Would allow online and mobile sports betting


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July 6, 2022 – SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., has assigned proposal numbers to legislation, initiative, and referendum measures that are scheduled to appear on November 8, 2022, in the ballot of the general election.

Secretary Weber also invited interested Californians to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in the Official Voter Information Guide. The guide is mailed to every voting household in California and posted on the Secretary of State’s website.

Proposition 27 is listed below, along with the Legislative Counsel’s Summary or the Attorney General’s official title and summary.

Proposal 27

ENABLES ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS BETTING. CONSTITUTIONAL AND BYLAWS AMENDMENT INITIATIVE. Legalizes online and mobile sports betting, which is currently prohibited, for people 21 and older. Such bets may only be offered by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and eligible companies that contract with them. Persons placing bets must be in California and not located on Indian lands. Imposes a 10% tax on sports betting revenue and licensing fees. Directs tax and licensing revenue first to regulatory costs, then the remainder to: 85% to homelessness programs; 15% to non-participating tribes. Specifies licensing, regulatory, consumer protection and betting integrity standards for sports betting. Summary of Legislative Analyst and Chief Financial Officer’s Estimate of Fiscal Impact on State and Local Governments: Increased State Revenue of up to Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year from Taxes related to online sports betting, license fees and penalties. A portion of this revenue would reflect a change from other existing state and local revenues. Increased state regulatory costs, potentially reaching the tens of millions of dollars per year, which would be fully or partially offset by increased revenues. (21-0017A1.)

Poll arguments

Arguments can be presented for or against the measures. Arguments selected for the Official Voter Information Guide will be on public display between July 26 and August 15. If multiple arguments are submitted for a proposal, state law gives priority to arguments drafted by legislators in the case of legislative action and to proponents of a proposal. initiative or referendum; priority then goes to associations of citizens of good faith, then to individuals. No more than three signers are allowed to appear on an argument or rebuttal to an argument.

Voting arguments cannot exceed 500 words and rebuttals to voting arguments cannot exceed 250 words. All submissions must be typed and double-spaced. Arguments may be delivered by hand to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 1500 11e Street, 5e Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814; faxed to (916) 653-3214; or emailed to [email protected] In case of fax or e-mail, the original documents must be received within 72 hours. The deadline for submitting ballot arguments is July 12 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for submitting rebuttals to ballot arguments is July 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Declarations of the candidates

Secretary Weber also invited candidates’ statements to be included in the Official Voter Information Guide. Candidates for the United States Senate, State Constitutional Office, and Equalization Board may purchase space for a 250-word Candidate Statement in the Voter’s Guide. Candidates for state legislative office or the United States House of Representatives may purchase space for a candidate statement in a sample county ballot.

Candidates for public office must agree to voluntary campaign spending limits in order to purchase space for a candidate statement.

The deadline for submitting candidate statements to the office of the Secretary of State is July 20 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, California State Senate, and California State Assembly have until August 12 to submit candidate statements to their county election official for the local ballot sample in the county or counties in which the district is located.

For more information on ballot measures, candidate filing requirements, and election deadlines, please visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/general-election -Nov-8-2022

Source: S.O.S.

Related: California Proposition 26 November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot: Would Allow Federally Recognized Native American Tribes to Operate Roulette, Dice Games and Sports Betting on Tribal Lands, Subject to Negotiated Covenants by the governor

California Proposition 1 on the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot: Would amend the California Constitution to prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive freedom

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