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SF 430 - Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (47-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires state courts to recognize tribal court rulings in civil cases.

Highlights:
-Requires that any objection to a tribal ruling be made within 30 days of receiving the ruling (sec. 7). -Refuses to recognize decisions by tribal courts if the court does not have personal or subject matter jurisdiction, or the party wasn’t granted due process (sec. 8). -Establishes that the court may decline to recognize a tribal judgment if: the judgment was obtained by fraud, it conflicts with another judgment, it is inconsistent with the parties’ contractual choice of forum, the tribal court doesn’t recognize and enforce state judgments, and it is against the fundamental public policies of the US or Iowa (sec. 8).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires state courts and tribal courts to recognize each other’s rulings in civil cases.

Highlights:
- States that any objection to the enforcement of a tribal court ruling can be filed within 30 days of notification of the judgment, at which point a time will be set for a formal response to the objection (sec. 7). - Refuses to recognize decisions by tribal courts if the court does not have personal or subject matter jurisdiction, or the party wasn’t granted due process (sec. 8). - Applies the law only to civil court cases (sec. 11).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions

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