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DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Existing statute requires businesses selling or displaying drug paraphernalia to use only a separate room from which persons under 18 are excluded. Violation is not a crime but is grounds for revocation or nonrenewal of business's license. Cities and counties are not prevented from adopting additional regulatory ordinances. This initiative would amend statute to: (1) Make knowing violation a misdemeanor punishable by specified fines for first through third offenses, and business license revocation or nonrenewal for fourth or subsequent offenses. (2) Prevent cities and counties from adopting ordinances prohibiting or regulating drug paraphernalia sale or display. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would have an undetermined, but probably minor, net fiscal impact on state and local governments.
Steve Hollowell Kenneth Klosian James Melchor Alfred F. Geyer Eugene R. Cuthbertson; California Progressive Business Association, 1228 "N" Street, No. 27, Sacramento, Ca 95814 (916) 447-2076
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Drug Paraphernalia California Initiative 302 (1982).