Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Liquor Code, 16204-16207 [2016-06840]

Download as PDF 16204 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices Date Time (Local time zone) Location Friday, June 10, 2016 ..................... 9:00 am–1:00 pm .......................... The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City, One Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Meeting Room: Continental Room. Dated: March 22, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. certify that the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Tribal Council duly adopted the Yavapai-Apache Nation Liquor Cody by Resolution No. 147–15 on August 27, 2015. [FR Doc. 2016–06841 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P Dated: March 21, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs YAVAPAI-APACHE NATION LIQUOR CODE [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Liquor Code Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the liquor code of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation. The liquor code allows the Nation to govern, control and regulate liquor possession, distribution, sales, and service within the Nation’s reservation to serve the best interests of the Nation. DATES: This code shall become effective March 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlot Johnson, Tribal Government Services Officer, Western Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2600 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, Telephone: (602) 379–6786, Fax: (602) 379–4100; or 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, Public 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 Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation duly adopted Resolution 147–15 on August, 27, 2015. This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs. I asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 SECTION 101: TITLE This Liquor Code is adopted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation (‘‘YAN’’ or ‘‘Nation’’) and shall be known as the Yavapai-Apache Nation Liquor Code (referred to herein as ‘‘Liquor Code’’ or ‘‘Code’’). SECTION 102: FINDINGS The Tribal Council finds as follows: A. The introduction, possession, and sale of liquor in Indian Country is a matter of particular concern to Indian tribes and the United States. Consistent with the laws of the United States, the control of liquor on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation remains subject to the legislative enactments of the Nation in the exercise of its governmental powers over the Reservation. B. Federal law prohibits the introduction of liquor into Indian Country (18 U.S.C. § 1154), and authorizes tribal governments to decide when and to what extent liquor possession, sales, and service shall be permitted within their reservations (18 U.S.C. § 1161) in a manner deemed consistent with state liquor laws. C. The Tribal Council, as the governing body of the Nation under Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation (hereinafter ‘‘Tribal Council’’), has approved the issuance of liquor licenses in accordance with the liquor control laws of the state of Arizona. The limitation and regulation of liquor sales as provided in this Code will increase the Nation’s ability to control possession and distribution of liquor within the Nation’s Reservation. SECTION 103: AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE A. This Code is enacted under authority of the Act of August 15, 1953, 67 Stat. 586, (18 U.S.C. Section 1161) and under authority of the Constitution PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Yavapai-Apache Nation (‘‘YAN Constitution’’), which authorizes the Tribal Council to exercise the following powers relevant to the adoption of this Liquor Code: 1. YAN Constitution, Article V(a), ‘‘To represent the Tribe and act in all matters that concern the health and welfare of the Tribe, and to make decisions not inconsistent with or contrary to this constitution.’’ 2. YAN Constitution, Article V (o), to enact codes and ordinances governing law enforcement on lands within the jurisdiction of the Tribe.’’ 3. YAN Constitution, Article V (u), ‘‘To exercise civil jurisdiction over all tribal members and any non-member of the Tribe to the extent permitted by federal law.’’ 4. YAN Constitution, Article V (v), ‘‘To enact laws, ordinances and resolutions necessary or incidental to the exercise of its legislative powers.’’ B. This Liquor Code is adopted for the purpose of governing, controlling and regulating liquor possession, distribution, sales and service within the Nation’s reservation. SECTION 104: DEFINITIONS A. Unless otherwise required by the context in which it is used, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings. 1. ‘‘Alcohol’’ means the substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, ethanol, or spirits of wine, from whatever source or by whatever process produced, and includes ‘‘spirituous Liquor’’ as defined below under Section 104(A)(7). 2. ‘‘Alcoholic Beverage’’ is synonymous with the term ‘‘liquor’’ as defined in this Section 104. (4) below. 3. ‘‘Beer’’ means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation, infusion, or decoction of barley malt, hops, or other ingredients not drinkable, or any combination thereof. 4. ‘‘Liquor’’ or ‘‘Liquor Products’’ includes the four varieties of liquor herein defined (alcohol, spirituous liquor, wine, and beer) and means all fermented, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor, or a combination thereof, and mixed liquor, a part of which is fermented, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor or otherwise intoxicating in every liquid or solid or semi-solid or other substance patented or not containing alcohol, spirits, wine, or beer, and all E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES drinks of potable liquids and all preparations or mixtures capable of human consumption, and any liquid, semi-solid, solid, or other substance, which contains more than one-half of one percent (.5%) of alcohol by volume. 5. ‘‘Liquor License’’ means the Liquor License approved by the Tribal Council and issued by the state of Arizona upon application by the Nation to such Subordinate Economic Organization or Enterprise of the Nation as the Council may authorize by resolution to hold such license and exercise the rights and privileges thereunder. 6. ‘‘Sale’’ and ‘‘Sell’’ means any transaction that includes any exchange, barter, sale and traffic; and also includes the selling, supplying or distributing, by any means whatsoever, of liquor by any person to any other person. 7. ‘‘Spirituous Liquor’’, ‘‘Spirits’’, or ‘‘Distilled Spirits’’ includes alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, mescal, gin, wine, porter, ale, beer, any malt liquor or malt beverage, absinthe, a compound or mixture of any of them or of any of them with any vegetable or other substance, alcohol bitters, bitters containing alcohol, any liquid mixture or preparation, whether patented or otherwise, which, when consumed in sufficient quantities, produces intoxication to any degree, fruits preserved in ardent spirits, and beverages containing more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume, and including wines exceeding twentyfour percent (24%) of alcohol by volume. 