Ron Red Elk
Robert Komahcheet Jr.
About the CBC
The purpose of the Comanche Nation Business Committee organization is to establish and safeguard the rights, powers, and privileges of the Comanche people. The CBC is to improve the economic, moral, educational, and health status of Comanche Nation members and seek the assistance from the United States in carrying out mutual programs to establish theses purposes. In doing so, the CBC is to promote in other ways the common well-being of the tribe and its membership.
ARTICLE VI - BUSINESS COMMITTEE
(Pursuant to Amendment X, adopted June 10, 1978, Amendment XIII and Amendment XIV, adopted April 14, 1979, Amendment XX and Amendment XXI, adopted September 29, 1984, Amendment XXIII, adopted June 29, 1985 and Amendment D and Amendment E, adopted February 23, 2002)
(e) To develop proposals which are in the interest of fulfilling the purpose of the Comanche tribal organization including, but not limited to, programs involving employment, health, education, public relations, social, recreational, and historical activities of the tribe. Such program proposals shall be presented to the tribal council for final consideration as to adoption or rejection.
(f) To implement, administer, and report on progress of programs adopted by the tribal council.
(g) To appoint such subcommittees as are needed to develop the proposals suggested herein or any other worthwhile endeavors, including delegation of such authorities to these subcommittees as in commensurate with their responsibilities.
(h) To secure an audit of each fiscal year's financial activities relating to funds from all sources, to publish the audit of the prior year's funds in the tribal newspaper and two local newspapers at least sixty (60) days prior to each annual meeting, and to prepare for delivery to those attending the annual tribal council meeting a written annual report which shall contain a synopsis of the varied activities of the business committee, the previously published audit and a forecast of activities proposed for the coming year. First audit funds shall come out of any monies available to the tribe for expenditures, including but not limited to the general budget fund or bingo fund. The audit shall be conducted by a reputable firm that is completely disassociated from any tribal member.
(i) Such additional duties and/or responsibilities which may be assigned to the business committee by the tribal council by appropriate resolution approvedˇ in tribal council assembled.
(j) To promulgate and enforce ordinances and codes governing law and order to protect the peace, health, safety, and general welfare on land determined to be within Comanche tribal jurisdiction.
Section 8. The term of office for each officer and committeeman shall be for a period of three (3) years or until a successor is duly elected and installed in Office. Each officer or committeeman shall be eligible to serve two (2) consecutive terms effective upon date of this amendment, present term being counted as one term. At the completion of the second consecutive term of office, an officer or a committeeman shall not be eligible for election to a position on the business committee until a period of three (3) years has elapsed. In addition, an officer or committeeman who has completed two (2) consecutive terms on the business committee shall not be employed within the Comanche tribal governmental system until a period of three (3) years has elapsed. For the purpose of this section, any portion of a term shall be considered as one term.
ARTICLE XVI - OATH OF OFFICE
(Pursuant to Amendment IX, adopted June 10, 1978)
"I, _______________ do hereby solemnly affirm before Almighty God and mankind that I will support and defend the constitution of the Comanche Indian Tribe and will carry out faithfully and impartially the duties of my office to the best of my ability and will promote and protect the best interests of the Comanche Indian Tribe in accordance with the tribal constitution."
The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive of the Comanche Nation exercising the authorities and powers as delegated to his office by this constitution and the Comanche Tribal Council. He shall preside at all meetings of the Tribal Council and the Business Committee and be the principal member of all tribal delegations. When so authorized by the Comanche Tribal Council, he shall sign necessary papers and instruments for the Comanche Nation.
The Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in the event of the temporary absence or disability of the Chairman or when it is determined according of Article VIII, Section 2 that a hearing for removal of the Chairman is deemed necessary by the Comanche Indian General Council.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall preside in the absence of the other officers and shall keep records, including financial records, of the organization, shall record and keep the minutes of the tribal council and business committee meetings in a permanent book, and shall be responsible for sending all notices of meetings as herein required. He shall keep copies of all such notices and requests for meetings together with a statement by him or another officer, as the case may be, that such notices were mailed and published as required herein and place the same in the appropriate permanent minutes
book as a preface to the minutes of the meeting so called.