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An Open Letter To the Governor and California Legislature
The passage of Proposition 1A has brought about a significant imbalance in California’s gambling policy. This imbalance is worsened because the tribal-state compacts negotiated by the Governor and approved by the Legislature failed to balance the rightsof non-Indian citizens with the rights of tribes. This disregard creates havoc in communities that are directly affected by the rush to build Nevada-style casinos throughout the state.
AB 2788 - support in part
Stand Up For California is writing to you today to respectfully request that you sign AB 2788 by Assembly Man Bret Granlund. Stand Up For California supports that portion of this bill that closes a loophole in existing law, so that card clubs with five or fewer tables will be significantly limited in their ability to expand without seeking a vote of the citizens.
AB 2760 Previously AB 1405 - Oppose
Telephone wagering is the ultimate expansion of gambling in California. This presents many new issues concerning the lack of regulations and oversight of this industry. AB 2760 provides no money for the State’s General Fund, yet the State will have the expense of regulatory issues.
AB 2752 - Gregory Canyon-Request serious consideration
Once again this is legislation that is being brought forward to resolve a local issue by powerful democrats that live nowhere near the Pala Tribe or the landfill sight at Gregory Mountain. I have read the documentation of the Pala Tribes scared sight, and indeed the mountain is scared. This legislation presents many serious issues.
AB1423 - Oppose
AB 1429 creates mini casinos out of California card clubs by attempting to legalize in statutory law the banking game of “Twenty One”. To legalize banking games, as Indian Tribes have discovered, there must be a change to the California Constitution.
AB 1416
AB 1405 - Oppose
The passage of Proposition 1A has brought about a significant imbalance in the States gaming industry. This imbalance is creating a gambling arms race between the card clubs and horse racing in an attempt to compete with Indian tribes. I am writing to ask that you carefully and seriously review AB 1405 — a bill that will expand gambling in both rural and metropolitan areas. This bill has the potential to make California the “bookie” of the nation.
AB 1066 - Oppose
This legislation was brought forward by an Assembly Member from a district five hundred miles south of El Dorado County in an effort to resolve a local issue for the Shingle Springs Miwoks. Assembly Member Cardenas never consulted the County of El Dorado nor State Senator Tim Leslie or Assembly Member Rico Oller. Assembly Member Cardenas didn’t even call to discuss the issue with Grassy Run Homeowner President Penny LeDoux, for input into this legislation.
AB 317 - Request for Veto
These are the very issues that have been declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court. “The Legislature has no power to authorize, and shall prohibit casinos of the type currently operating in Nevada and New Jersey.” California State gambling policy should not be changed without the approval of the citizens, nor should State Legislators be voting on a statutory bill that clearly violates California’s Constitution.
ACR 185 - Oppose
Assembly Member Battin's reference to enforcement of the Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA) is a sham. IF the people of California could enforce that Act, we would all be a lot better off. But we cannot. The Supreme Court, in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, has held that the only way that any provision of the ICRA can be enforced is by petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Habeas corpus is not available to anyone who is not in custody. Thus, there are all kinds of purported rights set forth in the ICRA that cannot possibly be enforced because there is no way that the habeas corpus procedure can apply to them. It is simply a lie to say that the ICRA "ensures the civil rights of Indian people”.
Proposition 1A Gambling on Tribal Lands-legislative Constitutional Amendment
Modifies state Constitution's prohibition against casinos and lotteries, to authorize Governor to negotiate compacts, subject to legislative ratification for the operation of slot machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games by federally recognized Indian tribes on Indian lands in California in accordance with federal law. Authorizes slot machines, lottery games and banking and percentage card games to be conducted and operated on tribal lands subject to the compacts.
Proposition 29 - Tribal State Compacts (Pala Compact)
Proposition 29 preserves the rights of California citizens and local communities if tribal gambling casinos are established or expanded in their communities. This measure empowers local governments with an opportunity to address and resolve negative impacts created by casinos, including traffic congestion: sanitation, pollution and zoning problems; law enforcement and fire protection; violation of building codes; and the lack of basic public health and safety regulations, and reimbursement of their costs.
1998 Proposition 5 - Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. Tribal Casinos. Initiative Statute.
Specifies terms and conditions of mandatory compact between state and Indian tribes for gambling on tribal land. Mandates Governor to sign compact upon request by tribe. Permits alternative compacts only if consistent with prescribed compact · Permits gambling devices and lotteries at tribal casinos. · Amends California law to allow slot machines and banked card games at tribal casmos. · Provides for contributions to trust funds benefiting nongaming tribes, statewide emergency medical care programs, and programs benefiting communities near tribes, if tribes retain monopoly on authorized gambling. · Provides for reimbursement of state regulatory costs. Note: Overturned by California Supreme Court 1999.
Jan. 14, 2000 Jt. Legislative Budget Committee Tribal Taxes.pdf
Sept. 7, 1999 SCA 11 Reports Standing committees.pdf