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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES SURTAX. SEX CRIME ENFORCEMENT AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Imposes surtax on alcoholic beverages of25 cents per container or per serving. Directs surtax to be deposited into a trust fund administered by the Attorney General for financial support for sex crimes victims, for law enforcement training, and for grants for local law enforcement, prosecutors, and child social services. Increases penalties for specified sex crimes to 50 years without parole where the victim is a minor and to 25 years. without parole where the victim is a woman. Requires individualized determination of bail for such crimes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Measure would result in increased special fund revenues from the new alcoholic beverage tax ranging from $1 billion to $2 billion annually, and comparatively modest other state and local revenue effects; increased state General Fund prison costs, eventually reaching $800 million annually in 2048-49 for state operations and totaling $1.9 billion for capital outlay; and increased tax administration costs potentially ranging up to several million dollars annually.


Mervin Evans, P.O. Box 71351, Los Angeles, CA 90071, (213) 489-4792



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