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The Senate Indian Affairs Committee
is held a hearing today on discussion draft legislation regarding the regulation of Class III gaming.
The bill [PDF
] seeks to affirm the National Indian Gaming Commission's authority over Class III gaming. A court case said that role was left to tribes and states through the compacting process.
The hearing started at 9:30am and lasted about 90 minutes. Tracy Burris of the Chickasaw Nation was unable to attend due to air travel problems.
Due to a vote on the Senate floor, the committee first took testimony from the two panels then brought them together for one round of questions. You can download MP3 clips below.
Panel 1 - Testimony
MR. PHILIP HOGEN
Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission
MR. DEAN SHELTON
Chairman, California Gambling Control Commission
Panel 2 - Testimony
THE HONORABLE MYRA PEARSON
Chairman, Great Plains Indian Gaming Association
, Chairman, Spirit Lake Tribe
Accompanied by: KURT LUGER, Executive Director, Great Plains Indian Gaming Association, Bismarck, ND
THE HONORABLE W. RON ALLEN
Chairman, Washington Indian Gaming Association
, Chairman, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
THE HONORABLE VALERIE WELSH-TAHBO
Councilmember, Colorado River Indian Tribes
MR. TRACY BURRIS
Commissioner, Chickasaw Nation Gaming Commission
HEARING on discussion draft legislation regarding the regulation of class III gaming
(June 28, 2007)