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AB-2097 California Gambling Control Commission. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/05/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2097


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

February 05, 2020


An act to amend Section 19813 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2097, as introduced, Gallagher. California Gambling Control Commission.
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, the commission is composed of 5 members who are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Existing law requires the Governor to fill any vacancies on the commission, subject to confirmation by the Senate, within 60 days of the date of the vacancy.
This bill would reduce the time to fill a vacancy to within 45 days of the date of the vacancy.
Existing law authorizes the Governor to remove a member of the commission for incompetence, neglect of duty, or corruption upon first giving the member a copy of the charges and an opportunity to be heard.
This bill would require the Governor to notify the Legislature of the removal of a member of the commission.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19813 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19813.
 (a) Of the members initially appointed, two shall be appointed for a term of two years, two shall be appointed for a term of three years, and one shall be appointed for a term of four years. After the initial terms, the term of office of each member of the commission is four years.
(b) The Governor shall appoint the members of the commission, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and shall designate one member to serve as chairperson. The initial appointments shall be made within three months of the operative date of this section. on or before April 1, 2003. Thereafter, vacancies shall be filled within 60 45 days of the date of the vacancy by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(c) The Governor may remove any a member of the commission for incompetence, neglect of duty, or corruption upon first giving him or her the member a copy of the charges and an opportunity to be heard. The Governor shall notify the Legislature of the removal of a member of the commission.