Today's Law As Amended


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SB-576 Gambling: local moratorium. (2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 19961.07 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

19961.07.
 (a) Notwithstanding Sections 19961, 19961.05, and 19962, commencing on January 1, 2022, a city, county, or city and county may amend an ordinance to increase the number of gambling tables that may be operated in a gambling establishment by up to two tables each calendar year, up to a maximum total of 10 additional tables, above the number of tables authorized under the ordinance that was in effect on January 1, 2022. A city, county, or city and county’s jurisdictional limit may expand to accommodate the increase of gaming tables pursuant to this section.
(b) The authority provided in subdivision (a) shall be in addition to any authorization under any other law for a city, county, or city and county to increase the number of gambling tables that may be operated in a gambling establishment in the city, county, or city and county.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19962 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19962.
 (a) Neither the  The  governing body nor or  the electors of a county, city, or city and county that has not authorized legal gaming within its boundaries prior to January 1, 1996, shall not  authorize legal gaming.
(b) An ordinance in effect on January 1, 1996, that authorizes legal gaming within a city, county, or city and county may shall  not be amended to expand gaming in that jurisdiction beyond that permitted on January 1, 1996.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, 2028,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2023, 2028,  deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 3.

 Section 19963 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19963.
 (a) In addition to any other limitations on the expansion of gambling imposed by Section 19962 or any provision of this chapter, the commission may shall  not issue a gambling license for a gambling establishment that was not licensed to operate on December 31, 1999, unless an application to operate that establishment was on file with the department prior to September 1, 2000.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, 2028,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2023, 2028,  deletes or extends that date.