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Indian settlement agreements
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 2
§ 11. Indian settlement agreements. 1. Oneida settlement agreement.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon filing with the
secretary of state, the settlement agreement executed between the
governor, the counties of Oneida and Madison, and the Oneida Nation of
New York dated the sixteenth day of May, two thousand thirteen, to be
known as the Oneida Settlement Agreement, including, without limitation,
the provisions contained therein relating to arbitration and judicial
review in state or federal courts and, for the sole purpose thereof, a
limited waiver of the state's Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity from
suit, shall upon its effective date be deemed approved, ratified,
validated and confirmed by the legislature. It is the intention of the
legislature in enacting this section to ensure that the settlement
agreement shall be fully enforceable in all respects as to the rights,
benefits, responsibilities and privileges of all parties thereto.