTION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control Statute Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the liquor control statute of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. The liquor control statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. DATES: This code shall become effective December 14, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Harley Long, Tribal Government Officer, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, Telephone: (916) 978–6000, Fax: (916) 978–6099; or Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–4513–MIB, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: (202) 513–7641. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 11, 2015 Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953, Pub. Law 83–277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of the Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice of adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor transactions in Indian country. The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Tribal Council duly adopted the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Ordinance on July 07, 2014. This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. I certify that the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Tribal Council duly adopted by Resolution the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control Statute by Resolution No. 14–32 dated July 07, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 238001 Section 1. Authority This Statute is enacted pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953 (Pub. L. 83– 277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161) and by powers vested in the Tribal Council of the North Fork Rancheria (‘‘Tribal Council’’) to develop, adopt and enforce statutes as authorized under Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution of the North Fork Rancheria, adopted May 18, 1996. Section 2. Purpose The purpose of this Statute is to regulate and control the possession, sale, manufacture and distribution of liquor within Tribal Trust Lands, in order to permit alcohol sales by tribally owned and operated enterprises and private lessees, and at tribally approved special events. Enactment of a liquor control statute will help provide a source of revenue for the continued operation of the tribal government, the delivery of governmental services, and the economic viability of tribal enterprises. Section 3. Short Title This Statute shall be known and cited as the ‘‘Liquor Control Statute.’’ Section 4. Jurisdiction This Statute shall apply to all lands now or in the future under the governmental authority of the Tribe, including Tribal Trust Lands. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 5. Application of 18 U.S.C. 1161 By adopting this Statute, the Tribe hereby regulates the sale, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of liquor while ensuring that such activity conforms with all applicable laws of the State of California as required by 18 U.S.C. § 1161 and the United States. Section 6. Declaration of Public Policy; Findings The Tribal Council enacts this Statute, based upon the following findings: (a) The distribution, possession, consumption and sale of liquor on the Tribe’s Reservation is a matter of special concern to the Tribe. (b) The Tribe is the beneficial owner of Tribal Trust Lands, upon which the Tribe plans to construct and operate a gaming facility and related entertainment and lodging facilities. (c) The Tribe’s gaming facility will serve as an integral and indispensable part of the Tribe’s economy, providing revenue to the Tribe’s government and employment to tribal citizens and others in the local community. (d) Federal law, as codified at 18 U.S.C. 1154 and 1161, currently prohibits the introduction of liquor into Indian country, except in accordance with State law and the duly enacted law of the Tribe. (e) The Tribe recognizes the need for strict control and regulation of liquor transactions on Tribal Trust Lands because of potential problems associated with the unregulated or inadequate regulated sale, possession, distribution, and consumption of liquor. (f) Regulating the possession, sale, distribution and manufacture of liquor within Tribal Trust Lands is also consistent with the Tribe’s interest in ensuring the peace, safety, health, and general welfare of the Tribe and its citizens. (g) Tribal control and regulation of liquor on Tribal Trust Lands is consistent with the Tribe’s custom and tradition of controlling the possession and consumption of liquor on tribal lands and at tribal events. (h) The purchase, distribution, and sale of liquor on Tribal Trust Lands shall take place only at duly licensed (i) tribally owned enterprises, (ii) other enterprises operating pursuant to a lease with the Tribe, and (iii) triballysanctioned events. (i) The sale or other commercial manufacture or distribution of liquor on Tribal Trust Lands, other than sales, manufacture, and distributions made in strict compliance with this Statute, is detrimental to the health, safety, and E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 239 / Monday, December 14, 2015 / Notices conformity with the laws of the State and are made pursuant to a license issued by the Tribe. general welfare of the citizens of the Tribe, and is prohibited. ARTICLE TWO DEFINITIONS Section 1. Definitions As used in this Statute, the terms below are defined as follows: (a) Alcohol means ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirit of wine, in any form, and regardless of source or the process used for its production. (b) Alcoholic beverage means all alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer and any liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, or beer, and which contains one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume and that is fit for human consumption, either alone or when diluted, mixed, or combined with any other substance(s). (c) Compact means the Tribal-State compact between the State and the Tribe that governs the conduct of class III gaming activities on that portion of the Tribal Trust Lands recognized as ‘‘Indian lands’’ pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. (d) License means, unless otherwise stated, a license issued by the Tribe in accordance