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DRUG ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION. TAXES. PRISON TERMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes Safe Streets Fund in State Treasury. Appropriates funds in account for Anti-Drug Education (42%); Anti-Drug Law Enforcement (40%); Prisons and Jails (10%); Drug Treatment (8%). Increases state sales and use taxes 1/2 cent for four years starting July 1, 1991; increased funds transferred to Safe Streets Fund. Prohibits early release of persons convicted twice of: murder; manslaughter; rape or other sexual assault; mayhem; sale, possession for sale, transportation, or manufacture of large amounts of drugs; selling drugs to minors on schoolgrounds or playgrounds; using minors to sell or transport drugs. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure will raise $7.4 billion for the Safe Streets Fund over the period of 1991-92 through the first quarter of 1995-96 from increases in sales tax revenue, with an accumulation of interest earnings in the General Fund over the same period; allocations of $3.1 billion to the anti-drug education programs, $3.3 billion to law enforcement and judicial programs, and $600 million to state and local agencies for drug treatment programs during this period; minor costs to the General Fund beginning in 1991-92, increasing to more than $80 million annually by 2007-08 for support of the prison system and potential one-time costs of more than $300 million for new prison construction.
Leo Mccarthy California Safe Streets, 8616 La Tijera, Suite G, Los Angeles, Ca 90045
Drug Enforcement And Prevention. Taxes. Prison Terms. California Initiative 489 (1989).