Proposition Summary

GAMBLING ON TRIBAL LANDS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. • Modifies state Constitution’s prohibition against casinos and lotteries, to authorize Governor to negotiate compacts, subject to legislative ratification, for the operation of slot machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games by federally recognized Indian tribes on Indian lands in California, in accordance with federal law. • Authorizes slot machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games to be conducted and operated on tribal lands subject to the compacts. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Uncertain fiscal effect on state and local tax revenues ranging from minor impact to significant annual increases. • State license fees of tens of millions of dollars each year available for gambling-related costs and other programs.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SCA 11 (Proposition 1A) Assembly - Ayes, 75; Noes, 4 -- Senate - Ayes, 35; Noes, 0

Popular Vote Results

Y: 4758638; A: 64.5; N: 2628451; B: 35.5

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Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

For Author

ANTHONY PICO, Tribal Chairman, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians; PAULA LORENZO, Tribal Chairperson, Rumsey Indian Rancheria; MARK MACARRO, Tribal Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Against Author

BRUCE THOMPSON, Member, California State Assembly

Rebuttal Author

BRUCE THOMPSON, Member, California Assembly; LEO McCARTHY, Former Lieutenant Governor of California; MELANIE MORGAN, Recovering Gambling Addict

Rebuttal Against Author

CAROLE GOLDBERG, Professor of Law and American Indian Studies; JEFF SEDIVEC, President, California State Firefighters Association; ANTHONY PICO, Chairman, Californians For Indian Self- Reliance