with this Statute. (e) Liquor means any alcoholic beverage, as defined under this Section. (f) Person means any individual or entity, whether Indian or non-Indian, receiver, assignee, trustee in bankruptcy, trust, estate, firm, corporation, partnership, joint corporation, association, society, or any group of individuals acting as a unit, whether mutual, cooperative, fraternal, non-profit or otherwise, and any other Indian tribe, band or group. The term shall also include the businesses of the Tribe. (g) Sale and sell means the transfer for consideration of any kind, including by exchange or barter. (h) State means the State of California. (i) Tribal Trust Lands means and includes all lands held by the United States in trust for the Tribe now or in the future. ARTICLE THREE LIQUOR SALES, POSSESSION, & MANUFACTURE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 1. Possession of Alcohol The introduction and possession of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful within Tribal Trust Lands; provided that such introduction or possession is in conformity with the laws of the State. Section 2. Retail Sales of Alcohol The sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful within Tribal Trust Lands; provided that such sales are in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 11, 2015 Jkt 238001 Section 3. Manufacture of Alcohol The manufacture of beer and wine shall be lawful within Tribal Trust Lands, provided that such manufacture is in conformity with the laws of the State and pursuant to a license issued by the Tribe. Section 4. Age Limits The legal age for possession or consumption of alcohol within Tribal Trust Lands shall be the same as that of the State, which is currently 21 years. No person under the age of 21 years shall purchase, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage. If there is any conflict between State law and the terms of the Compact regarding the age limits for alcohol possession or consumption, the age limits in the Compact shall govern for purposes of this Statute. ARTICLE FOUR LICENSING Section 1. Licensing The Tribal Council shall have the power to establish procedures and standards for tribal licensing of liquor sales within Tribal Trust Lands, including the setting of a license fee schedule, and shall have the power to publish and enforce such standards; provided that no tribal license shall issue except upon showing of satisfactory proof that the applicant is duly licensed by the State. The fact that an applicant for a tribal license possesses a license issued by the State shall not provide the applicant with an entitlement to a tribal license. The Tribal Council may in its discretion set standards which are more, but in no case less, stringent than those of the State. ARTICLE FIVE ENFORCEMENT Section 1. Enforcement The Tribal Council shall have the power to develop, enact, promulgate, and enforce regulations as necessary for the enforcement of this Statute and to protect the public health, welfare, and safety of the Tribe, provided that all such regulations shall conform to and not be in conflict with any applicable tribal, Federal, or State law. Regulations enacted pursuant to this Statute may include provisions for suspension or revocation of tribal liquor licenses, reasonable search and seizure provisions, and civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Statute to the full extent permitted by Federal law and consistent with due process. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77373 Tribal law enforcement personnel and security personnel duly authorized by the Tribal Council shall have the authority to enforce this Statute by confiscating any liquor sold, possessed, distributed, manufactured, or introduced within Tribal Trust Lands in violation of this Statute or of any regulations duly adopted pursuant to this Statute. The Tribal Council shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to hold hearings on violations of this Statute and any procedures or regulations adopted pursuant to this Statute; to promulgate appropriate procedures governing such hearings; to determine and enforce penalties or damages for violations of this Statute; and to delegate to a subordinate hearing officer or panel the authority to take any or all of the foregoing actions on its behalf. ARTICLE SIX TAXES Section 1. Taxation Nothing contained in this Statute is intended to, nor does in any way, limit or restrict the Tribe’s ability to impose any tax upon the sale or consumption of alcohol. The Tribe retains the right to impose such taxes by appropriate statute to the full extent permitted by Federal law. ARTICLE SEVEN MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Section 1. Sovereign Immunity Preserved Nothing contained in this Statute is intended to, nor does in any way, limit, alter, restrict, or waive the sovereign immunity of the Tribe or any of its agencies, agents or officials from unconsented suit or action of any kind. Section 2. Conformance with Applicable Laws All acts and transactions under this Statute shall be in conformity with the Compact and laws of the State to the extent required by 18 U.S.C. 1161 and with all Federal laws regarding alcohol in Indian Country. Section 3. Effective Date This Statute shall be effective as of the date on which the Secretary of the Interior certifies this Statute and publishes the same in the Federal Register. Section 4. Repeal of Prior Acts All prior enactments of the Tribal Council, including tribal resolutions, policies, regulations, or statutes pertaining to the subject matter set forth in this Statute are hereby rescinded. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 77374 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 239 / Monday, December 14, 2015 / Notices Section 5. Amendments This Statute may only be amended pursuant to an amendment duly enacted by the Tribal Council and certification by the Secretary of the Interior and publication in the Federal Register, if required. Section 6. Severability and Savings Clause If any part or provision of this Statute is held invalid, void, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such adjudication shall not be held to render such provisions inapplicable to other persons or circumstances. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control 
Statute

