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AB-2838 Gambling: local ordinances.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/22/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2838


Introduced by Assembly Member Low

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Section 19961.1 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2838, as amended, Low. Gambling: local ordinances.
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. Under existing law, any amendment to a city or county ordinance relating to gambling establishments, or the Gambling Control Act, is required to be submitted to the Department of Justice for review and comment before the ordinance is adopted by the city or county.
This bill would require the Department of Justice to review and comment on any submitted ordinance within 30 60 days of receiving the ordinance.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19961.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19961.1.
 Any amendment to a city or county ordinance relating to gambling establishments, or the Gambling Control Act, shall be submitted to the department for review and comment, before the ordinance is adopted by the city or county. The department shall review and comment on any submitted ordinance within 30 60 days of receiving the ordinance.