Every New Year brings new statutes and regulations, and 2019 is no exception. Among the many state and federal statutes and regulations that are going into effect in 2019 or carrying over from 2018, many directly impact Native American individuals and tribal nations. From new state regulations on the wearing of tribal regalia and water use to federal laws regarding gaming and Social Security benefits, we find ourselves in a new legal landscape in 2019.
You can find a list of notable changes to the law impacting Native American communities that have recently gone into effect, or are ongoing in their implementation, on the Procopio website. (We’ve also published a list of new real estate statutes and regulations that may be of interest.)
Gabriela Rios is an associate with Procopio’s Native American Law practice proup and citizen of the Cahuilla Band of Indians. She focuses her practice on advising tribal clients on a variety of issues regarding governance, environmental permitting, gaming, intergovernmental agreements, culture resource protection and contracts.
Sara G. Neva counsels clients on real estate, finance and general business transactions. Her practice involves real estate property purchase and sale, commercial leases and easements, joint venture formation and other equity investments, financing, land use and entitlements.