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AB-987 Gaming Policy Advisory Committee.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 987


Introduced by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 19817 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gaming.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 987, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Gaming Policy Advisory Committee.
Existing law, 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 requires the commission to establish a 10-member Gaming Policy Advisory Committee for the purpose of discussing matters of controlled gambling regulatory policy and other relevant gambling-related issues. The committee is composed of representatives of controlled gambling licensees and members of the general public in equal numbers.
This bill would increase the membership of the committee from 10 to 12 members, and would instead require the committee to be composed of 5 representatives of controlled gambling licensees, 5 members of the general public, and 2 representatives from the Department of Justice.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19817 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19817.
 The commission shall establish and appoint a Gaming Policy Advisory Committee of 10 12 members. The committee shall be composed of five representatives of controlled gambling licensees and licensees, five members of the general public in equal numbers. public, and two members from the department. The executive director shall, from time to time, convene the committee for the purpose of discussing matters of controlled gambling regulatory policy and any other relevant gambling-related issue. The recommendations concerning gambling policy made by the committee shall be presented to the commission, but shall be deemed advisory and not binding on the commission in the performance of its duties or functions. The committee may not advise the commission on Indian gaming.