Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Michigan Gambling Outlets Amendment, Proposal 1 (2004)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on Gambling
Roulette.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Local Measures
Michigan Constitution
Seal of Michigan.png
Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIISchedule

The Michigan Gambling Outlets Amendment, also known as Proposal 1 appeared on the November 2, 2004 statewide ballot in Michigan as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

The proposed constitutional amendment:

  • Requires voter approval of any form of gambling authorized by law after January 1, 2004.
  • Requires voter approval of any new state lottery games utilizing "table games" or "player operated mechanical or electronic devices" introduced after January 1, 2004.
  • Provides that when voter approval is required, both statewide voter approval and voter approval in the city or township where gambling will take place must be obtained.
  • Specifies that the voter approval requirement does not apply to Indian tribal gaming or gambling in up to three casinos located in the City of Detroit.[1]

Aftermath

2008 lawsuit to overturn Proposal 1

In April 2008, Michigan horse racing interests filed a federal lawsuit against the governor and state attorney general, arguing that the provisions of Proposal 1 violate the U.S. Constitution. Betting on horse racing declined 45 percent from $474.6 million in 1997, before three Detroit casinos opened, to about $261 million last year, the lawsuit alleged. [2]

Election results

Michigan Proposal 1 (2004)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,689,448 58.3%
No1,926,72141.7%

Official results via: The Michigan Secretary of the State

Text of measure

The official ballot language was:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE VOTER APPROVAL OF ANY FORM OF GAMBLING AUTHORIZED BY LAW AND CERTAIN NEW STATE LOTTERY GAMES
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
— Require voter approval of any form of gambling authorized by law after January 1, 2004.
— Require voter approval of any new state lottery games utilizing "table games" or “player operated mechanical or electronic devices” introduced after January 1, 2004.
— Provide that when voter approval is required, both statewide voter approval and voter approval in the city or township where gambling will take place must be obtained.
— Specify that the voter approval requirement does not apply to Indian tribal gaming or gambling in up to three casinos located in the City of Detroit.
[1]

Campaign funding

Below is information on the amount of funds raised for Proposal 1:[3]

Ballot measure committee Total
Let Voters Decide Yes on 1 $19,655,305
Citizens For Truth $49,721

Below is information on the amount of funds raised against Proposal 1:[3]

Ballot measure committee Total
No Casino Monopoly No on Proposal 1 $4,136,949
Committee to Protect Our Schools $3,705,290

See also

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Suggest a link

External links

References