SB 601

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 22, 2013
  • Passed Senate Jan 27, 2014
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Gambling policy.

Bill Subjects

Gambling Policy.


The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure and regulation of various legalized gambling activities and establishments by the California Gambling Control Commission and the investigation and enforcement of those activities and establishments by the Department of Justice. Existing law requires the commission to establish and appoint a Gaming Policy Advisory Committee of 10 members. Existing law requires the committee to be composed of representatives of controlled gambling licensees and members of the general public in equal numbers. Existing law requires the committee to be convened to discuss matters of controlled gambling regulatory policy and any other relevant gambling-related issue. This bill would instead provide that the commission shall appoint 5 representatives of controlled gambling licensees and 5 members of the general public to the committee. The bill would also provide that the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one additional person employed by the Legislature to serve as ex officio members of the committee. The bill would include, among the issues that may be discussed by the committee, the extent to which the regulation of permitted games, game procedures, and gambling expansion impedes the economic growth of the gambling sector in California, the impact of those regulations on state and local tax and fee proceeds, and the impact of new technologies on gambling. Existing law requires the commission to investigate the consequences, benefits, and disadvantages of imposing a state tax on revenue generated by gambling establishments and the regulation of advertising for the purpose of limiting exposure of children to materials promoting gambling. Existing law requires the commission to report its findings on these matters to the Legislature and the Governor, as specified. This bill would repeal these provisions. Existing law authorizes the commission to adopt regulations for the administration and enforcement of the act. Existing law requires that, to the extent appropriate, regulations of the commission and the department take into consideration the operational differences of large and small establishments. This bill would additionally require the consideration of any fiscal and economic impact that may result from these provisions.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Nov 30, 2014


From Assembly without further action.


Died at Desk.

Jan 27, 2014


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 32. Noes 0. Page 2654.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jan 22, 2014


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 21, 2014


From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jan 15, 2014


Set for hearing January 21.

Jan 14, 2014


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 2590.) (January 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jan 09, 2014


Set for hearing January 14.

Jan 06, 2014


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

Mar 11, 2013


Referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

Feb 25, 2013


Read first time.

Feb 24, 2013


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.

Feb 22, 2013


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/22/13 - Introduced PDF
01/06/14 - Amended Senate PDF

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