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the liquor control statute of the North 
Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. The liquor control 
statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and 
distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of 
California for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues.

DATES: This code shall become effective December 14, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Harley Long, Tribal Government 
Officer, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, Telephone: (916) 978-6000, 
Fax: (916) 978-6099; or Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of 
Tribal Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4513-MIB, Washington, DC 20240, 
Telephone: (202) 513-7641.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953, Pub. 
Law 83-277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the Supreme 
Court in Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of the 
Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice of 
adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor 
transactions in Indian country. The North Fork Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California Tribal Council duly adopted the North Fork 
Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Ordinance on July 07, 
2014.
    This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated 
by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs. I certify that the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California Tribal Council duly adopted by Resolution the North Fork 
Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control Statute by 
Resolution No. 14-32 dated July 07, 2014.

    Dated: December 3, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.

ARTICLE ONE INTRODUCTION

Section 1. Authority
    This Statute is enacted pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953 
(Pub. L. 83-277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161) and by powers vested in 
the Tribal Council of the North Fork Rancheria (``Tribal Council'') to 
develop, adopt and enforce statutes as authorized under Article VI, 
Section 1 of the Constitution of the North Fork Rancheria, adopted May 
18, 1996.
Section 2. Purpose
    The purpose of this Statute is to regulate and control the 
possession, sale, manufacture and distribution of liquor within Tribal 
Trust Lands, in order to permit alcohol sales by tribally owned and 
operated enterprises and private lessees, and at tribally approved 
special events. Enactment of a liquor control statute will help provide 
a source of revenue for the continued operation of the tribal 
government, the delivery of governmental services, and the economic 
viability of tribal enterprises.
Section 3. Short Title
    This Statute shall be known and cited as the ``Liquor Control 
Statute.''
Section 4. Jurisdiction
    This Statute shall apply to all lands now or in the future under 
the governmental authority of the Tribe, including Tribal Trust Lands.
Section 5. Application of 18 U.S.C. 1161
    By adopting this Statute, the Tribe hereby regulates the sale, 
manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of liquor while ensuring 
that such activity conforms with all applicable laws of the State of 
California as required by 18 U.S.C. Sec.  1161 and the United States.
Section 6. Declaration of Public Policy; Findings
    The Tribal Council enacts this Statute, based upon the following 
findings:
    (a) The distribution, possession, consumption and sale of liquor on 
the Tribe's Reservation is a matter of special concern to the Tribe.
    (b) The Tribe is the beneficial owner of Tribal Trust Lands, upon 
which the Tribe plans to construct and operate a gaming facility and 
related entertainment and lodging facilities.
    (c) The Tribe's gaming facility will serve as an integral and 
indispensable part of the Tribe's economy, providing revenue to the 
Tribe's government and employment to tribal citizens and others in the 
local community.
    (d) Federal law, as codified at 18 U.S.C. 1154 and 1161, currently 
prohibits the introduction of liquor into Indian country, except in 
accordance with State law and the duly enacted law of the Tribe.
    (e) The Tribe recognizes the need for strict control and regulation 
of liquor transactions on Tribal Trust Lands because of potential 
problems associated with the unregulated or inadequate regulated sale, 
possession, distribution, and consumption of liquor.
    (f) Regulating the possession, sale, distribution and manufacture 
of liquor within Tribal Trust Lands is also consistent with the Tribe's 
interest in ensuring the peace, safety, health, and general welfare of 
the Tribe and its citizens.
    (g) Tribal control and regulation of liquor on Tribal Trust Lands 
is consistent with the Tribe's custom and tradition of controlling the 
possession and consumption of liquor on tribal lands and at tribal 
events.
    (h) The purchase, distribution, and sale of liquor on Tribal Trust 
Lands shall take place only at duly licensed (i) tribally owned 
enterprises, (ii) other enterprises operating pursuant to a lease with 
the Tribe, and (iii) tribally-sanctioned events.
    (i) The sale or other commercial manufacture or distribution of 
liquor on Tribal Trust Lands, other than sales, manufacture, and 
distributions made in strict compliance with this Statute, is 
detrimental to the health, safety, and

