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          475 (Bigelow)

          As Amended  May 26, 2015

          2/3 vote.  Urgency

          SUMMARY:  This bill ratifies a tribal-state gaming compact  
          (Compact) between the State of California (State) and the Jackson  
          Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians (Tribe), executed on February 1,  
          2015.  Specifically, this bill:

          1)Authorizes the Tribe to operate a maximum of 1,800 slot machines  
            (200 less than authorized under the Tribe's 1999 Compact) at no  
            more than two gaming facilities, and only on those Indian lands  
            held in trust for the Tribe as of the execution date of this  
            Compact, as described.  The Tribe may combine and operate in  
            each gaming facility any forms and kinds of gaming permitted  
            under law, except to the extent limited under the federal Indian  
            Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and any applicable regulations  
            adopted pursuant thereto, this Compact, or the Tribe's gaming  

          2)States the Tribe has agreed to pay the State its pro rata share  
            of the costs the State incurs for the performance of its duties  
            under the Compact as well as approximately 8% of the casino's  
            net win, to be shared with tribes that are not gaming or that  
            otherwise are not substantially benefiting from gaming. 


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          3)Provides a framework for the sharing of gaming revenue with  
            Amador County (County) and other local jurisdictions for  
            infrastructure improvements and fire, law enforcement, public  
            transit, education, tourism and other services.  Furthermore,  
            the Compact provides incentives for investments in renewable  
            energy projects, non-gaming related economic development  
            projects and health care facilities that provide a mutual  
            benefit to the Tribe and the local community. 

          4)Provides that in order to assure mitigation of off-reservation  
            impacts of gaming related projects, the Tribe will engage in a  
            process that identifies impacts and produces a binding agreement  
            with the County on specific mitigation measures.  In addition,  
            to protect the health and safety of patrons, guests, and  
            employees, the gaming facility must meet pertinent provisions of  
            the California Building Code and the California Public Safety  

          5)Supersedes the 1999 Compact between the Tribe and the State.

          6)Provides that once effective (legislative ratification and  
            federal approval required), this Compact will be in full force  
            and effect for state law purposes for 20 years following the  
            effective date.  

          7)Provides that, in deference to tribal sovereignty, certain  
            actions may not be deemed projects for purposes of the  
            California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  

          8)Contains an urgency clause, allowing this bill to take effect  
            immediately upon enactment.

          EXISTING LAW:  


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          1)Provides, under IGRA, for the negotiation and conclusion of  
            compacts between federally recognized Indian tribes and the  
            state for the purpose of conducting Class III gaming activities  
            on Indian lands within a state as a means of promoting tribal  
            economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal  
            governments.  Authorizes a number of tribal-state gaming  
            compacts between the State and specified Indian tribes.
          2)Authorizes the conduct of Class III gaming activities to the  
            extent such activities are permitted by state law, a gaming  
            compact has been concluded by a federally recognized tribe and  
            the state, and the compact has been approved by the Secretary of  
            the Interior. 

          3)Defines, under IGRA, Indian lands to mean all lands within the  
            limits of any Indian reservation, and any lands title to which  
            is either held in trust by the United States for the benefit of  
            any Indian tribe or individual or held by any Indian tribe or  
            individual subject to restriction by the United States against  
            alienation and over which an Indian tribe exercises governmental  

          4)Requires, under IGRA, the state to negotiate to conclude a  
            compact in good faith with an Indian tribe having jurisdiction  
            over the Indian lands upon which the Class III gaming activity  
            is to be conducted.  Prescribes the remedy, mediation supervised  
            by the courts, if it is found that the state failed to negotiate  
            in good faith to conclude a compact.

          5)Authorizes the Governor, under the California Constitution, to  
            negotiate and conclude compacts, subject to ratification by the  

          FISCAL EFFECT:  Unknown.  This bill is keyed non-fiscal by the  
          Legislative Counsel.


