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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 5. The Gambling Control Act [19800 - 19987]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 867, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 14. Miscellaneous Provisions [19970 - 19972]
  ( Article 14 heading added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 116. )


If any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this chapter, for any reason, is adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, that judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this chapter and the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, but shall be confined to the operation of the clause, sentence, paragraph, or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which the judgment was rendered and to the person or circumstances involved.

(Added by renumbering Section 19956 by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 117. Effective January 1, 2003.)


This act is an exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of California, and shall be liberally construed to effectuate those purposes.

(Added by renumbering Section 19957 by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 118. Effective January 1, 2003.)


For the purposes of Section 3482 of the Civil Code, the issuance of a state gambling license shall not be construed to authorize any conduct or activity other than the conduct of controlled gambling.

(Added by renumbering Section 19958 by Stats. 2002, Ch. 738, Sec. 119. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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