LEGISLATION and PUBLIC POLICY - CAROL BURKHART, Chair
Have you signed up for the LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER? If you have, you will soon be receiving helpful information regarding legislation. If you haven’t signed up yet, put it on you “to do” list for today.
During the next few weeks, I’ll be sending out information on state propositions appearing on California ballots in November. You will want to do more research on some of them.
PROPOSITION 26: allows in-person sports betting at racetracks and tribal casinos. It requires that racetracks and casinos that offer betting make certain payments to the state-such as to support state regulatory costs. The proposition also allows additional gambling-such as roulette-at tribal casinos. It also adds a new way to enforce certain state gambling laws. This proposition changes the California Constitution and state law to allow the state’s privately operated racetracks and tribal casinos to offer sports betting. However, the proposition bans bets on certain sports—such as high school games and games in which California college teams participate.
There are several fiscal effects involved with this proposition.
· Increase state revenues
· Increase state cost to regulate in-person sports betting
· Increase state costs to enforce gambling laws
How does this relate to CFWC? This proposition could possibly increase spending on K-12 education and community colleges. Please refer to lao.ca.gov for more information.