8. ‘‘Wine’’ means the product obtained by the fermentation of grapes or other agricultural products containing natural or added sugar or any such alcoholic beverage fortified with grape brandy and containing not more than twenty-four percent (24%) of alcohol by volume, including sweet wines fortified with wine spirits, such as port, sherry, muscatel, and angelica, not exceeding twenty-four percent (24%) of alcohol by volume. SECTION 105: JURISDICTION In accordance with the law of the United States as set out at 18 U.S.C. 1161, the Nation asserts its jurisdiction to control and regulate liquor sales and service within the boundaries of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation. For purposes of this Liquor Code ‘‘Reservation’’ or ‘‘Jurisdiction’’ means those lands within the exterior boundaries of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, any lands that are held in trust by the United States of America for the benefit of the Yavapai-Apache Nation or any of its members, both now and in the future, any other Yavapai-Apache VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Nation land constituting ‘‘Indian Country’’ within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 1151 or any successor provision, and all lands falling within the Nation’s Jurisdiction as provided under Article I of the Constitution of the YavapaiApache Nation as approved by the United states Secretary of Interior on April 13, 1992. SECTION 106: CONFORMITY WITH STATE LAW A. Authorized liquor sales and service within the Nation’s Reservation and Jurisdiction shall comply with the State of Arizona’s liquor laws to the extent required by 18 U.S.C. 1161 and other applicable law of the United States. B. The Nation’s Attorney General shall ensure that all liquor license requirements under this Code and under the laws of the State of Arizona are satisfied, that the license(s) authorized by the Tribal Council under this Code are renewed on an annual basis, and that all sales and service of liquor as authorized under this Code are carried out in a manner consistent with this Code and applicable laws of the Nation, and under Arizona law to the extent required by applicable law of the United States. SECTION 107: REPEAL OF PRIOR LAWS All prior codes, ordinances and resolutions of the Yavapai-Apache Nation regulating, authorizing, prohibiting, or in any way dealing with the sale or service of liquor, including, but not limited to the ‘‘Ordinance Legalizing the Introduction, Sale or Possession of Intoxicants’’, as adopted under Tribal Council Resolution 91–85 on October 19, 1985, are hereby repealed and are declared to be of no further force or effect. SECTION 108: AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE OF LIQUOR A. Liquor License Required. Liquor may be offered for sale and served on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation only under a Liquor License as expressly authorized by the Tribal Council in accordance with this Code and applicable federal law. B. The Council, through the adoption of Council resolutions consistent with this Code, may authorize liquor sales at such additional locations as the Council deems appropriate. C. Sales for Personal Consumption Only. All liquor sales shall be for the personal use and consumption of the purchaser and not for the purchaser’s resale. Any resale of any alcoholic beverage within the Jurisdiction of the Nation is prohibited. Any person or PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16205 entity that is not licensed under this Code who purchases or possesses an alcoholic beverage within the Nation’s Jurisdiction and sells it, whether in the original container or not, shall be guilty of a violation of this Code and shall be subject to such penalties as are prescribed by this Code. D. License Not Transferable. Except as may be permitted under this Code, Liquor Licenses may not be transferred and said License may only be utilized by the entity holding the License under Section 108 A. above. E. Inspections. All businesses and their premises holding a Liquor License under this Code shall be open for inspection by the Nation, acting through its officials, agents, employees or other designated representatives, at all reasonable times for the purpose of determining whether said business is complying with this Code. SECTION 109: ENFORCEMENT A. In enforcing this Code, the Tribal Council, acting on behalf of the Nation, may take the following actions: 1. Publish and enforce such rules and regulations as deemed necessary by the Council to govern the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of liquor within the Nation’s Jurisdiction. 2. Revoke any Liquor License approved by the Council under this Code, following a determination by the Council that the holder of said License has violated any provision of this Code or that the License is no longer in the best interest of the Nation. The holder of the License shall be provided notice and an opportunity to be heard in any such revocation action. 3. Bring suit in the Nation’s Tribal Court, or any other court of competent jurisdiction, to enforce this Code. 4. Hold such hearings as the Council deems necessary to administer and enforce this Code. 5. Delegate to the Nation’s Tribal Court such authority as may be necessary to enforce the civil penalties arising under this Code. Except as may otherwise be provided by applicable federal law, the Nation’s Tribal Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to enforce this Code. 6. Take all such actions as are within the Council’s authority under the laws and Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in the enforcement of this Code. SECTION 110: PROHIBITIONS AND VIOLATIONS A. General Prohibition. Except as authorized under a Liquor License issued under Section 107 of this Code, the introduction or possession of Liquor for sales, distribution or service is E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16206 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices prohibited within the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Jurisdiction, and any such possession, sale, distribution or service without such License shall be a violation under this Code. Any person who, without a Liquor License authorized under this Code, introduces or possesses liquor within the Nation’s jurisdiction with the intent to sell the same shall be in violation of this Code. In any proceeding under this Code, the conviction of any person in a criminal matter of one unlawful sale, possession or distribution of liquor under any law of the Nation, or a determination by the Tribal Court in a civil matter that said