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          COMMENTS:  On May 6, 2015, the Assembly Governmental Organization  
          Committee held an informational hearing on the contents of this  

           Brief History and Background:  The Jackson Rancheria has been a  
          federally recognized band of Miwuk Indians since 1895 and occupies  
          over 1,400 acres of land near the City of Jackson (City) in Amador  
          County.  The Tribe has operated a bingo hall since 1985 and  
          entered into a compact with the State for Class III gaming in  

          According to information provided by the Tribe, the Jackson  
          Rancheria is a small tribe (18-voting members) that is deeply  
          involved in the community and economic life of Amador County.  The  
          Tribe is a responsible steward of its tribal lands, which  
          encompass a diverse ecosystem in the Sierra foothills. The Tribe  
          references that its beautiful Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park,  
          which is tastefully situated in a secluded forest setting, is a  
          regional attraction and nationally recognized as an elite  

          The Tribe emphasizes that it has demonstrated its dedication to  
          economic development and public projects benefitting both the  
          Tribe and the community - these include long-standing tribal  
          contributions to law enforcement and other public safety programs  
          in Amador County, such as fire protection, as well as significant  
          contributions to the hospital, recreational facilities (including  
          the Indian Grinding Rock State Park), and the County Fair.   
          Additionally, the Tribe points out that in the past 10 years, it  
          has provided millions of dollars to support a host of community  
          programs ranging from schools and the arts, drug and alcohol abuse  
          prevention, care for the elderly, and employment of Native  
          American youth.  Furthermore, the Tribe notes that it has invested  
          in programs that have enhanced its workforce (e.g., establishment  
          of a local health clinic and adoption of a minimum wage that  


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          exceeds California's minimum wage).  

          In 1999, the Tribe and the State entered into a Tribal-State  
          compact, which enabled the Tribe, through revenues generated by  
          its gaming operation, to improve the governance, environment,  
          education, health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens,  
          and to promote a strong tribal government, self-sufficiency, and  
          to provide essential government services to its citizens.

          The Tribe's current casino operation, known as the Jackson  
          Rancheria Casino Resort, has approximately 1,650 Class III gaming  
          devices (slot machines), offers 36 table games, five restaurants,  
          a hotel with 86 rooms, and both indoor and outdoor entertainment  
          venues. The casino resort complex also employs approximately 1,200  
          people.  The Tribe reports, "It has no current plans to expand the  
          facility, and facing competition from other tribal casinos, is not  
          likely to do so in the foreseeable future."   

          The Compact's preamble indicates that the State and the Tribe  
          recognize that the exclusive rights the Tribe will enjoy under  
          this Compact provide a unique opportunity for the Tribe to  
          continue to engage in gaming activities in an economic environment  
          free of competition from the operation of slot machines and banked  
          card games on non-Indian lands in California and that this unique  
          economic environment is of great value to the Tribe.

          Additionally, the Compact's preamble specifies that in  
          consideration of the exclusive rights enjoyed by the Tribe to  
          engage in gaming activities and to operate the number of gaming  
          devices specified in the Compact, and the other meaningful  
          concessions offered by the State in good faith negotiations, and  
          pursuant to IGRA, the Tribe reaffirms its commitment, inter alia,  
          to provide to the State, on a sovereign-to-sovereign basis, and to  
          local jurisdictions, fair cost reimbursement and mitigation from  
          revenues from the gaming devices operated pursuant to this  

          The Compact's preamble also states the Tribe and the State share  
          an interest in mitigating the off-reservation impacts of the  


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          gaming facility, affording meaningful consumer and employee  
          protections in connection with the operations of the gaming  
          facility, fairly regulating the gaming activities conducted at the  
          gaming facility, and fostering a good-neighbor relationship.

          Furthermore, the Compact's preamble stipulates that the State and  
          the Tribe have concluded that this Compact protects the interests  
          of the Tribe and its members, the surrounding community, and the  
          California public, and will promote and secure long-term  
          stability, mutual respect, and mutual benefits. 

          Key Provisions of the Compact

          Scope of Class III Gaming Authorized:  The Tribe is authorized to  
          operate up to 1,800 gaming devices (slot machines), banking or  
          percentage card games, and any devices or games that are  
          authorized under state law to the California State Lottery.  The  
          Tribe may not operate roulette games (table or mechanical) or any  
          game that incorporates the physical use of a die or dice.  The  
          Tribe shall not engage in Class III Gaming that is not expressly  
          authorized in the Compact.

          Authorized Gaming Facility:  The Tribe may establish and operate  
          not more than two gaming facilities and engage in Class III Gaming  
          only on eligible Indian lands held in trust for the Tribe, located  
          within the boundaries of the Jackson Rancheria as those boundaries  
          exist as of the execution date of this Compact, as legally  
          described in the Compact.  If the Tribe chooses to operate more  
          than one gaming facility, then one of the two gaming facilities  
          shall have no more than 300 gaming devices and shall have a  
          primary purpose other than gaming authorized under IGRA.

