Arizona Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance, Proposition 202 (2002)
|Voting on Gambling|
|Not on ballot|
|Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance|
- Election results from Arizona Elections Department.
Text of measure
The description on the ballot said:
The summary from the Legislative Council read:
Proposition 202 directs the Governor to enter into tribal gaming compacts allowing Indian tribes to operate slot machines and card and table games on tribal land. Tribes would contribute 1% to 8% of "gross gaming revenue" (defined as the difference between gaming wins and losses, before deducting costs and expenses) to the state to fund programs for problem gambling, classroom size reduction, teacher salary increases, dropout prevention, instructional improvement, trauma and emergency services, wildlife conservation, tourism and local government programs benefiting the general public. These distributions are outside the regular legislative process.
Arizona has entered into gaming compacts with 17 of the state's 21 Indian tribes. These compacts permit the tribes to operate specific gaming activities, including slot machines, that are, according to a federal court decision on appeal, illegal off of Indian reservations. These compacts begin to expire in the summer of 2003.
Proposition 202 directs the Governor to enter into a new gaming compact with each Indian tribe that requests it. All compacts must have the following provisions:
Donors pro and con
Altogether, $31 million was spent on both sides of this ballot initiative.
The committee supporting the initiative was called Arizonans for Fair Gaming and Indian Self-Reliance. This group spent $21.2 million. The largest donors to this committee were:
- The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, $5.3 million.
- Gila River Indian Community, $5.3 million.
- Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, $3 million.
- Tohono Oodham Nation, $1.8 million.
- Ak-Chin Indian Community, $1.6 million.
- Yavapai-Apache Nation, $1.09 million.
- Quechan Indian Tribe, $944,000.
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, $740,000
- Cocopah Indian Tribe, $391,755.
- Mazatzal Casino, $378,000.
- White Mountain Apache Tribe, $327,390.
The committee opposing the initiative was called Yes for Arizona!. Altogether, they spent $10.3 million. The largest donors to this group were:
- Colorado River Indian Tribes, $10,324,579
- Bermuda Palms Mobile Home Park, $1,000.
- Arizona Fair Gaming, Proposition 201 (2002)
- Arizona Governor to Negotiate Tribal Casino Compacts, Proposition 200 (2002)
- Arizona Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance, Proposition 202 (2002)
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- Proposition 202 ballot pamphlet
- Proposition 202 Text
- National Conference of State Legislatures Ballot Measures Database
- Arizona 2002 election results
- [http://www.azsos.gov/election/2002/General/ballotmeasures.htm Secretary of State 2002 ballot measure summary, accessed December 31, 2013
- NCSL ballot measure database, accessed December 31, 2013
- Donors to Yes on 202
- Donors to Yes for Arizona