person has engaged in one unlawful sale, possession or distribution under this Code, shall establish prima facie intent of said person to unlawfully keep liquor for sale, selling liquor or distributing liquor in violation of this Code. Federal liquor laws applicable to Indian Country shall remain applicable to any person, act, or transaction which is not authorized by this Code and violators of this Code shall be subject to federal prosecution as well as to legal action in accordance with this Code and the laws of the Nation. B. Any person who shall sell or offer for sale or distribute or transport in any manner, liquor in violation of this Code, or who shall have liquor for sale in his possession without a Liquor License, shall be in violation of this Code. C. Any person who, within the Nation’s Jurisdiction, buys liquor from any person other than a properly licensed business under Section 108.A. of this Code shall be in violation of this Code. D. Any person who knowingly keeps or possesses liquor upon his person or in any place or upon any premises conducted or maintained by his employer or principal or agent with the intent to sell or distribute the same contrary to the requirements of this Code, shall be in violation of this Code. E. No person shall be authorized to sell or serve liquor within the Reservation unless they are at least 21 years of age, except as may be authorized under Arizona liquor control laws. No person may be sold or served liquor unless they are 21 years of age. Any person acting contrary to this prohibition shall be in violation of this Code. F. No person under the age of 21 years shall consume, acquire or have in his/ her possession any liquor. No person shall knowingly permit any other person under the age of 21 years to consume liquor on his/her premises or any premises under his/her control. Any person acting contrary to these prohibitions shall be in violation of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Code, with a separate violation accruing for every drink so consumed by the person under the age of 21 years. G. Any person who shall sell or provide any liquor to any person under the age of 21 years shall be in violation of this Code for each such drink so provided. H. Any person who lends, gives or in any way transfers in any manner an identification card or other representation of age to a person under the age of 21 years for the purpose of permitting such person to purchase or otherwise obtain liquor shall be in violation of this Code; provided that corroborative evidence from a source other than the underage person shall be a requirement for finding such violation. I. Any person who purchases or attempts to purchase liquor through the use of false or altered identification, which falsely purports to show the person to be over the age of 21 years shall be in violation of this Code. J. When requested by any business or entity holding a liquor license under this Code, any person shall be required to present, and shall present official documentation of the person’s age, signature and photograph. This requirement may be satisfied by presentation of one of the following: i. An unexpired driver license issued by any state, the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States or Canada if the license includes a picture of the licensee and the person’s date of birth. A driver license issued to a person who is under twenty-one years of age is no longer an acceptable type of identification under this paragraph thirty days after the person turns twenty-one years of age. ii. An unexpired non-operating identification license issued by any state, the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States or Canada if the license includes a picture of the person and the person’s date of birth. An unexpired non-operating license issued to a person who is under twentyone years of age is no longer an acceptable type of identification under this paragraph thirty days after the person turns twenty-one years of age. iii. An unexpired armed forces identification card that includes the person’s picture and date of birth. iv. A valid unexpired passport or a valid unexpired resident alien card that contains a photograph of the person and the person’s date of birth. K. Off Premises Consumption of Liquor—Cliff Castle Casino. All liquor sales and service authorized by this Code at the Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel shall be fully consumed within the premises of the Cliff Castle Casino and PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hotel. At the Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel, no open containers of liquor, or unopened containers of liquor in bottles, cans, cups or other containers, or otherwise shall be permitted outside of the above-described premises, except as provided in accordance with the liquor license(s) maintained by the Nation for the Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel, or under such special event license or permit as may be obtained consistent with said license(s). Any person acting contrary to these prohibitions shall be in violation of this Code. L. No Credit Liquor Sales. The sales and service of liquor authorized by this Code shall be made upon a cash basis only. For purposes of this Code, payment for liquor on a cash basis shall include payment by cash, credit card, or check, including but not limited to any such cash sale of liquor for consumption on a retail licensed premises where the sale is included on bills provided to registered guest in hotels and motels. Any person making liquor sales contrary to this prohibition shall be in violation of this Code. M. All Liquor which is possessed, including for any distribution, consumption or sale, in violation of the requirements of this Code is hereby declared to be contraband. Any officer of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Police Department shall seize all such contraband and preserve it in accordance with such provisions as apply to the preservation of evidence and impounded property. Upon being found to be in violation of this Code, the person from whom the contraband was seized shall forfeit all right, title and interest in the contraband seized and the same shall become the property of the Nation to be disposed of as it chooses. SECTION 111: JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT, REMEDIES AND CIVIL PENALTIES A. The Nation’s Tribal Court is hereby vested with exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all violations arising under Section 110 of this Code, including the determination of any violation by any person of the provisions of this Code and the imposition of any penalties arising from said violations. B. Any person or entity found by the Tribal Court to have violated any provision of this Code shall be liable to pay to the Nation a civil penalty in an amount not less than $250.00 or greater than $500.00 for each such violation. The Tribal Court shall issue such further orders as are within