Functions and Powers
30. In furtherance of the purposes set out in section 29, the Commission may enter into cooperative arrangements and shared-cost ventures with national and international organizations to consult on or sell products or services developed for first nations who have made property taxation laws.
Marginal note:Local revenue law review
31. (1) The Commission shall review every local revenue law.
Marginal note:Written submissions
(2) Before approving a local revenue law, the Commission shall consider, in accordance with any regulations made under paragraph 36(1)(b), any representations made to it under paragraph 7(b) in respect of the law by members of the first nation or others who have interests in the reserve lands of the first nation or rights to occupy, possess or use those lands.
Marginal note:Local revenue law approval
(3) Subject to section 32, the Commission shall approve a local revenue law that complies with this Act and with any standards and regulations made under this Act.
(4) The Commission shall maintain a registry of every law approved by it under this section and every financial administration law made under section 9.
32. (1) The Commission shall not approve a law made under paragraph 5(1)(d) for financing capital infrastructure for the provision of local services on reserve lands unless
(a) the first nation has obtained and forwarded to the Commission a certificate of the First Nations Financial Management Board under subsection 50(3); and
(b) the first nation has unutilized borrowing capacity.
Marginal note:Copy and certificate
(2) On approving a law made by a first nation under paragraph 5(1)(d) for financing capital infrastructure for the provision of local services on reserve lands, the Commission shall provide the First Nations Finance Authority with
(a) a true copy of the law registered under subsection 31(4); and
(b) a certificate stating that the law meets all the requirements of this Act and the regulations made under this Act.
Marginal note:Notice of judicial review
(3) If the Commission becomes aware that judicial review proceedings have been undertaken in respect of a law made by a first nation under paragraph 5(1)(d) for financing capital infrastructure for the provision of local services on reserve lands, the Commission shall without delay inform the First Nations Finance Authority of those proceedings.
Marginal note:Certificate is evidence
(4) A certificate referred to in paragraph (2)(b) is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, conclusive evidence in any judicial proceedings of the facts contained in it.
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