Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion. Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments. Revenues, Tax Exemptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. • Authorizes Governor to negotiate tribal compact amendments requiring that Indian tribes pay 25% of slot machine/gaming device revenues to government fund, comply with multiple state laws, and accept state court jurisdiction. • If compacted tribes don't unanimously accept required amendments within 90 days, or if determined unlawful, authorizes sixteen specified non-tribal racetracks and gambling establishments to operate 30,000 slot machines/gaming devices, paying 33% of net revenues to fund government public safety, regulatory, social programs. • Provides exemption from specified state/local tax increases. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Increased gambling revenues—potentially over $1 billion annually. The revenues would be provided primarily to local governments throughout the state for additional child protective, police, and firefighting services. • Depending on outcome of tribal negotiations, potential loss of state revenues totaling hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Popular Vote Results
Y:1897177; A:16.2; N:9801284; B:83.8; Abst:891222; C:7.08
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
LEE BACA, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles; LOU BLANAS, Sheriff, County of Sacramento; ROY BURNS, President, Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor, State of California; JEFF SEDIVEC, President, California State Firefighters' Association; WAYNE QUINT, JR., President, California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations
Rebuttal Against Author
LEE BACA, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles; LOU BLANAS, Sheriff, County of Sacramento; ROY BURNS, President, Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) --
Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion. Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments. Revenues, Tax Exemptions. California Proposition 68 (2004).