Bill Text: CA SB601 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Gambling policy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2014-01-27 - In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk. [SB601 Detail]

Download: California-2013-SB601-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 601	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Yee

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2013

   An act to add and repeal Section 19803.5 of the Business and
Professions Code, relating to gaming.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 601, as introduced, Yee. Gambling activities and
establishments.
   The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure and regulation
of various legalized gambling activities and establishments by the
California Gambling Control Commission and the investigation and
enforcement of those activities and establishments by the Department
of Justice. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature in
enacting the act, to provide uniform, minimum standards of regulation
of permissible gambling activities and the operation of lawful
gambling establishments.
   This bill would require the Legislative Analyst to conduct an
economic study to be submitted to the Legislature no later than
December 1, 2014, analyzing the economic impact of all California
laws and regulations on gambling establishments and the state's
economy, as specified. The bill would authorize the Legislative
Analyst to submit a claim to the Controller for its expenses
associated with the study, to be paid from the Gambling Control Fund
upon appropriation of the Legislature.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (1) Many states are currently examining their laws governing
gambling and, as a result of that examination, are expanding gambling
in their states to compete with other states that permit more
expansive gambling and a greater variety of legalized games.
   (2) California gambling establishments and tribes compete with
gambling establishments in many states for gambling revenues. This
competition has an economic impact beyond gambling, including, but
not limited to, reduced revenues from tourism and entertainment and
state and local tax proceeds.
   (3) Laws and regulations governing gambling establishments and
permitted games, including, but not limited to, the Gambling Control
Act and the Penal Code, the regulations adopted pursuant to those
laws, and the enforcement of those laws and regulations by the
California Gambling Control Commission, the Department of Justice,
and local governments, have an impact on California's potential to
compete for additional revenues and tax proceeds.
  SEC. 2.  Section 19803.5 is added to the Business and Professions
Code, to read:
   19803.5.  (a) The Legislative Analyst shall conduct an economic
study to be submitted to the Legislature no later than December 1,
2014, analyzing the economic impact of all California laws and
regulations on gambling establishments and the state's economy. At a
minimum, the study shall examine the extent to which the regulation
of permitted games and games procedures and the regulation of the
expansion of gaming impedes economic growth in this sector of the
California economy and state and local tax and fee proceeds. Upon
submission of this study to the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst
may submit a claim to the Controller for its expenses associated with
the study. The Controller may pay those expenses from the Gambling
Control Fund upon appropriation by the Legislature.
   (b) A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be
submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
   (c) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this
section is repealed on December 31, 2015.
                 
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