SB 1485 - An Act to Add Chapter 5.2 (Commencing with Section 19990.01) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Internet Gambling, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Internet gambling. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and establishments that conduct controlled games, as defined, and for the regulation of these gambling activities by the California Gambling Control Commission. Existing law provides for the enforcement of those regulations by the Department of Justice. Any violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, as… More
The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and establishments that conduct controlled games, as defined, and for the regulation of these gambling activities by the California Gambling Control Commission. Existing law provides for the enforcement of those regulations by the Department of Justice. Any violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, as specified.

This bill would establish a framework to authorize intrastate Internet gambling, as specified. The bill would require the department to issue a request for proposals to enter into contracts with up to 3 hub operators, as defined, to provide lawful Internet gambling games to registered players in California for a period of 20 years, as specified.

The bill would provide that it would make it a misdemeanor for any person to offer or play any gambling game provided over the Internet that is not authorized by the state pursuant to this bill. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would require a hub operator to remit an agreed-upon percentage but no less than 10%, of its gross revenues to the Treasurer on a monthly basis.

The bill would also create the Internet Gambling Fund which would be administered by the Controller subject to annual appropriation by the Legislature, and which would not be subject to the formulas established by statute directing expenditures from the General Fund, for appropriation by the Legislature to state agencies, as specified.

Existing law provides that a statute that imposes a requirement that a state agency submit a periodic report to the Legislature is inoperative on a date 4 years after the date the first report is due.

This bill would require the commission, notwithstanding that requirement, in consultation with the department, Treasurer, and Franchise Tax Board, to issue a report to the Legislature describing the state’s efforts to meet the policy goals articulated in this bill within one year of the effective date of this bill and, annually, thereafter.

The bill would also require the Bureau of State Audits, 3 years after the commencement date of any hub operations contract with the state, but no later than 4 years after that date, to issue a report to the Legislature detailing the bureau’s implementation of this bill, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by the Senate on April 29, 2010. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 29, 2010.

voted YES: 33 voted NO: 0
5 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

An Act to Add Chapter 5.2 (Commencing with Section 19990.01) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Internet Gambling, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

SB 1485 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and establishments that conduct controlled games, as defined, and for the regulation of these gambling activities by the California Gambling Control Commission. Existing law provides for the enforcement of those regulations by the Department of Justice. Any violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, as specified.

This bill would establish a framework to authorize intrastate Internet gambling, as specified. The bill would require the department to issue a request for proposals to enter into contracts with up to 3 hub operators, as defined, to provide lawful Internet gambling games to registered players in California for a period of 20 years, as specified.

The bill would provide that it would make it a misdemeanor for any person to offer or play any gambling game provided over the Internet that is not authorized by the state pursuant to this bill. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would require a hub operator to remit an agreed-upon percentage but no less than 10%, of its gross revenues to the Treasurer… More
The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and establishments that conduct controlled games, as defined, and for the regulation of these gambling activities by the California Gambling Control Commission. Existing law provides for the enforcement of those regulations by the Department of Justice. Any violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, as specified.

This bill would establish a framework to authorize intrastate Internet gambling, as specified. The bill would require the department to issue a request for proposals to enter into contracts with up to 3 hub operators, as defined, to provide lawful Internet gambling games to registered players in California for a period of 20 years, as specified.

The bill would provide that it would make it a misdemeanor for any person to offer or play any gambling game provided over the Internet that is not authorized by the state pursuant to this bill. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would require a hub operator to remit an agreed-upon percentage but no less than 10%, of its gross revenues to the Treasurer on a monthly basis.

The bill would also create the Internet Gambling Fund which would be administered by the Controller subject to annual appropriation by the Legislature, and which would not be subject to the formulas established by statute directing expenditures from the General Fund, for appropriation by the Legislature to state agencies, as specified.

Existing law provides that a statute that imposes a requirement that a state agency submit a periodic report to the Legislature is inoperative on a date 4 years after the date the first report is due.

This bill would require the commission, notwithstanding that requirement, in consultation with the department, Treasurer, and Franchise Tax Board, to issue a report to the Legislature describing the state’s efforts to meet the policy goals articulated in this bill within one year of the effective date of this bill and, annually, thereafter.