its powers to ensure collection of said penalties by the E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices Nation. Persons who are not enrolled members of the Nation and who are determined to have violated this Code shall be subject to exclusion from the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation under such procedure as is provided under the Nation’s Exclusion Ordinance. In addition, persons or entities subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the Nation who violate this Code shall be subject to such criminal punishment as may be provided in the Nation’s Criminal Code and nothing in this Liquor Code shall be construed to deprive the Tribal Court of its criminal jurisdiction over such matters in any respect. C. DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF In addition to all other remedies, whether at law or in equity, available to the Nation’s Tribal Court under the Constitution and Laws of the YavapaiApache Nation in the enforcement of this Code, the Tribal Court may employ such declaratory and/or injunctive relief as may be necessary to determine the rights and liabilities arising under this Code and to otherwise provide for enforcement of this Code to the fullest extent possible under the Nation’s laws. SECTION 112: SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY PRESERVED A. Nothing in this Liquor Code is intended or shall be construed as a waiver of the sovereign immunity of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. No official or employee of the Nation or any of the Subordinate Economic Organizations and Enterprises of the Nation shall be authorized, nor shall they attempt, to waive the sovereign immunity of the Nation in any manner under this Code. SECTION 113: SEVERABILITY A. If any provision or provisions in this Code are held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this Code shall continue in effect as if the invalid provision(s) were not a part hereof. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SECTION 114: EFFECTIVE DATE A. This Code shall be effective immediately upon its approval by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Council, subject only to the certification of the United States Secretary of the Interior, or his/her designee, and its publication in the Federal Register as provided by federal law at 18 U.S.C § 1161. [FR Doc. 2016–06840 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [167D0102R2 DR2000000.IMD000 DS63605000] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of an amendment to an existing system of records. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to amend the Privacy Act system of records, ‘‘Mineral Lease and Royalty Accounting Files— Interior, MMS–1’’, to update the system name, system location, categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, authority for maintenance of the system, routine uses, storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, records access and contesting procedures, and records source categories. The system name will be updated to ‘‘Minerals Revenue Management Support System (MRMSS), OS–30’’ to reflect new organizational management. The purpose of the system is to facilitate billing, accounts receivable, general ledger, compliance management, and collection of revenues. DATES: Comments must be received by April 25, 2016. The amendments to the system will be effective April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Any person interested in commenting on this notice may do so by: Submitting comments in writing to Teri Barnett, Departmental Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 5547 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; hand-delivering comments to Teri Barnett, Departmental Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 5547 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or emailing comments to Privacy@ ios.doi.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Minerals Revenue Management Support System Program Manager, Information Management Center (IMC), Office of Natural Resources Revenue, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 25165, Lakewood, CO 80225, or by telephone at 303–231–3177. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Natural Resources Revenue PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16207 (ONRR), within the Office of the Secretary, is responsible for the management of revenue associated with both Federal offshore and onshore mineral leases, and revenue management services for mineral leases on Indian lands in partnership with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. ONRR maintains the ‘‘Mineral Lease and Royalty Accounting Files—Interior, MMS–1,’’ system of records to manage these responsibilities in support of ONRR’s mission to collect, disburse, and verify Federal and Indian energy and other natural resource revenues on behalf of Americans. Due to the restructuring of the Minerals Management Service and ONRR within the Office of the Secretary, DOI is proposing to revise the system name to ‘‘Minerals Revenue Management Support System (MRMSS), OS–30’’ to reflect the new organizational management. Other proposed amendments to the system include updating the system location, categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, authority for maintenance of the system, routine uses, storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, record access and contesting record procedures, and records source categories. The Mineral Lease and Royalty Accounting Files—Interior, MMS–1 system notice was last published in the Federal Register on March 17, 1986 (51 FR 9121). The MRMSS system facilitates mineral lease revenue management including billing, accounts receivable, rents, royalty payments, general ledger activity, compliance management, reporting, and the collection of revenues. The system also supports ONRR Outreach program activities for Indian mineral owners, to foster communication and enhance ONNR’s trust responsibilities, and resolve royalty-related problems in partnership with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians. The MRMSS system helps ONRR meet its fiduciary responsibilities to manage revenues from energy and mineral leases for the use of public natural resources. The records in the MRMSS are related to both business entities and individuals, though records concerning corporations and other business entities are not subject to the Privacy Act. The amendments to the system notice will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period (the comment period will end 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Liquor 
Code

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the liquor code of the Yavapai-Apache 
Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation. The liquor code allows the 
Nation to govern, control and regulate liquor possession, distribution, 
sales, and service within the Nation's reservation to serve the best 
interests of the Nation.

