ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. TAXES. LEGISLTIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. • Adds to Constitution. alcohol beverage excise tax rates, proceeds payable to General Fund. • Increases taxes payable to State General Fund on alcoholic beverages, as of March 1, 1991--beer, from 4 to 20 cents per gallon: specified wines from 1 to 20 cents per gallon: fortified wines from 2 to 20 cents per gallon: distilled spirits from $2.00 to $3.30 per gallon. • Amends Constitution to exclude excise surtaxes imposed by this measure from appropriations limit, as specified. • Provides that tax rate modifications of this measure control over conflicting provisions of Propositions 134 and 136. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • This measure would result in additional General Fund revenues of approximately $70 million for a portion of 1990-91 and approximately $195 million in fiscal year 1991-92, the first full year it is in effect. • Similarly, local sales tax revenues would increase statewide by approximately $1.6 million annually, • Revenues generated after fiscal year 1991-92 will depend upon the trends in alcohol sales. • Adjustments are also made to the state's constitutional spending limit to include the additional tax revenue.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on ACA 38 (Proposition 126) Assembly -- Ayes, 54; Noes, 18 -- Senate -- Ayes, 30; Noes, 4
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3001351; A: 40.92; N: 4332827; B: 59.08
Assembly Constitutional Amendment
Alfred E. Alquist, Chairman, State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review; Ed Foglia, President, California Teachers Association; David Brown, President, Association of California School Administrators
Steven G. Madison, President, Board of Directors California Consortium for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Dr. Donald M. Bowman, Executive Director, California Council on Alcohol Problems; Chief Donald J. Burnett, President, California Police Chiefs Association
Rebuttal Against Author
Jerry Pierson, Secretary/Treasurer, California Council of Police and Sheriffs (Cal-COPS); Sally Davis, Former Director, State Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Kirk West, President, California Chamber of Commerce
Alcoholic Beverages. Taxes. California Proposition 126 (1990).