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CIGARETTE TAX. AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Imposes additional tax of 40 cents on each package of cigarettes. Such tax to rise to 50 cents by December 1, 2001. Requires funds to be used for voluntary after-school tutoring program in public schools, primarily for grades kindergarten through sixth. Requires most tutors to be college students. Authorizes Superintendent of Public Instruction to accredit schools for participation upon application by community councils. Provides limited funding for accredited non-profit organizations to operate programs at school sites. Establishes new account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund to receive additional taxes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Revenue increases of approximately $600 million each year from the proposed higher tax on cigarettes and tobacco products, which would be used to fund a newly created after-school tutor program. Revenue losses in other cigarette-tax-supported health programs of about $35 million annually.
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Cigarette Tax. After-School Tutoring. California Initiative 689 (1995).