DATES: This code shall become effective March 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlot Johnson, Tribal Government 
Services Officer, Western Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
2600 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, Telephone: (602) 
379-6786, Fax: (602) 379-4100; or 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, 
Public 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 Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp 
Verde Indian Reservation duly adopted Resolution 147-15 on August, 27, 
2015.
    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 Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation Tribal Council duly adopted the Yavapai-Apache 
Nation Liquor Cody by Resolution No. 147-15 on August 27, 2015.

    Dated: March 21, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs.

YAVAPAI-APACHE NATION LIQUOR CODE

SECTION 101: TITLE
    This Liquor Code is adopted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation (``YAN'' 
or ``Nation'') and shall be known as the Yavapai-Apache Nation Liquor 
Code (referred to herein as ``Liquor Code'' or ``Code'').
SECTION 102: FINDINGS
    The Tribal Council finds as follows:
    A. The introduction, possession, and sale of liquor in Indian 
Country is a matter of particular concern to Indian tribes and the 
United States. Consistent with the laws of the United States, the 
control of liquor on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation remains 
subject to the legislative enactments of the Nation in the exercise of 
its governmental powers over the Reservation.
    B. Federal law prohibits the introduction of liquor into Indian 
Country (18 U.S.C. Sec.  1154), and authorizes tribal governments to 
decide when and to what extent liquor possession, sales, and service 
shall be permitted within their reservations (18 U.S.C. Sec.  1161) in 
a manner deemed consistent with state liquor laws.
    C. The Tribal Council, as the governing body of the Nation under 
Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation 
(hereinafter ``Tribal Council''), has approved the issuance of liquor 
licenses in accordance with the liquor control laws of the state of 
Arizona. The limitation and regulation of liquor sales as provided in 
this Code will increase the Nation's ability to control possession and 
distribution of liquor within the Nation's Reservation.
SECTION 103: AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
    A. This Code is enacted under authority of the Act of August 15, 
1953, 67 Stat. 586, (18 U.S.C. Section 1161) and under authority of the 
Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation (``YAN Constitution''), which 
authorizes the Tribal Council to exercise the following powers relevant 
to the adoption of this Liquor Code:
    1. YAN Constitution, Article V(a), ``To represent the Tribe and act 
in all matters that concern the health and welfare of the Tribe, and to 
make decisions not inconsistent with or contrary to this 
constitution.''
    2. YAN Constitution, Article V (o), to enact codes and ordinances 
governing law enforcement on lands within the jurisdiction of the 
Tribe.''
    3. YAN Constitution, Article V (u), ``To exercise civil 
jurisdiction over all tribal members and any non-member of the Tribe to 
the extent permitted by federal law.''
    4. YAN Constitution, Article V (v), ``To enact laws, ordinances and 
resolutions necessary or incidental to the exercise of its legislative 
powers.''
    B. This Liquor Code is adopted for the purpose of governing, 
controlling and regulating liquor possession, distribution, sales and 
service within the Nation's reservation.
SECTION 104: DEFINITIONS
    A. Unless otherwise required by the context in which it is used, 
the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings.
    1. ``Alcohol'' means the substance known as ethyl alcohol, hydrated 
oxide of ethyl, ethanol, or spirits of wine, from whatever source or by 
whatever process produced, and includes ``spirituous Liquor'' as 
defined below under Section 104(A)(7).
    2. ``Alcoholic Beverage'' is synonymous with the term ``liquor'' as 
defined in this Section 104. (4) below.
    3. ``Beer'' means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic 
fermentation, infusion, or decoction of barley malt, hops, or other 
ingredients not drinkable, or any combination thereof.
