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                                                       Bill No:  SB  
          472
          
                 SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
                       Senator Roderick D. Wright, Chair
                           2013-2014 Regular Session
                                 Staff Analysis



          SB 472  Author:  Hill
          As Introduced:  February 21, 2013
          Hearing Date:  April 9, 2013
          Consultant:  Paul Donahue


                                     SUBJECT  

                                Gaming: licenses


                                   DESCRIPTION
           
          This bill would extend from 30 to 45 days the time after  
          receipt of an order by the Gambling Control Commission  
          within which a person must apply for a gambling license or  
          a finding of suitability.

                                   EXISTING LAW

           The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of  
          certain individuals and establishments involved in various  
          gambling activities, and for the regulation of those  
          activities, by the California Gambling Control Commission  
          (Commission).

          Requires every person who is required to hold a state  
          license to obtain the license prior to engaging in the  
          activity or occupying the position with respect to which  
          the license is required, except as specified.

          Existing law requires every person who, by order of the  
          Commission, is required to apply for a gambling license or  
          a finding of suitability to file an application within 30  
          calendar days after receipt of the order.





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                                    BACKGROUND
           
           Purpose of the bill  :  According to the author, "once an  
          individual or entity is determined by the CA Gaming  
          Commission to be required to obtain a gaming license, with  
          all required background information, within 30 days.  
          Depending on the nature of the person/entity applying, the  
          amount of information required to be submitted may be very  
          substantial and require significant research.

          "In some cases applicants will submit applications with as  
          much information as possible to meet the 30-day  
          requirement, but request additional time to gather all of  
          the information necessary. This bill extends the time  
          period for submitting the application/information to 45  
          days in order for more comprehensive efforts to be  
          accomplished as part of submitting the application."

                            PRIOR/RELATED LEGISLATION
           
          AB 777 (Hall) 2011-2012 Session. Would have required every  
          person who is required to hold a state gaming license to  
          obtain the license before engaging in the activity or  
          occupying the position with respect to which the license is  
          required. (Not heard)

          AB 2526 (Hall) 2011-2012 Session. Would have changed  
          several definitions within the Gambling Control Act, e.g.,  
          revised the definition of a "key employee" to any person  
          employed in the operation of a gambling enterprise in a  
          supervisory capacity or empowered to make discretionary  
          decisions with regard to the gambling operations, (2) added  
          surveillance managers and supervisors to the definition of  
          "key employee" for licensing purposes, etc. (Died, Senate  
          Inactive File)

          SB 730 (Florez), Chapter 438, Statutes of 2007. Made  
          various changes to the licensing and regulatory processes  
          related to key employees for gambling establishments under  
          the Gambling Control Act.

           SUPPORT:   

          None on file

           OPPOSE:   




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          None on file

           FISCAL COMMITTEE:   No.



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