          Exclusivity:  Provides that in the event the exclusive right of  
          Indian tribes to operate Class III gaming in California pursuant  
          to the California Constitution is nullified by the enactment,  
          amendment, or repeal of a state statute or constitutional  
          provision or the conclusive and dispositive judicial construction  
          of a statute or the state Constitution by a California appellate  
          court after the effective date of this Compact, that gaming  


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          devices may lawfully be operated by  non-Indian entities, the  
          Tribe shall have the right to:  1) terminate this Compact, in  
          which case the Tribe will lose the right to operate Class III  
          gaming authorized by this Compact or 2) continue under this  
          Compact with entitlement to a reduction of the rates specified  
          below following conclusion of negotiations, to provide for a)  
          compensation to the State for the reasonable costs of regulation,  
          as defined; b) reasonable payments to local governments impacted  
          by tribal government gaming; c) grants for programs designed to  
          address gambling addiction; and, d) such assessments as may be  
          permissible at such time under federal law.  

          Payments to the Special Distribution Fund (SDF):  The Tribe shall  
          pay to the State on a pro rata basis the costs the State incurs  
          for the performance of all its duties under this Compact, as  
          established by the monies appropriated in the annual Budget Act  
          for the performance of their duties under the Class III gaming  
          compacts each fiscal year for the California Gambling Control  
          Commission (CGCC), the California Department of Justice, the  
          Office of the Governor and the California Department of Alcohol  
          and Drug Programs, Office of Problem Gambling, or any agency or  
          agencies the State designates as a successor to them.  The Tribe's  
          pro rata share of the State's costs in any given year this Compact  
          is in effect shall be calculated using the following equation:  
          "The maximum number of gaming devices operated in the gaming  
          facility for the previous fiscal year as determined by the State  
          Gaming Agency, divided by the maximum number of gaming devices  
          operated by all federally recognized tribes in California pursuant  
          to tribal-state Class-III gaming compacts during the previous  
          fiscal year, multiplied by costs, equals the Tribe's pro rata  

          Payments to the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund (RSTF) or Tribal Nation  
          Grant Fund (TNGF):  If the Tribe operates more than 350 gaming  
          devices at any time in a given calendar year, it shall thereafter,  
          including in that calendar year, pay to CGCC, for deposit into the  
          RSTF or the TNGF, 8% of its Net Win from its operation of gaming  
          devices in excess of 350.


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          "Net Win" is defined as the drop from gaming devices, plus the  
          redemption value of expired tickets, less fills, less payouts,  
          less participation fees (e.g., payments made to gaming resource  
          suppliers on a periodic basis by the gaming operation for the  
          right to lease or otherwise offer for play gaming devices), less  
          that portion of the gaming operation's payments to a third-party  
          wide-area progressive jackpot system provider that is contributed  
          only to the progressive jackpot amount. 

          Credits Applied to RSTF or the TNGF:  The State agrees to provide  
          the Tribe with an annual credit for up to 40% of the payments  
          otherwise due to be paid into the RSTF or TNGF for the following: 

          1)Payments by the Tribe to the County of Amador and local  
            jurisdictions operating facilities or providing services within  
            the County for purposes of improved fire, law enforcement,  
            public transit, education, tourism, and other services and  
            infrastructure improvements intended to serve off-reservation  
            needs of County residents - such payments shall be subject to  
            approval by the County or local jurisdiction in the County and  
            at least 20% of the annual credits must be utilized for the  
            above stated purposes; 

          2)Payments by the Tribe to reimburse Amador County for any loss of  
            sales tax revenues to the County that would otherwise be due for  
            retail sales at the Tribe's gaming facility or transient  
            occupancy tax at the Tribe's hotel if it was not located on  
            Indian lands.  Such reimbursements shall be subject to approval  
            by the County; 

          3)Payments to support operating expenses and capital improvements  
            for non-tribal governmental agencies or facilities operating  
            within Amador County; 

          4)Non-gaming related capital investments and economic development  
            projects by the Tribe on tribal trust lands that the State or  
            State designated agency agrees provides mutual benefits to the  
            Tribe and the State because, for instance, they have particular  
            cultural, social or environmental value, or diversify the  


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            sources of revenue for the Tribe's general fund; 

          5)Investments in, and any funds paid to the State in connection  
            with, renewable energy projects that, in part, serve the gaming  
            facility, to include facilities that incorporate charging  
            stations for electric or other zero-emission vehicles that are  
            available to patrons and employees of the gaming facility; and, 

          6)Payments (not including direct or indirect state or federal  
            funding) to support capital improvements and operating expenses  
            for facilities within California that provide health care  
            services to tribal members, Indians, and non-Indians.