    4. ``Liquor'' or ``Liquor Products'' includes the four varieties of 
liquor herein defined (alcohol, spirituous liquor, wine, and beer) and 
means all fermented, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor, or a 
combination thereof, and mixed liquor, a part of which is fermented, 
spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor or otherwise intoxicating in every 
liquid or solid or semi-solid or other substance patented or not 
containing alcohol, spirits, wine, or beer, and all

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drinks of potable liquids and all preparations or mixtures capable of 
human consumption, and any liquid, semi-solid, solid, or other 
substance, which contains more than one-half of one percent (.5%) of 
alcohol by volume.
    5. ``Liquor License'' means the Liquor License approved by the 
Tribal Council and issued by the state of Arizona upon application by 
the Nation to such Subordinate Economic Organization or Enterprise of 
the Nation as the Council may authorize by resolution to hold such 
license and exercise the rights and privileges thereunder.
    6. ``Sale'' and ``Sell'' means any transaction that includes any 
exchange, barter, sale and traffic; and also includes the selling, 
supplying or distributing, by any means whatsoever, of liquor by any 
person to any other person.
    7. ``Spirituous Liquor'', ``Spirits'', or ``Distilled Spirits'' 
includes alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, mescal, gin, wine, 
porter, ale, beer, any malt liquor or malt beverage, absinthe, a 
compound or mixture of any of them or of any of them with any vegetable 
or other substance, alcohol bitters, bitters containing alcohol, any 
liquid mixture or preparation, whether patented or otherwise, which, 
when consumed in sufficient quantities, produces intoxication to any 
degree, fruits preserved in ardent spirits, and beverages containing 
more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume, and including 
wines exceeding twenty-four percent (24%) of alcohol by volume.
    8. ``Wine'' means the product obtained by the fermentation of 
grapes or other agricultural products containing natural or added sugar 
or any such alcoholic beverage fortified with grape brandy and 
containing not more than twenty-four percent (24%) of alcohol by 
volume, including sweet wines fortified with wine spirits, such as 
port, sherry, muscatel, and angelica, not exceeding twenty-four percent 
(24%) of alcohol by volume.
SECTION 105: JURISDICTION
    In accordance with the law of the United States as set out at 18 
U.S.C. 1161, the Nation asserts its jurisdiction to control and 
regulate liquor sales and service within the boundaries of the Yavapai-
Apache Nation Reservation. For purposes of this Liquor Code 
``Reservation'' or ``Jurisdiction'' means those lands within the 
exterior boundaries of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, any lands that are 
held in trust by the United States of America for the benefit of the 
Yavapai-Apache Nation or any of its members, both now and in the 
future, any other Yavapai-Apache Nation land constituting ``Indian 
Country'' within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 1151 or any successor 
provision, and all lands falling within the Nation's Jurisdiction as 
provided under Article I of the Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache 
Nation as approved by the United states Secretary of Interior on April 
13, 1992.
SECTION 106: CONFORMITY WITH STATE LAW
    A. Authorized liquor sales and service within the Nation's 
Reservation and Jurisdiction shall comply with the State of Arizona's 
liquor laws to the extent required by 18 U.S.C. 1161 and other 
applicable law of the United States.
    B. The Nation's Attorney General shall ensure that all liquor 
license requirements under this Code and under the laws of the State of 
Arizona are satisfied, that the license(s) authorized by the Tribal 
Council under this Code are renewed on an annual basis, and that all 
sales and service of liquor as authorized under this Code are carried 
out in a manner consistent with this Code and applicable laws of the 
Nation, and under Arizona law to the extent required by applicable law 
of the United States.
SECTION 107: REPEAL OF PRIOR LAWS
    All prior codes, ordinances and resolutions of the Yavapai-Apache 
Nation regulating, authorizing, prohibiting, or in any way dealing with 
the sale or service of liquor, including, but not limited to the 
``Ordinance Legalizing the Introduction, Sale or Possession of 
Intoxicants'', as adopted under Tribal Council Resolution 91-85 on 
October 19, 1985, are hereby repealed and are declared to be of no 
further force or effect.
SECTION 108: AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE OF LIQUOR
    A. Liquor License Required. Liquor may be offered for sale and 
served on the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation only under a Liquor 
License as expressly authorized by the Tribal Council in accordance 
with this Code and applicable federal law.
    B. The Council, through the adoption of Council resolutions 
consistent with this Code, may authorize liquor sales at such 
additional locations as the Council deems appropriate.
    C. Sales for Personal Consumption Only. All liquor sales shall be 
for the personal use and consumption of the purchaser and not for the 
purchaser's resale. Any resale of any alcoholic beverage within the 
Jurisdiction of the Nation is prohibited. Any person or entity that is 
not licensed under this Code who purchases or possesses an alcoholic 
beverage within the Nation's Jurisdiction and sells it, whether in the 
original container or not, shall be guilty of a violation of this Code 
and shall be subject to such penalties as are prescribed by this Code.
