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The Principal Chief shall nominate three members of the Osage Nation to serve as the Commissioners, subject to confirmation by the Osage Nation Congress. The terms of the Commissioners shall be for a period of three years, from the date of confirmation. Each Commissioner is eligible to serve in the interim period between the expiration of the three-year term and a Congressional confirmation granting the Commissioner a subsequent term or until the Commissioner is replaced, but the interim service period shall not exceed three months.

Initial terms for Commissioners shall be staggered. When confirmed by the Congress, the first position shall be assigned a term of three years, the second position shall be assigned a term of two years, and the third position shall be assigned a term of one year. Appointments made by the Principal Chief shall designate each appointment in accordance with this section. After the initial terms expire, all terms shall be for three years. ONCA 07-09, eff. Dec. 8, 2006; ONCA 10-73, eff. Oct. 5, 2010.