Iowa Senate renews call for change in Meskwaki Settlement law jurisdiction
Legislation has been passed in the Iowa Senate to change the way criminal law is enforced on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County. The bill - S.F. 2022 - passed on a 41-6 vote and has been sent on to the Iowa House.
Along similar lines to a resolution passed by the Iowa Senate and House last year, this time the action is law and would turn over to the federal government full responsibility for jurisdiction over crimes "committed by or against Indians on the Sac and Fox Indian Settlement."