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CALIFORNIA TOBACCO LITIGATION SETTLEMENT FUNDS. RESTRICTING USE TO DESIGNATED HEALTH PROGRAMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Creates the "Tobacco Settlement Fund" in State Treasury and, effective 1/1/2001, requires deposit in that Fund of California's share of monies received from the 1998 national tobacco litigation settlement. Further provides that 20% of the annual amount received shall be appropriated to tobacco use cessation programs, 60% to expand access to health care services, and 20% to a grant program administered by the State Department of Health Services for the purpose of expanding programs of primary care clinics, with designated portion for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure will result in a General Fund revenue loss, and a corresponding state special fund revenue gain, ranging from $442 million to $536 million annually (plus inflation adjustments).
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California Tobacco Litigation Settlement Funds. Restricting Use To Designated Health Programs. California Initiative 871 (1999).