1998 INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS. REFERENDUM STATUTE. • A ‘‘Yes’’ vote approves, a ‘‘No’’ vote rejects a law, previously passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, that would: • Formally approve 11 tribal-state compacts that were concluded in 1998; • Provide procedures for approving future compacts; • Declare the Governor responsible for negotiation of compacts; and authorize Governor to waive state’s immunity to suit by tribes. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • If Proposition 1A (on this ballot) is approved, Proposition 29 would have no fiscal impact on state and local governments. • If Proposition 1A is not approved, Proposition 29 would result in unknown, but probably not significant fiscal impacts on state and local governments.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3654688; A: 53.1; N: 3234492; B: 46.9
Art Croney, Executive Director, Committee on Moral Concerns; Harvey N. Chinn, California Director, National Coalition Against Gambling Expansion; Cheryl A. Schmit, Co-Chair, Stand Up for California
RICHARD M. MILANOVICH, Tribal Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Rebuttal Against Author
Harvey Chinn, California Director, National Coalition Against Gambling Expansion; Art Croney, Executive Director, Committee On Moral Concerns; Cheryl Schmit, Co-Chair, Stand Up For California
1998 Indian Gaming Compacts. California Proposition 29 (2000).