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TAXES: BEER, DISTILLED SPIRITS. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Imposes additional excise surtax on beer, distilled spirits. Places revenue, after collection expense, into special account, exempt from appropriation limits; allocates proceeds for specified support of: Courts (38%); Counties, (18%); Law Enforcement (9%); Emergency, Perinatal, Medical Services (5%); Victims, Children (3%); Education (15%); Research (2%); Mutual Assistance (3%); Alcohol Treatment, Recovery (4%); HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education (3%). Modifies state funding for courts; savings allocated to K-12 school funding, others, not Proposition 98 proceeds of taxes. Requires courts, law enforcement agencies, counties study and implement cost reductions, as provided. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Annual revenue gain from additional taxes on beer and distilled spirits, estimated to be $3.2 to $4.4 billion; from the shift of costs of the trial court system, annual savings to counties of approximately $955 million, annual net gain to the State General Fund of $90 million; annual revenue gains to counties and cities of approximately $770 million to $1.5 billion, allocated to specific local programs; from revenues generated by additional taxes on beer and distilled spirits, annual increase in funding to K-14 schools of approximately $965 million to $1.2 billion.


Richard Millan Taxpayers Against Deficits, 21412 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, California 92630 (714) 837-2013



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