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Bill seeks to limit Lytton Band casino expansion

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced a bill on Wednesday to block the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians from expanding its Class II facility without gaining state and federal approval.

The tribe acquired the San Pablo Lytton Casino site through an act of Congress. The law backdated the acquisition in order to avoid review under Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Feinstein's bill requires the tribe to go through the Section 20 process if it plans to expand the size of the casino or offer Class III games. The tribe currently lacks a Class III compact.

The bill is S.338. The text is not yet available in Thomas, the Congressional database.

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Feinstein Introduces Bill To Ban San Pablo Casino Expansion (KTVU 1/28)
Press Release: Senator Feinstein Introduces Legislation Banning Expansion of Casino San Pablo Without Federal Oversight (Sen. Feinstein 1/28)