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Section 1. Initiative.

(a) The eligible voters of the tribe shall have the power to propose any ordinance to the tribal council or to repeal or amend any ordinance in accordance with the provisions of this Article, Except ordinances concerning budget, capital generating programs, appropriation of revenues, the levy of fees or taxes, or salaries of employees or officials.

(b) The procedure for initiatives shall be as follows:

(1) Initiative petitions must be signed by at least twenty percent (20%) of the eligible voters of the tribe and shall be presented to the tribal council.

(2) In the event the tribal council fails to adopt the initiative, the initiative shall be submitted to the eligible voters at a special election for their acceptance or rejection.

(3) The vote of a majority of those actually voting shall be conclusive and binding upon the tribal council; Provided, That at least thirty-five percent (35%) of the eligible voters of the tribe cast ballots in said special election.

(4) The election on the initiative shall be held not less than thirty (30) days and not later than sixty (60) days from the date the initiative and a valid petition are filed with the tribal council.