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H.R. 308 (114th): Keep the Promise Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2015 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


Union Calendar No. 67


1st Session

H. R. 308

[Report No. 114–95]


January 13, 2015

(for himself, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Schweikert, and Mr. Salmon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

April 29, 2015

Additional sponsors: Ms. McCollum, Mr. Kildee, and Mr. Conyers

April 29, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


To prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep the Promise Act of 2015.



The Congress finds as follows:


In 2002, the voters in the State of Arizona approved Proposition 202, the Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance Act.


To obtain the support of Arizona voters to approve Proposition 202, the Indian tribes within Arizona agreed to limit the number of casinos within the State and in particular within the Phoenix metropolitan area.


This Act preserves the agreement made between the tribes and the Arizona voters until the expiration of the gaming compacts authorized by Proposition 202.



For the purposes of this Act—


the terms Indian tribe, class II gaming, and class III gaming have the meanings given those terms in section 4 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2703); and


the term Phoenix metropolitan area means land within Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, that is north of latitude 33 degrees, 5 minutes, 13 seconds north, east of longitude 113 degrees, 20 minutes, 0 seconds west, and west of longitude 110 degrees, 50 minutes, 45 seconds west, using the NED 1983 State Plane Arizona FOPS 0202 coordinate system.


Gaming clarification



Class II gaming and class III gaming are prohibited on land within the Phoenix metropolitan area acquired by the Secretary of the Interior in trust for the benefit of an Indian tribe after April 9, 2013.



The prohibition in subsection (a) shall expire on January 1, 2027.

April 29, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed