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This page contains the Nez Perce Tribal Code, emergency amendments and proposed amendments. Currently, the Tribal Code consists of 13 titles listed on this webpage’s sidebar.

From time to time, the NPTEC amends the statutes of the Nez Perce Tribe. The Tribe makes every effort to ensure that the statutes on this page are updated promptly as they are amended. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that a given statute is current. Questions regarding the Tribal Code may be directed to the Tribe’s Office of Legal Counsel, 208-843-7355.

Welcome to the Nez Perce Tribal Code

Download the  entire Tribal Code (~ 684 pages).

Proposed Amendments

Emergency Amendments

  • Emergency Amendment was passed on December 8, 2020, to Chapter 4-6 Sex Offender Registration and posted for public comment for a period of twenty (20) days.
  • Resolution NP 20-256 was passed by NPTEC on April 28, 2020 amending the Nez Perce Tribal Code Chapter 4-1-91 Endangering the Welfare of a Minor or Under Age Person.
  • Resolution NP 20-259 was passed by NPTEC on May 6, 2020 amending the Election Ordinance of the Code, Chapter 6-10, to allow for absentee voting during this state of emergency with positive COVID-19 cases within the community.
  • Resolution NP 20-139 was passed by NPTEC on January 14, 2020 updating the Nez Perce Tribal Code by Emergency Code Amendment to conform tribal law with Federal requirements by increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Recent Amendments

  • Chapter 3-3 Water Resources – Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights Administration (12/24/19) Resolution NP 20-117
  • Chapter 6-10 Election Ordinance (12/22/20) Resolution NP 21-098
  • Chapter 3-3 Water Resources – Nez Perce Tribal Water Rights Administration (12/24/19) Resolution NP 20-117
  • Amendments to Chapter 6-9 Nez Perce Tribal Athletic Commission (10/8/19) Resolution NP 20-012
  • Addition to the Nez Perce Tribal Code § 4-1-129 Gangs (5/28/19 by Emergency Amendment and 10/8/19) Resolution NP 20-013
  • Amendments to Chapter 5-1 Minors in Need of Care (MINOC) (08/13/19) Resolution NP 19-430
  • Amendment to Chapter 3-1-10, Fish and Wildlife Commission, to eliminate the Fish and Wildlife Commission “alternate” position and amend the Bylaws of the Fish and Wildlife Commission to reflect this code amendment (08/14/18)
  • Amendments to Chapter 5-1 Minors in Need of Care (MINOC) (11/27/18) Resolution NP 19-075
  • Addition of new Chapter 1-8 Peacemaker Court (6/25/19)