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

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 576


Introduced by Senator Archuleta

February 18, 2021


An act to amend Sections 19962 and 19963 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 576, as introduced, Archuleta. Gambling: local moratorium.
Existing law, the Gambling Control Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of various 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 the act, a city, county, or city and county may authorize controlled gambling consistent with state law. Existing law prohibits, until January 1, 2023, the governing body and the electors of a city, county, or city and county that has not authorized legal gaming within its boundaries prior to January 1, 1996, from authorizing legal gaming. Existing law also prohibits, until January 1, 2023, an ordinance in effect on January 1, 1996, that authorizes legal gaming within a city, county, or city and county from being amended to expand gaming in that jurisdiction beyond that permitted on January 1, 1996.
This bill would extend those prohibitions until January 1, 2028.
Existing law also prohibits, until January 1, 2023, the commission from issuing a gambling license for a gambling establishment that was not licensed to operate on December 31, 1999, except as specified.
This bill would also extend that prohibition until January 1, 2028.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

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

19962.
 (a) Neither the governing body nor 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 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 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. 2.

 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.