          All excess authorized credits that cannot be applied in any one  
          year because they would exceed the 40% may be applied as an annual  
          credit in all following years that this Compact is in effect, in  
          the same percentages, until completely exhausted.

          Quarterly Contribution Report:  At the time each quarterly payment  
          is due, the Tribe shall submit to the State a report, prepared and  
          certified by an authorized representative of the gaming operation.  
          The report must include: 1) calculation of the maximum number of  
          gaming devices operated each day, 2) the Net Win calculation, 3)  
          the amount due the SDF, 4) calculation of the amount due to the  
          RSTF/TNGF, and 5) the total amount of the quarterly payment.

          Additional Compact Components

          1)Gaming Ordinance and Regulations:  All gaming activities  
            conducted under this Compact shall, at a minimum, comply with 1)  
            a gaming ordinance duly adopted by the Tribe and approved in  
            accordance with IGRA, 2) all rules, regulations, procedures,  
            specifications, and standards duly adopted by the National  
            Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the Tribal Gaming Agency, and  
            the State Gaming Agency, and 3) the provisions of this Compact,  
            as specified.

          2)Licensing Requirements and Procedures:  All persons in any way  
            connected with the gaming operation or gaming facility who are  


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            required to be licensed or to submit to a background  
            investigation under IGRA, and any others required to be licensed  
            under this Compact, including, without limitation, all gaming  
            employees, gaming resource suppliers, financial sources, and any  
            other person having a significant influence over the gaming  
            operation, must be licensed by the Tribal Gaming Agency and  
            cannot have had any determination of suitability denied or  
            revoked by the CGCC.  In addition, every gaming employee must  
            obtain, and thereafter maintain current, a valid tribal gaming  
            license, as specified.

          3)Environmental Protections:  The Tribe must prepare a Tribal  
            Environmental Impact Report (TEIR) and negotiate mitigation of  
            any off-reservation impacts.  The Tribe's failure to prepare an  
            adequate TEIR when required shall be deemed a breach of this  
            Compact and furthermore shall be grounds for issuance of an  
            injunction or other appropriate equitable relief.  A completed  
            TEIR must be filed with the County, the City, the Department of  
            Justice, the State Clearinghouse, and the State Gaming Agency.   
            Also, provides for binding arbitration if an intergovernmental  
            agreement with the County is not entered into within 55 days of  
            the submission of the final TEIR, or such further time as the  
            Tribe or the County may mutually agree in writing.  Any party  
            may demand binding arbitration before a single arbitrator as set  
            forth in the Compact. 

          4)Employee Protections:  The Tribe may create and maintain a  
            system that provides redress for employee work-related injuries  
            through requiring insurance or self-insurance, which system must  
            include a scope of coverage, availability of an independent  
            medical examination, right to notice, hearings before an  
            independent tribunal, a means of enforcement against the  
            employer, and benefits comparable to those mandated for  
            comparable employees under state law.  Not later than the  
            effective date of this Compact, the Tribe will advise the State  
            of its election to participate in the statutory workers'  
            compensation system or, alternatively, will forward to the State  
            all relevant ordinances that have been adopted and all other  
            documents establishing the system and demonstrating that the  


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            system is fully operational and compliant with the comparability  
            standard, as described.  Independent contractors doing business  
            with the Tribe must comply with all state workers' compensation  
            laws and obligations.

             a)   The Tribe agrees that its gaming operation will  
               participate in the State's program for providing unemployment  
               compensation benefits and unemployment compensation  
               disability benefits with respect to employees employed at the  
               gaming facility, as described.  The Tribe has also agreed to  
               adopt and comply with standards no less stringent than  
               federal and state employment discrimination laws.

