Chief calls for Special Session starting Nov. 3

The Fourth Osage Nation Congress will convene for its fourth special session starting Nov. 3 in the Congressional chambers after Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear issued an executive proclamation for the session.

As of Oct. 29, the written proclamation for the special session lists 11 items for consideration by the Legislative Branch. According to the Osage constitution, special sessions may run up to 10 days in duration.

The following subjects will be up for consideration during the special session:

  • Budget amendments for the divisions of Education and Early Learning; Land, Commerce & Public Safety and Government Operations.
  • A limited waiver of sovereign immunity for a 2015 fiscal year contract for treatment services with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health.
  • Discussion and possible action regarding Tallgrass Economic Development L.L.C.
  • Resolutions regarding the ongoing wind farm debate taking place in the state court system.
  • Amendments to the Nation’s Trial and Supreme Court’s civil code.
  • An amendment to the FY 2015 boards/ commissions appropriation act.
  • An amendment to ONCA 14-10, which is the $3.3 million appropriation for the proposed Fairfax senior/ child care center building.
  • Amendment to the Osage preference in employment law.
  • An amendment to the Legislative Branch budget.

For more information and legislative documents, see the Congressional website at

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