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STATE AND COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. ADDITIONAL TOBACCO SURTAX. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Creates state commission to provide information and materials and to formulate guidelines for establishment of comprehensive early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Creates county commissions to develop strategic plans with emphasis on new programs. Creates trust fund for these programs. Funding for state and county commissions and programs raised by additional $.50 per pack tax on cigarette distributors and equivalent increase in state tax on distributed tobacco products. Funds exempt from Proposition 98 requirement that dedicates portion of general tax revenues to schools. Summary of estimate of Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in increased revenue due to the increase in excise tax of about $350 million in 1998-1999 and $700 million in 1999-2000, decreasing gradually in subsequent years. Almost all of these monies would be used to fund the newly created California Children and Families First Program. It will also result in increased state General Fund sales and excise tax revenues on cigarettes and tobacco products of a few million dollars in 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 and a decrease of about $4 million annually thereafter. It will also result in increased local government sales tax revenues of about $6 million in 1998-1999 and $12 million annually thereafter. It will also result in a reduction in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund (Proposition 99) revenues of $15 million in 1998-1999 and $30 million annually thereafter, for certain health and resources programs.


Rob Reiner C/O Mike Roos California Children And Families First, 510 West 6Th Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90014



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