    D. License Not Transferable. Except as may be permitted under this 
Code, Liquor Licenses may not be transferred and said License may only 
be utilized by the entity holding the License under Section 108 A. 
above.
    E. Inspections. All businesses and their premises holding a Liquor 
License under this Code shall be open for inspection by the Nation, 
acting through its officials, agents, employees or other designated 
representatives, at all reasonable times for the purpose of determining 
whether said business is complying with this Code.
SECTION 109: ENFORCEMENT
    A. In enforcing this Code, the Tribal Council, acting on behalf of 
the Nation, may take the following actions:
    1. Publish and enforce such rules and regulations as deemed 
necessary by the Council to govern the manufacture, distribution, sale, 
and possession of liquor within the Nation's Jurisdiction.
    2. Revoke any Liquor License approved by the Council under this 
Code, following a determination by the Council that the holder of said 
License has violated any provision of this Code or that the License is 
no longer in the best interest of the Nation. The holder of the License 
shall be provided notice and an opportunity to be heard in any such 
revocation action.
    3. Bring suit in the Nation's Tribal Court, or any other court of 
competent jurisdiction, to enforce this Code.
    4. Hold such hearings as the Council deems necessary to administer 
and enforce this Code.
    5. Delegate to the Nation's Tribal Court such authority as may be 
necessary to enforce the civil penalties arising under this Code. 
Except as may otherwise be provided by applicable federal law, the 
Nation's Tribal Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to enforce this 
Code.
    6. Take all such actions as are within the Council's authority 
under the laws and Constitution of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in the 
enforcement of this Code.
SECTION 110: PROHIBITIONS AND VIOLATIONS
    A. General Prohibition. Except as authorized under a Liquor License 
issued under Section 107 of this Code, the introduction or possession 
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prohibited within the Yavapai-Apache Nation's Jurisdiction, and any 
such possession, sale, distribution or service without such License 
shall be a violation under this Code. Any person who, without a Liquor 
License authorized under this Code, introduces or possesses liquor 
within the Nation's jurisdiction with the intent to sell the same shall 
be in violation of this Code. In any proceeding under this Code, the 
conviction of any person in a criminal matter of one unlawful sale, 
possession or distribution of liquor under any law of the Nation, or a 
determination by the Tribal Court in a civil matter that said person 
has engaged in one unlawful sale, possession or distribution under this 
Code, shall establish prima facie intent of said person to unlawfully 
keep liquor for sale, selling liquor or distributing liquor in 
violation of this Code. Federal liquor laws applicable to Indian 
Country shall remain applicable to any person, act, or transaction 
which is not authorized by this Code and violators of this Code shall 
be subject to federal prosecution as well as to legal action in 
accordance with this Code and the laws of the Nation.
    B. Any person who shall sell or offer for sale or distribute or 
transport in any manner, liquor in violation of this Code, or who shall 
have liquor for sale in his possession without a Liquor License, shall 
be in violation of this Code.
    C. Any person who, within the Nation's Jurisdiction, buys liquor 
from any person other than a properly licensed business under Section 
108.A. of this Code shall be in violation of this Code.
    D. Any person who knowingly keeps or possesses liquor upon his 
person or in any place or upon any premises conducted or maintained by 
his employer or principal or agent with the intent to sell or 
distribute the same contrary to the requirements of this Code, shall be 
in violation of this Code.
    E. No person shall be authorized to sell or serve liquor within the 
Reservation unless they are at least 21 years of age, except as may be 
authorized under Arizona liquor control laws. No person may be sold or 
served liquor unless they are 21 years of age. Any person acting 
contrary to this prohibition shall be in violation of this Code.
    F. No person under the age of 21 years shall consume, acquire or 
have in his/her possession any liquor. No person shall knowingly permit 
any other person under the age of 21 years to consume liquor on his/her 
premises or any premises under his/her control. Any person acting 
contrary to these prohibitions shall be in violation of this Code, with 
a separate violation accruing for every drink so consumed by the person 
under the age of 21 years.
    G. Any person who shall sell or provide any liquor to any person 
under the age of 21 years shall be in violation of this Code for each 
such drink so provided.
    H. Any person who lends, gives or in any way transfers in any 
manner an identification card or other representation of age to a 
person under the age of 21 years for the purpose of permitting such 
person to purchase or otherwise obtain liquor shall be in violation of 
this Code; provided that corroborative evidence from a source other 
than the underage person shall be a requirement for finding such 
violation.
    I. Any person who purchases or attempts to purchase liquor through 
the use of false or altered identification, which falsely purports to 
show the person to be over the age of 21 years shall be in violation of 
this Code.