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general welfare of the citizens of the Tribe, and is prohibited.

ARTICLE TWO DEFINITIONS

Section 1. Definitions
    As used in this Statute, the terms below are defined as follows:
    (a) Alcohol means ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirit 
of wine, in any form, and regardless of source or the process used for 
its production.
    (b) Alcoholic beverage means all alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, 
beer and any liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, 
or beer, and which contains one-half of one percent or more of alcohol 
by volume and that is fit for human consumption, either alone or when 
diluted, mixed, or combined with any other substance(s).
    (c) Compact means the Tribal-State compact between the State and 
the Tribe that governs the conduct of class III gaming activities on 
that portion of the Tribal Trust Lands recognized as ``Indian lands'' 
pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq.
    (d) License means, unless otherwise stated, a license issued by the 
Tribe in accordance with this Statute.
    (e) Liquor means any alcoholic beverage, as defined under this 
Section.
    (f) Person means any individual or entity, whether Indian or non-
Indian, receiver, assignee, trustee in bankruptcy, trust, estate, firm, 
corporation, partnership, joint corporation, association, society, or 
any group of individuals acting as a unit, whether mutual, cooperative, 
fraternal, non-profit or otherwise, and any other Indian tribe, band or 
group. The term shall also include the businesses of the Tribe.
    (g) Sale and sell means the transfer for consideration of any kind, 
including by exchange or barter.
    (h) State means the State of California.
    (i) Tribal Trust Lands means and includes all lands held by the 
United States in trust for the Tribe now or in the future.

ARTICLE THREE LIQUOR SALES, POSSESSION, & MANUFACTURE

Section 1. Possession of Alcohol
    The introduction and possession of alcoholic beverages shall be 
lawful within Tribal Trust Lands; provided that such introduction or 
possession is in conformity with the laws of the State.
Section 2. Retail Sales of Alcohol
    The sale of alcoholic beverages shall be lawful within Tribal Trust 
Lands; provided that such sales are in conformity with the laws of the 
State and are made pursuant to a license issued by the Tribe.
Section 3. Manufacture of Alcohol
    The manufacture of beer and wine shall be lawful within Tribal 
Trust Lands, provided that such manufacture is in conformity with the 
laws of the State and pursuant to a license issued by the Tribe.
Section 4. Age Limits
    The legal age for possession or consumption of alcohol within 
Tribal Trust Lands shall be the same as that of the State, which is 
currently 21 years. No person under the age of 21 years shall purchase, 
possess or consume any alcoholic beverage. If there is any conflict 
between State law and the terms of the Compact regarding the age limits 
for alcohol possession or consumption, the age limits in the Compact 
shall govern for purposes of this Statute.

