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                                    THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 1282
          Author:   Gray (D)
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORG. COMMITTEE:  12-0, 6/29/15
           AYES:  Hall, Berryhill, Block, Gaines, Glazer, Hernandez, Hill,  
            Hueso, Lara, McGuire, Runner, Vidak
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Galgiani

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  78-0, 5/14/15 (Consent) - See last page for  

           SUBJECT:   Gambling:  Gambling Control Act

          SOURCE:    Author
          DIGEST:    This bill revises the definition of "applicant" to no  
          longer include any person who is about to apply for a state  
          gambling license, or other licenses, permits, or approvals, as  

          Existing law:
          1)Provides, under the Gambling Control Act (Act), 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  
            (CGCC) and enforcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

          2)Authorizes the CGCC, for any cause deemed reasonable by the  
            CGCC, to deny any application for a license, permit, or  


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            approval, or to impose any fine upon any person licensed or  

          3)Defines "applicant" as any person who has applied for, or is  
            about to apply for, a state gambling license, or other  
            licenses, permits, or approvals, as specified. 

          This bill revises the definition of "applicant" to no longer  
          include any person who is about to apply for a state gambling  
          license, or other licenses, permits, or approvals, as specified


          Purpose of the bill.  According to the author, "there have been  
          discrepancies pertaining to what action by the applicant  
          actually commences the licensing process for determining when  
          persons who play a key role in the security, oversight, and in  
          some cases, investigations of card club activities has been  
          triggered for the CGCC or the DOJ to begin their suitability  
          process, as defined in law.  AB 1282 would clarify that an  
          applicant is only a person who has applied for a state gambling  
          license, a key employee license, registration, a finding of  
          suitability, a work permit, a manufacturer's or distributor's  
          license, or an approval of any act or transaction for which the  
          approval or authorization of the CGGC or DOJ is required or  
          permitted under this chapter."

          Prior/Related Legislation
          AB 2526 (Hall, 2012) would have revised several definitions  
          within the Act.  Specifically the bill would have revised the  
          definition of a "key employee," added surveillance managers and  
          supervisors to the definition of "key employee" for licensing  
          purposes and deleted the term "pit boss" and replaced the term  
          "shift boss" to "shift managers."  (Held on the Senate Inactive  

          AB 293 (Mendoza, Chapter 233, Statutes of 2009) allowed limited  
          liability companies (LLCs) and its officers, managers, members,  
          or owners to be eligible for a state gambling license; imposed  
          on all partnerships and LLCs the same licensing requirements  
          that are applicable to limited partnerships and provided that a  


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          partnership, instead of being formed under the laws of the state  
          to be eligible for a gambling license must be registered in the  
          state and provide specific supplemental information; and  
          required the CGCC to develop procedures to allow for the  
          continuous operation of licensed gambling establishments in  
          cases including the death or incapacity of a licensee. 

          FISCAL EFFECT:                 Appropriation:  No    Fiscal  
          Com.:             No           Local:          No

          SUPPORT:  (Verified  8/26/15)

          None received

          OPPOSITION:  (Verified  8/26/15)

          None received

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  78-0, 5/14/15
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang,  
            Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle,  
            Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina  
            Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez,  
            Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger Hernández, Holden,  
            Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Lopez, Low,  
            Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Melendez, Mullin,  
            Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Perea,  
            Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago,  
            Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber,  
            Wilk, Williams, Wood, Atkins
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Linder, Medina

          Prepared by:Felipe Lopez / G.O. / (916) 651-1530
          8/26/15 14:44:39

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