Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation - Sex Offender Registration Program

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The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation enacted Title XI (11) – Sex Offender Registration and Notification Code (“SORNC”) on November 5, 2008 by Tribal Council Resolution T-035-09. Registration and notification shall commence effective March 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM (PST). SORNC applies to Indians and non-Indians equally. T-007-10 was enacted on October 7, 2009 to implement mandatory technical corrections as directed by the U.S. S.M.A.R.T. Office.

Failure of any person (Indian or Non-Indian) to comply with registration is a criminal offense under Section 11.13.01 of the Revised Law and Order Codes of the Yakama Nation, which provides: “A person who violates, attempts to violate, or aids another person in violating any requirement of SORNC or regulation adopted thereunder shall be guilty of an offense; and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a maximum term of not more than one (1) year, or by a fine in the amount of no more than five thousand dollars ($5000.00), or both. In addition, upon a second conviction under Section 11.13.01, the Court shall enter an order excluding the violator from all locations within the jurisdiction of the Yakama Nation for life. This exclusion order may be rescinded only by resolution of the Yakama Nation General Council or Tribal Council. The Court may order that the violator pay restitution, court costs, and attorney fees and costs. The Court may order a forfeiture of any bail, bond and any other type of surety, as well as any seized property or evidence used in the commission of any violation or resulting therefrom. The Court may order the violator to serve a period of probation and during that probation the violator shall comply with any other conditions the Court deems just.”