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Prepared by the Attorney General

Proposition 70

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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