Idaho State-Tribal Gambling Compact, Proposition 1 (2002)

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An Idaho State-Tribal Gambling Compact, Proposition 1 was on the November 5, 2002 election ballot in Idaho as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. Proposition 1's ballot title was, "An initiative defining tribal video gaming machines and providing for amendment of state-tribal gaming compact providing for their use."

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 232,986 57.8%
No170,09742.2%

Ballot text

The summary of Proposition 1 on the official ballot said:

An initiative relating to Indian gaming; providing findings and purposes; clarifying public policy regarding Indian gaming; adding Idaho Code § 67-429B defining tribal video gaming machines as gaming machines used by Indian tribes which are not activated by a handle or lever, do not dispense coins, currency, tokens or chips, and which perform only certain defined functions, and defining such machines as neither slot machines nor imitations or simulations of any form of casino gaming; adding § 67-429C allowing amendment of state-tribal compacts to allow use of tribal video gaming machines; limiting the number of machines to those in a tribe's possession on January 1, 2002, allowing an increase of 5% per year not to exceed 25% over 10 years; requiring renegotiations of compacts after 10 years; providing a tribal contribution of 5% of annual net gaming income for educational programs and schools on or near the reservations; limiting gaming to Indian lands; providing amendment to state-tribal compacts upon certification to the Idaho Secretary of State of a tribal resolution; providing for automatic approval by State without necessity of executive or legislative action; making initiative effective upon completion of canvass of votes by Idaho Secretary of State; and containing a severability clause.

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