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PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER PREVENTION. TOBACCO TAX. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Increases tax on cigarette and tobacco products by 11/4 cent per cigarette and equivalent amounts for other products. Proceeds provide additional funding for breast cancer research, detection, and surveillance and fund new program for treating under-served and uninsured. Proceeds also fund new prostate cancer research program that would provide grants and contracts to public and private researchers. Proceeds may not supplant existing funding. Provides this measure does not conflict with measures on same ballot that impose a tobacco tax and all such measures that passed would be effective. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would result in: (1) increased special fund revenue to fund new and existing breast and prostate cancer-related programs due to the increased excise tax of about $190 million in 1998-99 and $400 million in 1999-2000, slowly decreasing in subsequent years; (2) increased state General Fund sales and excise tax revenues on cigarettes and tobacco products of $3 million in 1998-99 and $6.5 million annually thereafter; (3) increased local government sales tax revenues of about $2 million in 1998-99 and $4.5 million thereafter; and, (4) a reduction in Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund (Proposition 99) revenues of about $7 million in 1998-99 and $16 million annually thereafter, for certain health and resources programs.


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