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Date Published: 09/06/2019 04:00 AM
SB674:v98#DOCUMENT

Enrolled  September 05, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  May 20, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 03, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 674


Introduced by Senator McGuire
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Wood)

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 12012.100 to the Government Code, relating to tribal gaming, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 674, McGuire. Tribal gaming: compact ratification.
The existing federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 provides for the negotiation and execution of tribal-state gaming compacts for the purpose of authorizing certain types of gaming on Indian lands within a state. The California Constitution authorizes the Governor to negotiate and conclude tribal-state gaming compacts, subject to ratification by the Legislature. Existing law expressly ratifies a nspan>   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 12012.100 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12012.100.
 (a) The tribal-state gaming compact entered into in accordance with the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. Secs. 1166 to 1168, inclusive, and 25 U.S.C. Sec. 2701 et seq.) between the State of California and the Hoopa Valley Tribe, executed on October 19, 2018, is hereby ratified.
(b) (1) In deference to tribal sovereignty, none of the following actions shall be deemed a project for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code):
(A) The execution of the tribal-state gaming compact ratified by this section.
(B) The execution of an amendment to the tribal-state gaming compact ratified by this section.
(C) The execution of an intergovernmental agreement between a tribe and a county or city government negotiated pursuant to the express authority of, or as expressly referenced in, the tribal-state gaming compact ratified by this section.
(D) The execution of an intergovernmental agreement between a tribe and the Department of Transportation negotiated pursuant to the express authority of, or as expressly referenced in, the tribal-state gaming compact ratified by this section.
(E) The on-reservation impacts of compliance with the terms of the tribal-state gaming compact ratified by this section.
(2) Except as expressly provided in this section, this subdivision does not exempt a city, county, or city and county, or the Department of Transportation, from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to enhance the economic development, stability, and self-sufficiency of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and to protect the interests of the tribe and its members, the surrounding community, and the California public at the earliest possible time, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.