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CHILDREN'S SERVICES. APPROPRIATIONS. SURTAXES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Amends constitution to create Young Children's Rightstart Fund; exempts fund appropriations from school funding priorities; tax and spending limitations. Establishes Children's Commission; enacts Children's Rights Act; imposes additional tax on personal income commencing tax year 1990: additional 2.5 percent on individual taxpayers with adjusted gross income above $200,000; additional 3.0 percent over $400,000. Rightstart Fund proceeds to Commission for disbursement after legislative approval as supplemental funds for: 4 percent for Children's Commission; 35 - 45 percent children's health services; 20 - 30 percent child abuse, other programs; 35 - 45 percent child care services. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in revenues for the Young Children's Rightstart Fund of $2.1 billion in 1990-91, $1.9 billion in 1991-92, and $2.0 billion in 1992-93. Adoption of the initiative in November 1990 would result in one-time costs to the Franchise Tax Board of approximately $2.5 million in 1990-91 for the printing of new tax forms for the 1990 tax year. Unknown savings to various state and local programs would also result to the extent that services funded by the tax revenues improve the health of pregnant women and young children, and reduce child fatalities and child abuse and neglect.


Bill Zimmerman Zimmerman, Fiman And Dixon Political Consulting And Communications, 1250 Sixth Street, Santa Monica, Ca 90401 (213) 451-2522



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