Gambling-Related Legislation Chaptered in 2015

BUDGET

AB 93 (Weber D) Budget Act of 2015. Chaptered: 6/24/2015 Chapter Number: 10  pdf  

This bill, an urgency measure, makes appropriations for the support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year and includes appropriations for the Commission.

Effective date: June 24, 2015


OTHER GAMING

SB 549 (Hall D)   Charitable raffles. Chaptered: 10/5/2015 Chapter Number: 509 pdf

This bill authorizes a major league sports raffle at a home game conducted by an eligible organization, as defined, for the purpose of directly supporting specified beneficial or charitable purposes in California, or financially supporting another private, nonprofit, eligible organization that performs those purposes if, among other requirements, each ticket sold contains a unique and matching identifier, 50% of the gross receipts generated from the sale of raffle tickets are used to benefit or provide support for beneficial or charitable purposes, as defined, the other 50% is paid to the winner, and the winners of the prizes are determined by a manual draw, as specified.

Note: The regulation and enforcement of sports raffles is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice.

Effective date: January 1, 2016

PROBLEM GAMBLING

SB 75 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review) Health. Chaptered: 6/24/2015 Chapter Number: 18 pdf

This Budget Trailer bill, an urgency measure, makes technical changes to the Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling within the California Department of Public Health (Welfare and Institutions Code section 4369) and makes other changes to law. The bill, in part, renames that office the Office of Problem Gambling and substitutes the term "gambling disorder," as defined, for the terms "pathological gambling disorder" and "problem gambling." The bill also authorizes the gambling disorder prevention and treatment programs to provide services to an affected individual, which the bill defines as a person who experiences adverse psychiatric or physical impacts due to another person's gambling disorder. In addition, the bill authorizes the treatment program to include research and training components, as specified.

Effective date: June 24, 2015

TRIBAL

AB 315 (Bigelow R) Tribal gaming: compact ratification. Chaptered: 10/6/2015 Chapter Number: 512  pdf

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the United Auburn Indian Community, executed on August 14, 2015.

Effective date: October 6, 2015

AB 475 (Bigelow R) Tribal gaming: compact ratification. Chaptered: 6/17/2015 Chapter Number: 8  pdf

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, executed on February 1, 2015.

Effective date: June 17, 2015

AB 795 (Atkins D) Tribal gaming: compact ratification. Chaptered: 10/6/2015 Chapter Number: 520  pdf

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, executed on September 2, 2015.

Effective date: October 6, 2015

AB 1540 (Gray D) Tribal gaming: compact ratification. Chaptered: 10/6/2015 Chapter Number: 531  pdf

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, executed on August 26, 2015.

Effective date: October 6, 2015