ARTICLE FOUR LICENSING

Section 1. Licensing
    The Tribal Council shall have the power to establish procedures and 
standards for tribal licensing of liquor sales within Tribal Trust 
Lands, including the setting of a license fee schedule, and shall have 
the power to publish and enforce such standards; provided that no 
tribal license shall issue except upon showing of satisfactory proof 
that the applicant is duly licensed by the State. The fact that an 
applicant for a tribal license possesses a license issued by the State 
shall not provide the applicant with an entitlement to a tribal 
license. The Tribal Council may in its discretion set standards which 
are more, but in no case less, stringent than those of the State.

ARTICLE FIVE ENFORCEMENT

Section 1. Enforcement
    The Tribal Council shall have the power to develop, enact, 
promulgate, and enforce regulations as necessary for the enforcement of 
this Statute and to protect the public health, welfare, and safety of 
the Tribe, provided that all such regulations shall conform to and not 
be in conflict with any applicable tribal, Federal, or State law. 
Regulations enacted pursuant to this Statute may include provisions for 
suspension or revocation of tribal liquor licenses, reasonable search 
and seizure provisions, and civil and criminal penalties for violations 
of this Statute to the full extent permitted by Federal law and 
consistent with due process.
    Tribal law enforcement personnel and security personnel duly 
authorized by the Tribal Council shall have the authority to enforce 
this Statute by confiscating any liquor sold, possessed, distributed, 
manufactured, or introduced within Tribal Trust Lands in violation of 
this Statute or of any regulations duly adopted pursuant to this 
Statute.
    The Tribal Council shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to hold 
hearings on violations of this Statute and any procedures or 
regulations adopted pursuant to this Statute; to promulgate appropriate 
procedures governing such hearings; to determine and enforce penalties 
or damages for violations of this Statute; and to delegate to a 
subordinate hearing officer or panel the authority to take any or all 
of the foregoing actions on its behalf.

ARTICLE SIX TAXES

Section 1. Taxation
    Nothing contained in this Statute is intended to, nor does in any 
way, limit or restrict the Tribe's ability to impose any tax upon the 
sale or consumption of alcohol. The Tribe retains the right to impose 
such taxes by appropriate statute to the full extent permitted by 
Federal law.

ARTICLE SEVEN MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Section 1. Sovereign Immunity Preserved
    Nothing contained in this Statute is intended to, nor does in any 
way, limit, alter, restrict, or waive the sovereign immunity of the 
Tribe or any of its agencies, agents or officials from unconsented suit 
or action of any kind.
Section 2. Conformance with Applicable Laws
    All acts and transactions under this Statute shall be in conformity 
with the Compact and laws of the State to the extent required by 18 
U.S.C. 1161 and with all Federal laws regarding alcohol in Indian 
Country.
Section 3. Effective Date
    This Statute shall be effective as of the date on which the 
Secretary of the Interior certifies this Statute and publishes the same 
in the Federal Register.
Section 4. Repeal of Prior Acts
    All prior enactments of the Tribal Council, including tribal 
resolutions, policies, regulations, or statutes pertaining to the 
subject matter set forth in this Statute are hereby rescinded.

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Section 5. Amendments
    This Statute may only be amended pursuant to an amendment duly 
enacted by the Tribal Council and certification by the Secretary of the 
Interior and publication in the Federal Register, if required.
Section 6. Severability and Savings Clause
    If any part or provision of this Statute is held invalid, void, or 
unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such adjudication 
shall not be held to render such provisions inapplicable to other 
persons or circumstances. Further, the remainder of the Statute shall 
not be affected and shall continue to remain in full force and effect.

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