          5)Patron Protections (injuries and gambling):  The Tribe (through  
            its tribal gaming agency) must attempt to resolve patron  
            disputes within three days of the play or operation of any game,  
            including refusal to pay to a patron any alleged winnings from  
            any gaming activities.  If the patron is dissatisfied with the  
            resolution, the patron may request that the dispute be resolved  
            either in the Tribe's tribal court system or through binding  
            arbitration before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired  
            judge, in accordance with the streamlined arbitration rules and  
            procedures of JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation  
            Services).  Also, provides that the Tribe agrees to waive  
            sovereign immunity in order to be compelled in federal or state  
            court to abide by the resolution of arbitration.  The Tribe has  
            agreed to maintain commercial general liability insurance of no  
            less than $10 million per occurrence for bodily injury, property  
            damage, and personal injury. 

          6)Enhanced Audit and Compliance Review Procedures:  In addition to  
            providing for an annual independent audit, the Compact allows  
            the state to conduct its own annual audit and compact compliance  

          7)Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS):  The Tribe must adopt  
            and comply with standards that meet or exceed the federal NIGC  
                                  standards.  The MICS are incorporated in this Compact as an  
            appendix (Appendix D), which shall be updated periodically by  


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            the State Gaming Agency and Tribal Gaming Agency, to ensure the  
            MICS keep up with changing technology and industry standards. 

          8)Inspection and Testing of Slot Machines:  Slot machines will  
            have to be tested, approved, and certified by an independent  
            gaming test laboratory or state governmental gaming test  
            laboratory to ensure they are being operated according to  
            specified technical standards.  Also, requires the Tribal Gaming  
            Agency to maintain adequate records that demonstrate compliance  
            with software and hardware specifications.  The State Gaming  
            Agency would be authorized to annually conduct up to four random  
            inspections of slot machines in operation to confirm that the  
            slot machines are operating in conformance with these standards.  

          9)Compliance Enforcement:  It is the responsibility of the Tribal  
            Gaming Agency to conduct on-site gaming regulation and control  
            in order to enforce the terms of this Compact, IGRA, any  
            applicable NIGC and State Gaming Agency regulations, and the  
            tribal gaming ordinance with respect to gaming operation and  
            facility compliance, and to protect the integrity of the gaming  
            activities, the reputation of the Tribe and the gaming operation  
            for honesty and fairness, and the confidence of patrons that  
            tribal government gaming in California meets the highest  
            standards of regulation and internal controls.  To meet those  
            responsibilities, the tribal gaming agency shall adopt and  
            enforce regulations, procedures, and practices.

          10)Labor Provisions:  The Tribe has agreed to continue its  
            adoption of the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance (TLRO), which  
            governs the organizational and representational rights of the  
            employees at the tribal casino and gaming facility and which is  
            referenced as Appendix C of this Compact.  In addition, the  
            Tribe and Unite HERE, the hotel and casino workers union, have  
            entered into a bilateral agreement in which the Tribe has agreed  
            not to interfere in any organizational campaign to determine  
            representation of the employees and Unite HERE has agreed not to  
            engage in any negative economic activity, including strikes, at  
            the Tribe's gaming facilities.  The TLRO provides for a secret  


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            ballot election.

          11)Problem Gambling:  The gaming operation must establish a  
            program, approved by the Tribal Gaming Agency, to mitigate  
            pathological and problem gaming by implementing specified  

          12)Prohibitions Regarding Minors:  The Tribe shall prohibit  
            persons under the age of 21 years from being present in any room  
            or area in which gaming activities are being conducted unless  
            the person is en route to a non-gaming area of the gaming  
            facility, or is employed at the Gaming Facility in a capacity  
            other than as a gaming employee.

          13)Alcohol Provisions:  Makes it explicit that the purchase, sale,  
            and service of alcoholic beverages shall be subject to state law  
            - the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.

          14)Tobacco Provisions:  The Tribe agrees to provide a non-smoking  
            area in the gaming facility and to utilize a ventilation system  
            throughout the gaming facility that exhausts tobacco smoke to  
            the extent reasonably feasible under state-of-the-art technology  
            existing as of the date of the construction or significant  
            renovation of the gaming facility, and further agrees not to  
            offer or sell tobacco to anyone under 18 years of age.

          15)Protection of the Public:  The Tribe will not conduct Class III  
            Gaming in a manner that endangers the public health, safety, or  
            welfare; provided that nothing herein shall be construed to make  
            applicable to the Tribe any state laws or regulations governing  
            the use of tobacco.

          16)Health and Safety Standards:  The Tribe has agreed to adopt and  
            comply with State public health standards for food and beverage  
            handling and federal water quality and safe drinking standards  
            applicable to California.

