STATE LOTTERY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends Constitution to authorize establishment of a state lottery and to prohibit casinos. Adds statutes providing for establishment of a state-operated lottery. Of the total lottery revenues, requires that 50% bet returned as prizes, not more than 16% be used for expenses, and at least 34% be used for public education. Requires that equal per capita amounts of the funds for education be distributed to kindgergarten-through-12 districts, community college districts, State University and Colleges and University of California. Contains numerous specific provisions concerning the operation and administration of lotteries and funds. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: The effect of this measure on state revenues cannot be predicted with certainty. Once full range of games is operational, estimated yield would be about $500 million annually for public education. Yield for first two years would be less. Estimated 80% of yield would go to K-12 schools, 13% to community colleges, 5% to California State University, and 2% to University of California.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 5398096; A: 57.9; N: 3924346; B: 42.1
Initiative constitutional and statutory
Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians v. Wilson: 39 F. Supp. 2d 1227, E.D. Cal. 1998; Western Telcon, Inc. v. California State Lottery: 13 Cal. 4th 475: 917 P.2d 651: 53 Cal. Rptr. 2d 812, 1996; Western Telcon, Inc. v. California State Lottery: 41 Cal. App. 4th 1668: 43 Cal. Rptr. 2d 747, 1995; Western Telcon, Inc. v. California State Lottery Comm'n: 33 Cal. App. 4th 223: 39 Cal. Rptr. 2d 273, 1995; Aguimatang v. California State Lottery: 234 Cal. App. 3d 769: 286 Cal. Rptr. 57, 1991; Horan v. State: 220 Cal. App. 3d 1503: 270 Cal. Rptr. 194, 1990; City of Gilroy v. State Bd. of Equalization: 212 Cal. App. 3d 589: 260 Cal. Rptr. 723, 1989; City of Gilroy v. State Bd. of Equalization: 210 Cal. App. 3d 1333: 258 Cal. Rptr. 804, 1989
Code Sections Affected
Added "The California State Lottery Act of 1984"
Gail N. Boyle, President, San Diego Teachers Association; Nancy J. Brasmer, President, California School Employees Association; Ed Foglia, Immediate Past President, California Teachers Association Former Chairman, NEA National Tax Limitations Task Force
John Van De Kamp, Attorney General; Robert Presley, State Senator, 36th District Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Children and Youth; Bobette C. Bennett, President, California State Parent-Teacher Association
Rebuttal Against Author
Reverend George Walker Smith, Pastor, Christ United Presbyterian Church San Diego, California Past President, National School Boards Association; Chief Joseph D. McNamera, Police Chief, City of San Jose; Harold S. Dobbs, Attorney at Law Former Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco
State Lottery. California Proposition 37 (1984).