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AB-1918 Gambling: work permits.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/13/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1918


Introduced by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

January 13, 2020


An act to amend Sections 19912 and 19915 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1918, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Gambling: work permits.
Existing law allows the California Gambling Control Commission to issue a temporary work permit that is valid for a period of time specified by the commission, to a person applying to be a gambling enterprise employee or independent agent pending completion of the applicant’s background investigation and official action by the commission. Existing law sets the fee required to be paid for a work permit issued by the commission in amount no less than $25 and no more than $250.
This bill would limit the period for a temporary work permit to 180 days and would lower the maximum amount of work permit fee to $225.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19912 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 432 of the Statutes if 2019, is amended to read:

19912.
 (a) (1) A person shall not be employed as a gambling enterprise employee, or serve as an independent agent, except as provided in paragraph (2), (3), or (4), unless the person is the holder of one of the following:
(A) A valid work permit issued in accordance with the applicable ordinance or regulations of the county, city, or city and county in which the person’s duties are performed.
(B) A work permit issued by the commission pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission for the issuance and renewal of work permits. A work permit issued by the commission shall be valid for two years.
(2) An independent agent is not required to hold a work permit if the independent agent is not a resident of this state and has registered with the department in accordance with regulations.
(3) A person whose job duties are not supervisory, not related to the operation or administration of gambling, and who does not perform employment duties in the area where gambling is conducted, may begin working as a gambling enterprise employee after applying for a work permit provided that the person wears a temporary badge on their outermost garment at chest level with their name, picture, and the words “Non-Gaming Employee, Work Permit Pending.” Except as provided in paragraph (4), after the person has received a work permit, the person many perform any duties for which a work permit is required. If the person is denied a work permit, the person shall not work as a gambling enterprise employee in any gaming or nongaming job.
(4) A person who is 18 through 20 years of age may be employed without a work permit and only in a position that is not supervisory, not related to the operation or administration of gambling, and not allowed to perform duties in an area in which gambling is conducted, until the person reaches 21 years of age, if the person wears a badge on their outermost garment at chest level with the words “Non-Gaming Employee: Under 21.” The badge shall have a different background color than the badges worn by other gambling enterprise employees.
(b) Except as provided in this section, a work permit shall not be issued by the commission or by any city, county, or city and county to any person who would be disqualified from holding a state gambling license for the reasons specified in subdivisions (a) to (f), inclusive, of Section 19859.
(c) The department may object to the issuance of a work permit by a city, county, or city and county for any cause specified under this chapter deemed reasonable by the department, and if the department objects to issuance of a work permit, the work permit issued by a city, county, or city and county shall be denied.
(1) The commission shall adopt regulations specifying particular grounds for objection to issuance of, or refusal to issue, a work permit.
(2) The ordinance of any city, county, or city and county relating to issuance of work permits shall permit the department to object to the issuance of any permit.
(3) Any person whose application for a work permit has been denied because of an objection by the department may apply to the commission for an evidentiary hearing in accordance with regulations.
(d) Application for a work permit for use in any jurisdiction where a locally issued work permit is not required by the licensing authority of a city, county, or city and county shall be made to the department, and may be granted or denied by the commission for any cause specified under this chapter.
(1) If the commission denies the application, it shall include in its notice of denial a statement of facts upon which it relied in denying the application.
(2) Upon receipt of an application for a work permit, the commission may issue a temporary work permit for a period specified by the commission, not to exceed 180 days pending completion of the background investigation by the department and official action by the commission with respect to the work permit application.
(e) An order of the commission denying an application for, or placing restrictions or conditions on, a work permit, including an order declining to issue a work permit following review pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (c), may be reviewed in accordance with subdivision (e) of Section 19870.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19915 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19915.
 The fee for a work permit issued by the commission shall be not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) or more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250). two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).