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

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The Idaho State-Tribal Gambling Compact Initiative, also known as Initiative 1 , was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Idaho as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure defined tribal video gaming machines, and provided for the amendment of the State-Tribal Gaming Compact, which provides for their use.[1]

Election results

Idaho INIT 1 (2002)
Approveda Yes 232,986 57.80%

Election results via: Idaho Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The ballot title reads as:[2]

"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".[3]

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  1. Idaho Secretary of State, "Idaho Initiative History"," accessed April 29, 2014
  2. Idaho Secretary of State, "2002 Proposed Ballot Initiatives," accessed April 29, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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