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H.R. 725 (111th): Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2010

Jul 21, 2010 at 2:05 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 725 (111th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 is a law, signed into effect by President Obama, that expands the punitive abilities of tribal courts across the nation. The law allows tribal courts operating in Indian country to increase jail sentences handed down in criminal cases. This was a major step toward improving enforcement and justice in Indian country.

Before this law, tribal courts were limited in the scope of punishment they could hand down in criminal cases, giving them the impression of a lower, less serious court. They now possess the power under the Tribal Law and Order Act to pass increased sentences in order to incarcerate defendants longer.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes D R
Yea 75%
 
 
326
248
 
78
 
Nay 21%
 
 
92
0
 
92
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
14
6
 
8
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source: house.gov.

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