Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
GAMBLING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits all forms of commercial gambling, including pari-mutual wagering, cards, devices, and lotteries, except in four zones: Adelanto, Blythe, Los Banos and Bakersfield. Within zones games of chance involving cards, dice, lotteries, racing, other gambling, will be regulated by Gaming Commission. Establishes Gaming Commission with authority to investigate, sell licenses or permits, establish fees, set renewal periods and regulate licensing sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within zones. Requires fees be distributed to aid elderly, scientific research, state general fund, and city/county in which zone located. Charitable organizations excepted from provisions of measure. Contains other provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Assuming the measure qualifies for the November 1986 ballot, its enactment would have the following fiscal effects: (1) An initial state revenue loss from the elimination of the State Lottery and the limit on horseracing activity to the four gambling zones of about $400 million in 1986-87, and $700 million in 1987-88. Most of these lost revenues currently are allocated to public education in California. (2) Unknown revenue impacts on state and local governments thereafter. (3) Unknown increases in state and local administrative costs, beginning in 1986-87.
Gerald E. Ronnebeck, 11642 Lee Street, Adelanto, Ca 92301
Failed to Qualify
Gambling California Initiative 385 (1986).