Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Tribal Gaming Compact Extension Bill

Monday, June 13, 2022


SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to extend the gaming compacts of 29 California tribes, allowing the continued operation of casinos that support tribal development and provide jobs for thousands of workers statewide.

“I thank Gov. Newsom for signing this today,” Sen. Dodd said. “This extension allows tribes to continue along the path toward self-sufficiency and economic development. Also, it gives the state more time to negotiate long-term agreements that will benefit the state, employees and patrons.”

Many California tribes entered 20-year gaming compacts with the state that were briefly extended and set to expire on June 30. However, Sen. Dodd’s legislation, Senate Bill 898, grants an additional 18-month extension to 26 tribes and a one-year extension to three tribes.

The extension, which had overwhelming Senate and Assembly support, applies to the following tribes:

Alturas Indian Rancheria

Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians

Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria

Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians of California

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Blue Lake Rancheria

Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria

Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria

Cahuilla Band of Indians

Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation

Cher-ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria

Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk

Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria

Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria

Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California

Pit River Tribe

Redding Rancheria

Resighini Rancheria

Robinson Rancheria

Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria

Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California

Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians

Table Mountain Rancheria



Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. You can learn more about the district and Senator Dodd at