          17)Building Codes and Fire Safety:  In order to assure the  
            protection of the health and safety of all gaming facility  


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            patrons, guests, and employees, the Tribe shall adopt or has  
            already adopted, and shall maintain throughout the term of this  
            Compact, an ordinance that requires any covered gaming facility  
            construction to meet or exceed the California Building Code and  
            the Public Safety Code applicable to the county in which the  
            gaming facility is located.

          18)Emergency Services Accessibility and Possession of Firearms:   
            The Tribe must make reasonable provisions for adequate emergency  
            fire, medical, and related relief and disaster services for  
            patrons and employees.  Also, prohibits the possession of  
            firearms by any person in the gaming facility at all times  
            except for federal, state, or local law enforcement personnel,  
            or tribal law enforcement or security personnel, as authorized.

          19)Effective Date:  The Compact shall not be effective unless and  
            until all of the following have occurred:  a) the Compact is  
            ratified by statute in accordance with state law and b) notice  
            of approval or constructive approval is published in the Federal  
            Register.  Once effective, this Compact shall be in full force  
            and effect for State law purposes for 20 years following the  
            effective date.  

          20)Amendments and Renegotiations:  The terms and conditions of  
            this Compact may be amended at any time by the mutual and  
            written agreement of both parties during the term of this  
            Compact provided that each party voluntarily consents to such  
            negotiations in writing.  No sooner than 18 months before the  
            termination of this Compact, either party may request the other  
            party to enter into negotiations to extend the term of this  
            Compact or to enter into a new Class III compact.

          Prior legislation:  SB 1356 (De León), Chapter 314, Statutes of  
          2014.  Ratified the amendment to the tribal-state gaming compact  
          entered into between the State and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay  
          Indians, executed on August 12, 2014.

          SB 1224 (Correa), Chapter 300, Statutes of 2014.  Ratified the  


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          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State and the  
          Karuk Tribe, executed on December 4, 2013. 

          AB 1245 (V. Manuel Pérez), Chapter 462, Statutes of 2013.   
          Ratified the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the  
          State and the Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians located in Riverside  
          County, executed on June 10, 2013.  

          AB 277 (Hall), Chapter 51, Statutes of 2013.  Ratified two new  
          compacts entered into between the State and the following tribes:  
          North Fork Rancheria, executed on August 31, 2012, and the Wiyot  
          Tribe, executed on March 20, 2013. 

          AB 1267 (Hall), Chapter 6, Statutes of 2013.  Ratified the amended  
          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State and the  
          Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, executed on November 15,  

          SB 668 (Fuller), Chapter 67, Statutes of 2013.  Ratified the  
          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State and the  
          Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians, executed on  
          February 28, 2013.  

          AB 517 (Hall), Chapter 12, Statutes of 2012.  Ratified the  
          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State and the  
          Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria of Sonoma County, executed  
          on March 27, 2012.  

          AB 787 (Chesbro), Chapter 340, Statutes of 2012.  Ratified the  
          amendment to the tribal-state gaming compact entered into between  
          the State and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, executed on  
          July 25, 2012.


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          AB 1418 (Hall), Chapter 412, Statutes of 2011.  Repealed those  
          provisions ratifying the tribal-state gaming compact entered into  
          between the State and Pinoleville Pomo Nation, executed on March  
          9, 2009, and instead ratified the tribal-state gaming compact  
          entered into between the State and the Pinoleville Pomo Nation,  
          executed on August 8, 2011.  Ratification of this revised compact  
          authorized the Tribe to operate up to 900 slot machines with up to  
          15% of the casino's net win from the slots will go to local  
          communities and gambling mitigation and regulation provisions,  
          instead of requiring revenue contributions be made to the General  
          Fund as provided by the 2009 compact.    

          AB 1020 (Chesbro), Chapter 27, Statutes of 2011.  Repealed the  
          ratification of the tribal-state gaming compact entered into  
          between the State of California and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper  
          Lake, executed on September 2, 2009, and instead ratified a new  
          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State of  
          California and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, executed on  
          March 17, 2011.  Ratification of this revised compact authorized  
          the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake to operate up to 750 slot  
          machines with up to 15% of the net-win from those gaming devices  
          being paid to the SDF and the RSTF, instead of requiring revenue  
          contributions be made to the General Fund as provided by the 2009  

          SB 89 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee), Chapter 1, Statutes of  
          2010.  Ratified the tribal-state gaming compact entered into  
          between the State and the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, executed  
          on September 2, 2009.

