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AB-2808 Horse racing: exchange wagering: operative extension.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 2808
CHAPTER 335

An act to amend Section 19604.7 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to horse racing.

[ Approved by Governor  September 13, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  September 13, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2808, Gipson. Horse racing: exchange wagering: operative extension.
The Horse Racing Law authorizes exchange wagering, as provided, and authorizes the California Horse Racing Board to recover any costs associated with the licensing or regulation of exchange wagering by imposing an assessment on the exchange wagering licensee in an amount that does not exceed the reasonable costs associated with the licensing or regulation of exchange wagering. Existing law requires any racing association or racing fair receiving distributions from any exchange provider’s exchange revenues to distribute a portion of that revenue to the official registering agency in a specified manner. Existing law makes these exchange wagering provisions inoperative on May 1, 2016, and repeals them on January 1, 2017. Violations of the Horse Racing Law are generally misdemeanors.
This bill would extend those inoperative and repeal dates to May 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021, respectively. The bill, by extending these requirements, the violation of which is a crime, would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19604.7 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19604.7.
 This article shall become inoperative on May 1, 2020, and, as of January 1, 2021, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.