YSC, Title 5.  Traditional Leaders & Traditions
 
 
 
Chapter 1.  Councils of
Traditional Leaders

101.  Appointment and standing members.
102.  Additional functions.
103.  Operations and rules.
104.  Administration.
105.  Support from State Government.
106.  Compensation and expenses.

     101.  Appointment and standing members.
     The Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol shall file with the Legislature, Governor, and State Court a document or documents certifying the membership of each Council, the manner in which each member was appointed, the date of such appointment, and the traditional standing of each member within the municipality and village of residence.  The certified documents shall be filed by the Council on or before September 30, 1979, and within 30 days after any change of membership on a Council or the traditional standing of member on a Council.

Source:  YDC 1252, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2, modified.

Cross-reference:  The constitutional provisions regarding councils of traditional leaders and traditions are found in Yap Const., Art. III, sections 1 and 2.  Those sections state:
 
     "Section 1.  There shall be a Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol which shall perform functions which concern tradition and custom.
 
      Section 2.  Due recognition shall be given to traditions and customs in providing a system of law, and nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to limit or invalidate any recognized tradition or custom."

     102.  Additional functions.
     In addition to those functions exercised by the Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol by virtue of the Constitution of the State of Yap, the Councils shall exercise the following functions as they may concern tradition and custom:

     (a)  To advise and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature;

     (b)  To advise and make recommendations to the departments and offices of the Executive branch of the State Government;
 
     (c)  To resolve problems and assist in matters concerning the municipalities and islands of the State; and

     (d)  To promote and preserve the traditions and customs of the people of the State in a manner consistent with the Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Constitution of the State of Yap.

Source:  YDC 1253, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2, modified.

Cross-reference:  The constitutional provisions on Traditional Leaders and Traditions are found in Yap Const., Art. III.

     103.  Operations and rules.
     The manner in which the Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol shall operate, including rules of procedure, shall be determined by the respective councils.

Source:  YDC 1254, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2.

     104.  Administration.
     The Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol may appoint such administrative and clerical assistants as may be necessary and as provided for under appropriations made by the Legislature or funded by another source.

Source:  YDC 1255, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2.

Cross-reference:  The constitutional provisions on the Legislature are found in Yap Const., Art. V.  The statutory provisions on the Legislature are found in Title 2 of this Code.

     105.  Support from State Government.
     Officers and employees of the State Government shall cooperate with the Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol, and shall, upon the written request to the Governor from either council, furnish information and other assistance as may be called for in connection with the activities of the councils.

Source:  YDC 1256, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the Executive branch are found in Title 3 of this Code.

      106.  Compensation and expenses.
     Compensation, allowances, per diem, and travel expenses of members of the Council of Pilung and Council of Tamol shall be determined and expended by each council as provided by appropriations made by the Legislature or funded by another source; except that no member of either council who receives compensation as an official or employee of the State Government, State agencies or political subdivisions of the State, may receive compensation as a member of a council.

Source:  YDC 1257, as enacted by YSL 1-6 2, and amended by YSL 4-41 1, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on Public Officers and Employment are found in Title 8 of this Code.