Arizona Fair Gaming, Proposition 201 (2002)
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|Not on ballot|
- Election results from Arizona Elections Department.
Text of measure
The description on the ballot said:
Continues Indian gaming in Arizona; requires increased government regulation of gaming operations and improved public disclosure of gaming revenues; permits Arizona non-tribal gaming operators a limited number of gaming devices, with 40% of gross revenues directed to the general fund to pay for: kindergarten through third grade reading programs, college scholarships, prescription drug benefits for seniors, rural health-care, police and fire protection, and tourism promotion; authorizes Tribes to share 8% of gross revenues with the State; authorizes Tribal-State gaming compacts for a ten year period; assures rural Indian Tribes receive a fair share of gaming revenues.
The summary from the Legislative Council was:
Proposition 201 allows racetracks conducting live horse and dog racing to operate slot machines and authorizes the Governor to enter into tribal gaming compacts allowing Indian tribes to operate slot machines and card and table games on tribal land. Racetracks would pay 40% of their "gross gaming revenue" (defined as the difference between gaming wins and losses, before deducting costs and expenses) from the operation of slot machines to the state to fund racing and agricultural programs, reading programs for kindergarten through third grade students, programs to provide medical assistance in rural areas and reduce the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare recipients, scholarships, statewide tourism, programs for problem gambling, local government programs to provide enhanced police, fire and emergency services, and to the state fund used for the general operation of state government. Tribes that compact to conduct house-banked blackjack or house-banked poker, or that elect to transfer unused slot machines would contribute 8% of their "gross gaming revenue" to the state fund used for the general operation of state government.
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.
State law currently allows wagering on horse and dog racing at facilities that have state permits. State law does not presently allow horse and dog tracks to offer slot machines. Proposition 201 allows the operation of slot machines at racetracks and authorizes the Governor to enter into new gaming compacts with Indian tribes as follows:
Path to the ballot
Progressive Campaigns, Inc. collected the signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot.
- 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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- Full text of Proposition 201
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- National Conference of State Legislatures Ballot Measures Database
- Arizona 2002 election results
- Secretary of State 2002 ballot measures summary, accessed December 31, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- NCSL ballot measure database, accessed December 31, 2013
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