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AB-1039 Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1039


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Perea

February 18, 2011


An act to amend Section 12711 of the Government Code, relating to Indian gaming.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1039, as introduced, Perea. Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.
Existing law creates in the State Treasury the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund for the receipt and deposit of moneys received by the state from certain Indian tribes pursuant to the terms of gaming compacts entered into with the state. Existing law authorizes moneys in that fund to be used for specified purposes, including for grants for the support of state and local government agencies impacted by tribal government gaming. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature to establish a fair and proportionate system to award those grants.
This bill would declare the Legislature’s intent to establish a fair and proportionate system to annually award those grants.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12711 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12711.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a fair and proportionate system to award annual grants from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund for the support of local government agencies impacted by tribal gaming. It is also the intent of the Legislature that priority for funding shall be given to local government agencies impacted by the tribal casinos that contribute to the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that in the event that any compact between any tribe and the state takes effect on or after the effective date of this chapter, or that any compact between any tribe and the state that took effect on or before May 16, 2000, is renegotiated and reexecuted at any time after its initial effective date, money provided to the state by a tribe pursuant to the terms of these compacts shall be applied on a pro rata basis to the state costs for the regulation of gaming and for problem gambling prevention programs in the Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling within the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that if any compact between any tribe and the state takes effect on or after the effective date of this chapter, or if any compact between any tribe and the state that took effect on or before May 16, 2000, is renegotiated and reexecuted at any time after its initial effective date, any revenue sharing provisions of that compact that requires distributions to nongaming or noncompact tribes shall result in a decrease in the amount that the Legislature appropriates pursuant to this chapter.