    J. When requested by any business or entity holding a liquor 
license under this Code, any person shall be required to present, and 
shall present official documentation of the person's age, signature and 
photograph. This requirement may be satisfied by presentation of one of 
the following:
    i. An unexpired driver license issued by any state, the District of 
Columbia, any territory of the United States or Canada if the license 
includes a picture of the licensee and the person's date of birth. A 
driver license issued to a person who is under twenty-one years of age 
is no longer an acceptable type of identification under this paragraph 
thirty days after the person turns twenty-one years of age.
    ii. An unexpired non-operating identification license issued by any 
state, the District of Columbia, any territory of the United States or 
Canada if the license includes a picture of the person and the person's 
date of birth. An unexpired non-operating license issued to a person 
who is under twenty-one years of age is no longer an acceptable type of 
identification under this paragraph thirty days after the person turns 
twenty-one years of age.
    iii. An unexpired armed forces identification card that includes 
the person's picture and date of birth.
    iv. A valid unexpired passport or a valid unexpired resident alien 
card that contains a photograph of the person and the person's date of 
birth.
    K. Off Premises Consumption of Liquor--Cliff Castle Casino. All 
liquor sales and service authorized by this Code at the Cliff Castle 
Casino and Hotel shall be fully consumed within the premises of the 
Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel. At the Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel, no 
open containers of liquor, or unopened containers of liquor in bottles, 
cans, cups or other containers, or otherwise shall be permitted outside 
of the above-described premises, except as provided in accordance with 
the liquor license(s) maintained by the Nation for the Cliff Castle 
Casino and Hotel, or under such special event license or permit as may 
be obtained consistent with said license(s). Any person acting contrary 
to these prohibitions shall be in violation of this Code.
    L. No Credit Liquor Sales. The sales and service of liquor 
authorized by this Code shall be made upon a cash basis only. For 
purposes of this Code, payment for liquor on a cash basis shall include 
payment by cash, credit card, or check, including but not limited to 
any such cash sale of liquor for consumption on a retail licensed 
premises where the sale is included on bills provided to registered 
guest in hotels and motels. Any person making liquor sales contrary to 
this prohibition shall be in violation of this Code.
    M. All Liquor which is possessed, including for any distribution, 
consumption or sale, in violation of the requirements of this Code is 
hereby declared to be contraband. Any officer of the Yavapai-Apache 
Nation Police Department shall seize all such contraband and preserve 
it in accordance with such provisions as apply to the preservation of 
evidence and impounded property. Upon being found to be in violation of 
this Code, the person from whom the contraband was seized shall forfeit 
all right, title and interest in the contraband seized and the same 
shall become the property of the Nation to be disposed of as it 
chooses.
SECTION 111: JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT, REMEDIES AND CIVIL PENALTIES
    A. The Nation's Tribal Court is hereby vested with exclusive 
jurisdiction to hear and determine all violations arising under Section 
110 of this Code, including the determination of any violation by any 
person of the provisions of this Code and the imposition of any 
penalties arising from said violations.
    B. Any person or entity found by the Tribal Court to have violated 
any provision of this Code shall be liable to pay to the Nation a civil 
penalty in an amount not less than $250.00 or greater than $500.00 for 
each such violation. The Tribal Court shall issue such further orders 
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Nation. Persons who are not enrolled members of the Nation and who are 
determined to have violated this Code shall be subject to exclusion 
from the Yavapai-Apache Nation Reservation under such procedure as is 
provided under the Nation's Exclusion Ordinance. In addition, persons 
or entities subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the Nation who 
violate this Code shall be subject to such criminal punishment as may 
be provided in the Nation's Criminal Code and nothing in this Liquor 
Code shall be construed to deprive the Tribal Court of its criminal 
jurisdiction over such matters in any respect.
    C. DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
    In addition to all other remedies, whether at law or in equity, 
available to the Nation's Tribal Court under the Constitution and Laws 
of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in the enforcement of this Code, the 
Tribal Court may employ such declaratory and/or injunctive relief as 
may be necessary to determine the rights and liabilities arising under 
this Code and to otherwise provide for enforcement of this Code to the 
fullest extent possible under the Nation's laws.
SECTION 112: SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY PRESERVED
    A. Nothing in this Liquor Code is intended or shall be construed as 
a waiver of the sovereign immunity of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. No 
official or employee of the Nation or any of the Subordinate Economic 
Organizations and Enterprises of the Nation shall be authorized, nor 
shall they attempt, to waive the sovereign immunity of the Nation in 
any manner under this Code.
SECTION 113: SEVERABILITY
    A. If any provision or provisions in this Code are held invalid by 
a court of competent jurisdiction, this Code shall continue in effect 
as if the invalid provision(s) were not a part hereof.
SECTION 114: EFFECTIVE DATE
    A. This Code shall be effective immediately upon its approval by 
the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Council, subject only to the 
certification of the United States Secretary of the Interior, or his/
her designee, and its publication in the Federal Register as provided 
by federal law at 18 U.S.C Sec.  1161.

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