The bill would also require the Bureau of State Audits, 3 years after the commencement date of any hub operations contract with the state, but no later than 4 years after that date, to issue a report to the Legislature detailing the bureau’s implementation of this bill, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Chapter 5.2 (Commencing with Section 19990.01) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Internet Gambling, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.
Author(s)
Rod Wright
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Internet gambling
    Major Actions
    Introduced3/08/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Governmental Organization4/13/2010
    Passed Senate4/29/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Governmental OrganizationDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent.4/13/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateConsent Calendar 2nd SB1485 Committee on G.O. (Wright)4/29/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    33 voted YES 0 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced3/08/2010
    3/08/2010Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    3/09/2010From print. May be acted upon on or after April 8.
    3/11/2010To Com. on G.O.
    3/16/2010Set for hearing April 13.
    select this voteVote4/13/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent.
    4/14/2010From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 3182.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    4/16/2010Set for hearing April 26.
    4/26/2010From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be placed on Consent Calendar.
    4/27/2010Read second time. To Consent Calendar.
    4/29/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 3380.) To Assembly.
    4/29/2010In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/29/2010Consent Calendar 2nd SB1485 Committee on G.O. (Wright)
    5/06/2010Returned to Senate for further action.
    5/06/2010In Senate. Held at Desk.
    5/28/2010Action rescinded whereby the bill was read a third time, passed, and ordered to the Assembly. Read third time. Amended. To second reading.
    6/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    6/02/2010Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10(c).
    6/10/2010Re-referred to Com. on G.O.
    6/22/2010From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on G.O. Set for hearing June 29.
    6/29/2010Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    11/30/2010From committee without further action.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Computer software [About]
    Casinos, racetracks & gambling (split) [About]
    $204,149
    $204,149
    5.2 times as much
    $938,765
    $119,100
    $1,057,865

    opposed this bill

    Native American tribes & governing units [About]
    Indian gaming [About]
    Casinos, racetracks & gambling (split) [About]
    2 Organizations Supported and 12 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Chapter 5.2 (Commencing with Section 19990.01) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Internet Gambling, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.: Consent Calendar 2nd SB1485 Committee on G.O. (Wright)

    2 organizations supported this bill

    Bay 101
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Cyberarts
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.

    12 organizations opposed this bill

    Barona Band of Mission Indians
    Senate Appropriations Committee & (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Bicycle Casino
    Senate Appropriations Committee & (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion
    Senate Appropriations Committee & (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    California Nations Indian Gaming Association
    Senate Appropriations Committee & (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    California Tribal Business Alliance
    Senate Appropriations Committee & (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Commerce Casino
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Hawaiian Gardens Casino
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Hollywood Park Casino
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Morongo Band of Mission Indians
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Poker Players Alliance
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.
    Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
    Senate Appropriations Committee (2010, June 28). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from leginfo.ca.gov.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$19,300Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$6,600$2,900Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,400$25,300Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$1,000$18,400Yes
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$3,600$3,600Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$3,000$12,700Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$19,099$51,200Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$0$5,100Yes
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$1,000$16,100Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$1,000$80,300Not Voting
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$12,300$35,200Yes
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$3,000Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$5,500$1,000Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$8,400$55,700Yes
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$2,000$10,800Yes
    Bob HuffRCA-29$1,000$49,500Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$1,000$27,895Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$4,100$9,300Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$3,000$11,500Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$7,200Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$13,000$24,500Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$5,600$27,500Yes
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$11,100$53,100Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$3,400$12,500Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$10,000$61,600Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$1,000$12,770Not Voting
    George RunnerRCA-17$4,300$25,200Yes
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$3,350$10,800Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$21,000$84,100Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$14,600$103,500Not Voting
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$8,500$52,900Yes
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$1,000$3,000Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$0$33,800Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$7,500$39,000Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$7,800$57,100Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$5,000$10,500Not Voting

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$19,300Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$6,600$2,900Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0Yes
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$14,400$25,300Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$1,000$18,400Yes
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$3,600$3,600Yes
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$3,000$12,700Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$19,099$51,200Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$0$5,100Yes
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$1,000$16,100Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$1,000$80,300Not Voting
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$12,300$35,200Yes
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$3,000Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$5,500$1,000Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$8,400$55,700Yes
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$2,000$10,800Yes
    Bob HuffRCA-29$1,000$49,500Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$1,000$27,895Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$4,100$9,300Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$3,000$11,500Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$7,200Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$13,000$24,500Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$5,600$27,500Yes
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$11,100$53,100Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$3,400$12,500Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$10,000$61,600Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$1,000$12,770Not Voting
    George RunnerRCA-17$4,300$25,200Yes
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$3,350$10,800Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$21,000$84,100Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$14,600$103,500Not Voting
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$8,500$52,900Yes
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$1,000$3,000Not Voting
    Lois WolkDCA-5$0$33,800Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$7,500$39,000Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$7,800$57,100Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$5,000$10,500Not Voting

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Casinos, racetracks & gambling$617,249
    Computer software$204,149

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Native American tribes & governing units$938,765
    Casinos, racetracks & gambling$617,249
    Indian gaming$119,100
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