Proposition Summary

Tribal Gaming Compacts. Exclusive Gaming Rights. Contributions to State. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. • Upon request by federally-recognized Indian tribe, Governor must execute renewable 99-year gaming compact. • Grants exclusive tribal gaming rights; no limits on number of machines, facilities, types of games on Indian land. • Tribes contribute percentage of net gaming income, based on prevailing state corporate tax rate, to state fund. • Contributions cease if non-tribal casino-type gaming is permitted. • Contributions are in lieu of any other fees, taxes, levies. • Requires off-reservation impact assessments, public notice/comment opportunities before significant expansion or construction of gaming facilities. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Unknown effect on payments to the state from Indian tribes. The potential increase or decrease in these payments could be in the tens of millions to over a hundred million dollars annually. • Likely reduction in tribal payments to local governments, potentially totaling in the millions of dollars annually.

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Popular Vote Results

Y:2763800; A:23.7; N:8880110; B:76.3; Abst:945773; C:7.51

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

For Author

RICHARD M. MILANOVICH, Tribal Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Against Author

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor, State of California; LARRY MCCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; SHERIFF BILL KOLENDER, 1st Vice President, California State Sheriffs' Association

Rebuttal Author

DAVID W. PAULSON, President, California District Attorneys Association; JACK GRIBBON, California UNITE HERE!; JOHN T. KEHOE, President, California Senior Action Network

Rebuttal Against Author

RICHARD M. MILANOVICH, Tribal Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians