Earlier briefs on the rehearing petition are here.
The Alaska executive branch published emergency regulations addressing formal petitions for adoptions in cases involving Indian children: Emergency Regulations 7 AAC 54.600
Here is the draft state bill sent to the Legislature by the Governor: Draft Bill
These emergency regulations allow for a simple request by a relative, tribal member or other Indian family at any court hearing, or a request by the same conveyed to the department by phone, mail, fax, email or in person, or by the request of the child’s tribe on behalf of a relative or tribal member to constitute a proxy for a formal petition for adoption.
In addition, the Governor is holding a press conference on this today (10:30am/2:30pm EDT) :
Grace Jang, Press Secretary – (907) 465-3976
Katie Marquette, Deputy Press Secretary – (907) 465-5801
Governor Walker to Hold News Conference Tomorrow
WHO: Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, DHSS Commissioner Val Davidson and Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka
WHAT: News conference to discuss Indian Child Welfare Act-related emergency regulations
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Governor’s Cabinet Room, Capitol Building, Juneau
TELECONFERENCE NUMBER: (800) 755-6634