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PUBLIC MORALS - INITIATIVE STATUTE. Defines lewdness, assignation, prostitution, obscene matter and other related terms. Defines "moral nuisance" to include: specified places where obscene films are publicly exhibited; places where obscene publications constitute a principal part of stock in trade; places, including contents thereof, in which lewdness, assignation or prostitution, as businesses, or illegal gambling take place; proceeds from sale of obscene publications in such places; moneys paid for admission to see obscene films. Provides procedures for eliminating and confiscating such nuisances. Declares abatement of such nuisances within charter cities and counties is subject to local control. Fiscal impact: Would not result in substantial state and local costs.
James J. Clancy, 9055 La Tuna Canyon Road, Sun Valley, California 91352; John L. Harmer, 7135 J Bar B, Roseville, California 95678
Failed to Qualify
Public Morals California Initiative 173 (1978).