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2013: State/Federal

Author Tom Mc Clintock
Nov. 4, 2013: Senator De Leon holds Legislative Work Group Hearing
I write to invite all interested stakeholders to attend the first meeting of the Senate Working Group on Off-Reservation Indian Gaming Agreements which will examine policy and procedural implications associated with agreements which permit Native American Tribes to conduct gaming on land acquired outside of the tribe’s traditional reservation or other trust lands. The first meeting of the working group will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1pm in Room 4203 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend this first meeting and provide comments regarding recommendations for improving the process for approving off-reservation gaming agreements. This first meeting will be critical in helping the working group identify the key issues that should be prioritized in the effort. The legislature this year passed a first of its kind off-reservation compact with AB 277 (Hall) the North Fork Rancheria Compact. While I ultimately voted for the compact, I became deeply concerned with the process associated with this vote. I believe a better process, with true oversight and review, would create better results for all parties involved. As I firmly support and respect a tribe’s need for self-sufficiency, I want to assure all stakeholders that the efforts of the working group will be focused on how we can have a better process for approving off-reservation agreements. This is a critical time for California to establish its own set of policies and recommendations to ensure that future off-reservation agreements are reviewed based on consistent criteria. If you are interested in participating in the working group’s first meeting, please contact Nidia Bautista in my office at [email protected] or (916) 651-4022.
July 30, 2013: Rule-making- Comment Period - Tribal Court Advisory Committee
Dear Justice Partners: Proposed California Rule of Court, rule 10.60, which would formally establish the California Tribal Court/State Court Forum (forum) as a Judicial Council advisory committee, is now circulating for comment. The comment period is very short, from July 30, 2013 – August 30, 2013. If you would like to submit a comment or share this information to seek public comment, please forward this link, In the center of the page at the bottom click on Judicial Administration; this section has the proposal and comment form. Judicial Administration Judicial Administration: Rules for Advisory Groups (PDF, 218 KB) Item Number: SP13-07 Deadline for Comments: August 30, 2013 5:00 PM (Pacific) Submit Comment Online Or, email: [email protected] This proposal would establish by rule two new Judicial Council advisory committees and repeal the rules concerning three advisory groups that no longer exist. At its meeting on April 25, 2013, the Judicial Council approved the Report and Recommendations to Improve the Governance, Structure, and Organization of Judicial Council Advisory Groups submitted by the Rules and Projects Committee (RUPRO), the Executive and Planning Committee (E&P), and the Technology Committee (JCTC). Among the recommendations were the establishment of two advisory committees: The Tribal Court/State Court Forum and the Court Security Advisory Committee. Another recommendation accepted by the council was repeal of the rules concerning the Judicial Services Advisory Committee (rule 10.57), the Working Group on Court Security (rule 10.170), and the Working Group on Court Security Fiscal Guidelines (rule 10.171). All comments received will become part of the public record surrounding the decision whether to adopt a rule institutionalizing the forum. Center for Families, Children & the Courts Judicial Council of California – Administrative Office of the Courts 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, Ca. 94102-3688 415-865-7739, Fax 415-865-4297, "Serving the courts for the benefit of all Californians"
HR 279 Authored Tom Cole Carcieri Fix
Inter tribal letter in related items
H.R. 2666: July 2013 The Poker Freedom Act
HR ____: Internet-Gambling-Regulation-Enforcement-and-Consumer-Protection-Act-of-2013
S.B. 51: Authored by Senator Wright
Internet Gambling - re-introduced in Dec. 2012 for the 2013 session
SB 190: Senator Wright - Sports Wagering
This bill would authorize the owner or operator of a gambling establishment, or the owner or operator of a horse racing track, including a horse racing association, or of a satellite wagering facility, with a current license, to conduct wagering on professional and collegiate sports or athletic events, other than on collegiate sports or athletic events that take place in California or in which any California college team participates, by applying to the California Gambling Control Commission or the California Horse Racing Board, as specified, for authorization to conduct sports wagering, and by paying an annual fee for deposit in the Gambling Addiction Program Fund. The bill would require each licensed entity to remit to the treasurer on a monthly basis for deposit in the general fund, an amount equal to 7.5% of its gross revenues. The bill would require the commission, the board, and the department to adopt regulations to implement these provisions, including authority to adopt regulations establishing fees in a reasonable amount to recover costs incurred performing their duties pursuant to these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
SB 406: Tribal Court Civil Judgment Act
Author Noreen Evans, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County LETTERS OF SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION IN RELATED ITEMS Tribal Court Judgments to be honored in California State Court. Tribal court authority over non Indians. Final Report:
AB 55: Change Columbus Day to Native American Day
author by Assembly Member Roger Hernandez, West Covina
AB 277: Ratification of the North Fork and Wiyot Tribal State Compacts
Feb. 11, 2013: Authored by Assembly Member Isadore Hall and co author Chesbro.
AB 1103: Author Isadore Hall - slot machines
Legislation to redefine slot machine in the California Penal Code
AB 1267 Shingle Springs Compact Amendment
Introduced by Assembly Member Hall
Dec. 2012: S 3193 Land Transfer Clarification Act Enrolled
Technical Correction FOR Barrona- in error the private property of a non tribal member was transferred into trust. This legislation is to correct the error and return the private property to the individual.
March 8, 2013: Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act
Author United States Senator Feinstein
S. 47: Violence Against Women Act - Enacted
March 19, 2013: Implicatons of Federal Acknowledgment
Asst. Secretary Washburn's testimony. BIA response to follow up questions in related items.
2013 Intertribal Carcieri Letter

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