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SALES TAX FOR WILDLIFE PROTECTION AND STATE PARKS. BEARS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Increases sales and use taxes by one-half percent. One-half of funds generated is to be used to create refuges for bears, other game and coastal marine life, to manage designated restricted use wilderness areas, and for wilderness education. Other half is for acquiring and restoring state parks. State must capture and place all bears in safe zones. Makes killing, injuring, possessing, transporting or importing bears or bear products a felony punishable by $10,000 fine and five years imprisonment, or if for commercial purposes, $15,000 fine and 15 years imprisonment. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would increase state sales and use tax revenues by $1.9 billion annually to be deposited into the Bear and Wilderness Trust Fund to acquire, restore, and enhance wilderness habitat and the state park system.
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Sales Tax For Wildlife Protection And State Parks. Bears. California Initiative 814 (1998).