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PUBLIC LAW 103-324—SEPT. 21, 1994 108 STAT. 2159 SEC. 7. MEMBERSHIP. Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Bands shall submit to the Secretary membership rolls consisting of all individuals currently enrolled for membership in such Bands. The qualifications for inclusion on the membership rolls of the Bands shall be determined by the membership clauses in such Bands' respective governing documents, in consultation with the Secretary. Upon completion of the rolls, the Secretary shall immediately publish notice of such in the Federal Register. The Bands shall ensure that such rolls are maintained and kept current. SEC. 8. CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNING BODY. (a) CONSTITUTION.— (1) ADOPTION. — Not later than 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct, by secret ballot, elections for the purposes of adopting new constitutions for the Bands. The elections shall be held according to the procedures applicable to elections under section 16 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 476; commonly referred to as the "Indian Reorganization Act"). (2) INTERIM GOVERNING DOCUMENTS.— Until such time as new constitutions are adopted under paragraph (1), the governing documents in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be the interim governing documents for the Bands. (b) OFFICIALS.— (1) ELECTION. —Not later than 6 months after the Bands adopt constitutions and bylaws pursuant to subsection (a), the Bands shall conduct elections by secret ballot for the purpose of electing officials for the Bands as provided in the Bands' respective governing constitutions. The elections shall be conducted according to the procedures described in the Bands' constitutions and bylaws. (2) INTERIM GOVERNMENTS.— Until such time as the Bands elect new officials pursuant to paragraph (1), the Bands' governing bodies shall be those governing bodies in place on the date of the enactment of this Act, or any new governing bodies selected under the election procedures specified in the respective interim governing documents of the Bands. Approved September 21, 1994. 25 USC 1300k-5. Federal Register, publication. Records. 25 USC 1300k-6. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 1357: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 103-621 (Comm. on Natural Resources). SENATE REPORTS: No. 103-260 (Comm. on Indian Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 140 (1994): May 25, considered and passed Senate. Aug. 3, considered and passed House.