Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Amends the California Constitution to prohibit tribal casinos in urban areas, as defined, without a two-thirds vote of Legislature. Excludes from urban casino ban tribal lands eligible for gaming and held by tribe with state-tribal gaming compact in effect as of January 1, 2005. Retains Governor's authority to negotiate tribal compacts for other casinos. Repeals legislation enacted after January 1, 2005, ratifying any compact allowing tribal casinos in urban areas. Makes State's waiver of sovereign immunity inapplicable to compacts, negotiations, and disputes concerning urban tribal casinos. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown net fiscal effect on state and local governments from restricting the future development of urban casinos.
Thomas Davidoff, Norman La Force
Failed to Qualify
Urban Areas. Tribal Casino Compacts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1117 (2005).