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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
PUBLIC BUSINESS
Chapter 285
INDIAN RESERVATIONS AND AFFAIRS
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F.S. 285.712
285.712 Tribal-state gaming compacts.
(1) The Governor is the designated state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, tribal-state gaming compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes located within the state pursuant to the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, 18 U.S.C. ss. 1166-1168 and 25 U.S.C. ss. 2701 et seq., for the purpose of authorizing class III gaming, as defined in that act, on Indian lands within the state.
(2) Any tribal-state compact relating to gaming activities which is entered into by an Indian tribe in this state and the Governor pursuant to subsection (1) must be conditioned upon ratification by the Legislature.
(3) Following completion of negotiations and execution of a compact, the Governor shall submit a copy of the executed tribal-state compact to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives as soon as it is executed. To be effective, the compact must be ratified by both houses of the Legislature by a majority vote of the members present. The Governor shall file the executed compact with the Secretary of State pursuant to s. 15.01.
(4) Upon receipt of an act ratifying a tribal-state compact, the Secretary of State shall forward a copy of the executed compact and the ratifying act to the United States Secretary of the Interior for his or her review and approval, in accordance with 25 U.S.C. s. 2710(8)(d).
History.s. 3, ch. 2010-29.