New York Voters Approve Casino Expansion - North Fork, NY - Up to four casinos could be built upstate in the next seven years. Proposition 48, a referendum on so-called “off-reservation gaming” that voters rejected in 2014, likely will not create much more than a few years of delays for the North Fork Mono Rancheria In November 2014 a ballot referendum on off-reservation gaming (Proposition 48) was rejected by voters. This effectively stopped construction of this project. A legal challenge was started to determine if the referendum could nullify the tribe's gaming compact with the state. 2015 In November 2015, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Gov. Jerry Brown and the North fork Rancheria to return to The federal Department of the Interior on Friday approved the gaming compact for the North Fork Mono Rancheria tribe’s casino north of Madera. This proposition is a referendum on AB 277. If voters approve Proposition 48, the gaming compacts between the state and the two tribes would go into effect. The compacts of AB 277/Proposition 48 would allow the North Fork tribe to build a casino with up to 2,000 slot machines on federally entrusted North Fork land in Madera County. The North Fork tribe said other tribes are just afraid of more competition. Opponents fear the project could start a race to get more casinos closer to population centers. Get the Story: Referendum Could Stop North Fork Casino (California Public Radio 12/2) Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents: Referendum. Oial Title and Summary P reared y te Attrney eneral 48 Background In June 2013, the Legislature passed AB 277, which approves gaming compacts between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe. Under the State Constitution, enacted legislation can generally be placed before voters as a referendum to determine whether it can go into effect. This Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts. Yes/No Statement A YES vote on this measure means: Additionally, any state or local governmental agency that assists in the construction of the North Fork casino (such as through the construction of a road to the casino) would be exempt from certain state environmental regulations. If this proposition is rejected by voters, North Fork would not be able Referendum Could Stop North Fork Casino Katie Orr Monday, December 2, 2013 | Sacramento, CA The North Fork tribe said other tribes are just afraid of more competition. Opponents fear the The referendum could create approximately 4,000 jobs. Keep local control of a community-supported project. Protect lands in the Sierra foothills and near Yosemite, since the referendum will allow the North Fork Tribe (whose reservation is located in those areas) to develop an off-reservation casino. Promote self-sufficiency for the tribe.
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