          AB 122 (Coto), Chapter 3, Statutes of 2009.  Ratified the  
          tribal-state gaming compact entered into between the State and the  
          Pinoleville Pomo Nation, executed on March 10, 2009.


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          AB 3072 (Price), Chapter 334, Statutes of 2008.  Ratified the  
          first amendment to a tribal-state gaming compact entered into  
          between the State and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians,  
          executed on June 30, 2008. 

          SB 106 (Wiggins), Chapter 37, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified a new  
          compact between the State and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok  

          SB 174 (Ducheny), Chapter 39, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified the  
          first compact amendment to the compact between the State and  

          SB 175 (Ducheny), Chapter 38, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified the  
          first compact amendment to the compact between the State and  

          SB 903 (Padilla), Chapter 40, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified the  
          first compact amendment to the compact between the State and  

          SB 941 (Padilla), Chapter 226, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified the  
          first compact amendment to the compact between the State and San  

          SB 957 (Torlakson), Chapter 41, Statutes of 2007.  Ratified the  
          first compact amendment to the compact between the State and Agua  

          SB 470 (Ducheny), Chapter 527, Statutes of 2006.  Ratified the  
          first amendment to the compact between the State and the Quechan  
          Tribe of the Fort Yuma Reservation.


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          SB 1117 (Burton), Chapter 856, Statutes of 2004.  Ratified two new  
          and two amended compacts entered into between the State and the  
          following tribes:  Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians (new  
          compact); Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (new compact); Buena Vista  
          Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians (amended compact); and, Ewiiaapaayp  
          Band of Kumeyaay Indians (amended compact).

          AB 687 (Núñez), Chapter 91, Statutes of 2004. Ratified amendments  
          to five compacts entered into between the State and the following  
          tribes: Pala Band of Mission Indians; Pauma Band of Luiseno  
          Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation; Rumsey Band of  
          Wintun Indians; United Auburn Indian Communities; and, Viejas  
          Group of Kumeyaay Indians.  Also, provided for the issuance of  
          bonds in an amount not to exceed $1.5 billion by the California  
          Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank and required the net  
          proceeds of the sale of the compact assets to be deposited in the  
          Traffic Congestion Relief Fund and the Transportation Deferred  
          Investment Fund.

          SB 930 (Burton), Chapter 802, Statutes of 2003.  Ratified a  
          compact between the State and the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla  

          SB 411 (Ducheny), Chapter 790, Statutes of 2003.  Ratified  
          compacts between the State and the La Posta Band of Diegueno  
          Mission Indians and the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission  
          Indians in San Diego County.

          Proposition 1A, adopted by the people of California on March 7,  
          2000.  Modified the prohibition against casinos and lotteries in  
          the California Constitution to authorize the Governor to negotiate  
          compacts, subject to legislative ratification, for the operation  
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          games by federally recognized Indian tribes on Indian lands in  
          California, in accordance with federal law.  Authorized slot  
          machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games to  
          be conducted and operated on Indian lands subject to the compacts.

          AB 1385 (Battin), Chapter 874, Statutes of 1999.  Designated the  
          Governor as the state officer responsible for negotiating and  
          executing compacts between the state and federally recognized  
          Indian tribes located in the state.  Also, ratified 57 compacts  
          and created two special funds in the State Treasury (SDF and  
          RSTF), as specified. 

          SB 287 (Burton), Chapter 409, Statutes of 1998.  Ratified 11  
          compacts negotiated between the State and Indian tribes that  
          permitted class III video gaming devices on tribal lands and  
          established a process for ratifying other compacts.

          SB 8 (Lockyer), Chapter 867, Statutes of 1997.  Repealed the  
          Gaming Regulation Act and enacted the Gambling Control Act of  
          1997.  Established CGCC and charged it with, among other things,  
          the authority to issue, deny, revoke, suspend, or impose  
          conditions, restrictions, or limitations on licenses, permits, or  
          approvals to ensure that unsuitable or unqualified persons are not  
          involved in the operation of gambling.  Established the Bureau of  
          Gambling Control (formerly known as the Division of Gambling  
          Control) within the Department of Justice and charged it with  
          specified investigative and enforcement duties.

          Analysis Prepared by:                                               
          Eric Johnson / G.O. / (916) 319-2531  FN: 0000495


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