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CASINO GAMBLING PILOT PROJECT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Creates pilot project for City of Adelanto and Bishop Paiute Reservation, expandable to other counties after 28 years. Repeals conflicting constitutional, statutory prohibitions against casino gambling. Establishes gaming commission appointed by Governor, with specified powers, duties, salaries, staff. Mandates Legislature to enact specific gaming laws. Authorizes City of Adelanto to permit gaming locally. Prohibits gaming without city license, tribal license, and state permit. Requires permittees to pay initial fee of $225,000 for deposit in the General Fund, annually thereafter, for the purpose of lowering taxes. Limits Indian gaming to the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: This measure could result in millions, or tens of millions, of dollars annually in state revenue and potentially millions of dollars annually in local revenues from fees and taxes associated with casino-type operations and other related economic activity. Some of the increased revenues would be offset by state and local regulatory costs, increased Proposition 98 funding, and, potentially, by reduced lottery and horseracing-related revenues.
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Casino Gambling Pilot Project. California Initiative 705 (1996).