Bill Text: TX SJR45 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of certain gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on tribal land.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2013-03-18 - Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair [SJR45 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-SJR45-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Rodriguez S.J.R. No. 45
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of
  certain gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes
  on tribal land.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 47, Article III, Texas Constitution, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (f) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The Legislature shall pass laws prohibiting lotteries
  and gift enterprises in this State other than those authorized by
  Subsections (b), (d), [and] (e), and (f) of this section.
         (f)  The Legislature by general law in accordance with
  federal law and the rules of the National Indian Gaming Commission
  shall authorize the operation of Class II gaming, as defined by
  Section 4(n), Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. Section
  2703(7)), by a federally recognized Indian tribe.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2013.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the
  operation of certain gaming in this state by federally recognized
  Indian tribes on tribal land."
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