3.0402 Jurisdiction.

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(a) The village courts shall have jurisdiction only over matters arising under the regulations of their respective villages.

(b) Except for retrials before the District Court, the village courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to impose penalties for the violation of village regulations. No village council or village, county or district authority may impose penalties for such violations.

History: 1969, PL 11-54; 1971, PL 12-16 § 1; and 1979; PL 16-28 § 17, PL 16-52 § 2.

Amendments: 1979 Redesignated the district courts as village courts. Retrials, formerly before the High Court, are now before the district court created by PL 16-52.

Case Notes:

Court’s authority to suspend procedural rules on grounds of inequitable results does not extend to suspension of substantive law. Poutoa v. Puagele, 3 A.S.R.2d 109 (1986).