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Government-to-government relationshipsState agency duties.

*** CHANGE IN 2022 *** (SEE 1753-S.SL) ***
In establishing a government-to-government relationship with Indian tribes, state agencies must:
(1) Make reasonable efforts to collaborate with Indian tribes in the development of policies, agreements, and program implementation that directly affect Indian tribes and develop a consultation process that is used by the agency for issues involving specific Indian tribes. Covered agencies, as defined in RCW 70A.02.010, subject to the requirements of chapter 70A.02 RCW, must offer consultation with Indian tribes on the actions specified in RCW 70A.02.100. State agencies described in *section 6 of this act must offer consultation with Indian tribes on the actions specified in *section 6 of this act;
(2) Designate a tribal liaison who reports directly to the head of the state agency;
(3) Ensure that tribal liaisons who interact with Indian tribes and the executive directors of state agencies receive training as described in RCW 43.376.040; and
(4) Submit an annual report to the governor on activities of the state agency involving Indian tribes and on implementation of this chapter.


Reviser's note: *(1) The governor vetoed section 6, chapter 316, Laws of 2021.
(2) This section was amended by 2021 c 314 § 23 and by 2021 c 316 § 40, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Short title2021 c 316: See RCW 70A.65.900.
Conflict with federal requirements2021 c 314: See note following RCW 70A.02.005.
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