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AB-1170 Gaming Policy Advisory Committee.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/05/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 05, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 22, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1170


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

February 18, 2021


An act to amend Section Sections 19817 and 19819 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1170, as amended, Bigelow. Gaming Policy Advisory Committee.
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. Existing law requires the commission to establish and appoint a 10-member Gaming Policy Advisory Committee to discuss matters of controlled gambling regulatory policy and any other relevant gambling-related issue. Existing law requires the committee to be composed of representatives of controlled gambling licensees and members of the general public in equal numbers.

This bill would increase the membership of the committee to 12 members and would require the committee to be composed of 5 representatives of controlled gambling licensees and 7 members of the general public.

Existing law requires the commission to maintain a public record of every vote at its principal office.
This bill would require the commission to post a public record of every vote on the commission’s internet website no later than the close of business on the 2nd business day after the meeting at which the vote was taken.
The bill would make other technical, nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19817 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19817.
 The commission shall establish and appoint a Gaming Policy Advisory Committee of 12 10 members. The committee shall be composed of five representatives of controlled gambling licensees and seven five members of the general public. The executive director shall, from time to time, convene the committee for the purpose of discussing matters of controlled gambling regulatory policy and any other relevant gambling-related issue. The recommendations concerning gambling policy made by the committee shall be presented to the commission, but shall be deemed advisory and not binding on the commission in the performance of its duties or functions. The committee may shall not advise the commission on Indian gaming.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19819 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19819.
 (a) The commission shall establish and maintain a general office for the transaction of its business in Sacramento. The commission may hold meetings at any place within the state when the interests of the public may be better served.
(b) A public record of every vote shall be maintained at the commission’s principal office. office and posted on the commission’s internet website no later than the close of business on the second business day after the meeting at which the vote was taken.
(c) A majority of the membership of the commission is a quorum of the commission. The concurring vote of three members of the commission shall be required for any official action of the commission or for the exercise of any of the commission’s duties, powers, or functions.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code applies to meetings of the commission. Notwithstanding Section 11125.1 of the Government Code, documents, which documents that are filed with the commission by the department for the purpose of evaluating the qualifications of an applicant, applicant are exempt from disclosure under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code.