Gambling-Related Legislation Chaptered in 2016


BUDGET

SB 826 (Leno D)  Budget Act of 2016.  Chapter Number: 23

This bill, an urgency measure, makes appropriations for the support of state government for the 2016-17 fiscal year and includes appropriations for the Commission.

Effective date: June 27, 2016


SB 835 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)  State government.  Chapter Number: 344

This Budget Trailer bill, an urgency measure, provides a $3 million appropriation from the Gambling Control Fund to the Department of Justice (Bureau of Gambling Control) for 20 positions (three years) to address the backlog in investigations related to cardroom licensing. This is an appropriation related to the Budget bill (SB 826, Chapter 23, Budget Act of 2016). Note: The bill does not increase the overall funding from the Gambling Control Act in the Budget Act of 2016 for these positions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Effective date: September 13, 2016


GAMBLING CONTROL ACT / CARDROOMS

SB 1171 (Committee on Judiciary)  Maintenance of the codes.  Chapter Number: 86

This is Legislative Counsel's annual maintenance of the codes omnibus bill. This bill makes nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature. The bill includes conforming technical amendments to the Gambling Control Act (Section 19861). Note: SB 730 (Florez, Chapter 438, Statutes of 2007) included amendments to Business and Professions Code section 19801 that, in part, that renumbered subdivision (i) to (j). However, the reference to subdivision (i) of Section 19801within f Section 19801section 19861 was not changed to conform to the 2007 bill. SB 1171 makes this correction.

Effective date: January 1, 2017


TRIBAL

AB 291 (Atkins D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 284

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Barona Band of Mission Indians, executed on June 22, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 466 (Brown D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 285

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, executed on August 16, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 629 (Gonzalez D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 160

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, executed on May 6, 2016.

Effective date: August 22, 2016


AB 1282 (Gray D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 287

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, executed on June 28, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 1355 (Gray D)  Gaming: Tribal Nation Grant Fund.  Chapter Number: 118

This bill specifies that the Tribal Nation Grant Fund reflects a vision of facilitating the development of tribal institutions and improving the quality of life of tribal people throughout the state.

Effective date: January 1, 2017


AB 1767 (Bigelow R)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 291

This bill, an urgency measure, ratifies amendment to the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, executed on June 22, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 1977 (Wood D)  Tribal gaming: compact amendment ratification.  Chapter Number: 296

This bill ratifies amendments to the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, executed on August 4, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 2358 (Gonzalez D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 298

This bill ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians, executed on August 4, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


AB 2914 (Committee on Governmental Organization)  Gaming: Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund.  Chapter Number: 110

This bill updates Government Code sections 12012.75 and 12012.90 related to the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund (RSTF) that was established to implement the 1999 tribal-state gaming compacts. Specifically, the bill: (1) Updates the statute to incorporate the provisions in the new and amended Compacts, including the definition of the RSTF; (2) Deletes obsolete provisions in the Government Code related to the methodology for determining RSTF shortfalls and making RSTF distributions; (3) Allows the Commission to aggregate the amounts paid into the RSTF by individual tribes in the Commission's quarterly RSTF report for those tribes that contribute on a net win or gross gaming revenue basis and protects tribal information that is confidential pursuant to the Compacts; (4) Improves the structure of the statute; and, (5) Makes other nonsubstantive, technical changes related to the RSTF.

Effective date: January 1, 2017


AB 2915 (Garcia, Eduardo D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 240

This bill ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, executed on August 4, 2016.

Effective date: August 29, 2016


SB 187 (Hall D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 306

This bill ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Jamul Indian Village of California, executed on August 8, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016


SB 404 (De León D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 229

This bill ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, executed on June 28, 2016.

Effective date: August 29, 2016


SB 1187 (Lara D)  Claims against the state: appropriation.  Chapter Number: 281

Existing law requires the Attorney General, who is the head of the Department of Justice, to report certain claims, settlements, and judgments against the state to the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Appropriations or the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. Existing law requires the chairperson to introduce legislation appropriating funds for the payment of the claims, settlements, and judgments. This bill would appropriate $36,555,686.61 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to pay the judgment and any applicable interest or settlement in specified cases. The bill includes an appropriation of $36.3 million from the General Fund to the Department of Justice for the judgement and interest related to Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission v. State of California

Effective date: August 9, 2016


SB 1313 (Hall D)  Tribal gaming: compact ratification.  Chapter Number: 310

This bill ratifies the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of California and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, executed on August 4, 2016.

Effective date: September 12, 2016