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TRIBAL GAMING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends Constitution to exempt gaming activities and facilities operated on Indian lands according to federal law from prohibition against lotteries and casino gambling. Authorizes tribal gaming to include specified card games, lottery games, slot machines, and other games if later authorized by Legislature. Reenacts 1998 initiative measure (Proposition 5) that mandates specific tribal-state gaming compact terms and conditions. Future restriction of gaming on Indian lands subject to voter approval. Declares this measure and ballot referendum related to tribal gaming do not conflict and, if both approved, should be reconciled to greatest possible extent. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have no fiscal effect on state and local governments unless the state Supreme Court rules Proposition 5, the above-referenced 1998 initiative measure, unconstitutional. In this case, this measure would probably have a limited effect on state and local revenues in the near term, with potential longer-term significant annual revenue increases to the extent there is a large diversion of gambling activity from other states to California.
Richard M. Milanovich C/O Jeffrey E. Langan, Esq. Reed & Davidson, 520 South Grand Avenue, Suite 700, Los Angeles, Ca 90071 (213) 624-6200
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Tribal Gaming. California Initiative 849 (1999).