INDIAN GAMING SPECIAL DISTRIBUTION FUND -
PURPOSES AND PRIORITIES
12012.85. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a fund called the "Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund" for the receipt and deposit of moneys received by the state from Indian tribes pursuant to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts. These moneys shall be available for appropriation by the Legislature for the following purposes:
(a) Grants, including any administrative costs, for programs designed to address gambling addiction.
(b) Grants, including any administrative costs, for the support of state and local government agencies impacted by tribal government gaming.
(c) Compensation for regulatory costs incurred by the State Gaming Agency and the Department of Justice in connection with the implementation and administration of tribal-state gaming compacts.
(d) Payment of shortfalls that may occur in the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund. This shall be the priority use of moneys in the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.
(e) Disbursements for the purpose of implementing the terms of tribal labor relations ordinances promulgated in accordance with the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts ratified pursuant to Chapter 874 of the Statutes of 1999. No more than 10 percent of the funds appropriated in the Budget Act of 2000 for implementation of tribal labor relations ordinances promulgated in accordance with those compacts shall be expended in the selection of the Tribal Labor Panel. The Department of Human Resources shall consult with and seek input from the parties prior to any expenditure for purposes of selecting the Tribal Labor Panel. Other than the cost of selecting the Tribal Labor Panel, there shall be no further disbursements until the Tribal Labor Panel, which is selected by mutual agreement of the parties, is in place.
(f) Any other purpose specified by law.
(g) Priority for funding from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund is in the following descending order:
(1) An appropriation to the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund in an aggregate amount
sufficient to make payments of any shortfalls that may occur in the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund.
(2) An appropriation to the Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling within the State Department of
Alcohol and Drug Programs for problem gambling prevention programs.
(3) The amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act for allocation between the Department of Justice
and the California Gambling Control Commission for regulatory functions that directly relates to Indian gaming.
(4) An appropriation for the support of local government agencies impacted by tribal gaming.