Article XV: Duties of Executive Officers

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Section 1.
The Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall report to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council at each regular session thereof regarding the status of tribal matters and make such recommendations to the tribal council as he or she may deem advisable in the best interests of the tribe.

Section 2.
The Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall act to carry out, or cause to be carried out, the provisions of any resolution which has been duly adopted by the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council and he or she shall act in an executive capacity on behalf of the tribe in connection with all other tribal affairs, subject to any limitations provided in the resolution of the tribal council and this constitution. The chairman shall have no veto power over the ordinances and resolutions adopted by the tribal council.

Section 3.
When so authorized under the terms of this constitution or by resolution of the Pascua Yaqui Council, the chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall sign any and all documents, agreements, contracts and commitments for and on behalf of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. The chairman may delegate the authority to sign such documents to either the vicechairman, the secretary or the treasurer. Such delegation shall be in writing, shall specify to whom such authority is delegated, the purpose therefore and effective dates thereof and be approved by the tribal council.

Section 4.
In the absence of the chairman, the vice-chairman shall perform such functions as the chairman shall direct subject to this constitution.

Section 5.
The chairman shall direct the preparation of an annual tribal budget and present such budget for the approval of the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council at the regular council meeting next preceding the close of any fiscal year.

Section 6.
Both the chairman and vice-chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall maintain offices on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation and the vice-chairman shall assist the chairman in the discharge of the tribal duties and business as the chairman may direct subject to this constitution.