Nebraska Gambling Tax, Measure 419 (2004)

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The Nebraska Gambling Tax Initiative, also known as Initiative Measure 419, was an initiated state statute on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.

Election results

Initiative Measure 419 (Gambling Tax)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 380,161 51.2%
No362,67348.8%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.266)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

A vote "FOR" will enact a statute which: (1) establishes an annual tax on gross gaming revenue generated at permitted locations (defined as locations where authorized operators operate games of chance, including casinos, strategic premises, racetracks, and on-premises establishments) of 36% of the first $15 million of gross gaming revenue and 20% of gross gaming revenue in excess of $15 million; (2) distributes 75% of gaming tax revenues from casinos to the State General Fund and 25% to the community authorizing such casino gaming; (3) distributes 25% of gaming tax revenues at other permitted locations to the State General Fund and 75% to the authorizing community or communities, pro rata; and (4) establishes an annual gaming license fee of $100 on each operator per permitted location.
A vote "AGAINST" will not cause such a statute to be enacted.
Shall a statute be enacted which: (1) establishes an annual tax on gross gaming revenue generated at permitted locations of 36% of the first $15 million and 20% of gross gaming revenue exceeding $15 million; (2) distributes 75% of gaming tax revenues from casinos to the State and 25% to the community authorizing such gaming; (3) distributes 25% of gaming tax revenues at other permitted locations to the State and 75% to the authorizing community or communities; (4) establishes a $100 annual gaming license fee on each operator per permitted location?[1]

Support

The measure was sponsored by a pro-gambling organization calling itself Keep the Money in Nebraska. The same group sponsored three other initiatives in 2004:

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