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Proposition 28

Official Title: Repeal Of Proposition 10 Tobacco Surtax.
Initiative Statute






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Who Signed the Ballot Arguments
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Official Summary: Repeals additional $.50 per pack tax on cigarettes and equivalent increase in state tax on tobacco products previously enacted by Proposition 10 at November 3, 1998, election. Provides for elimination of funding for Proposition 10 early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Prohibits imposition of additional surtaxes on distribution of cigarettes or tobacco products unless enacted by state legislature. Provides for termination of California Children and Families First Trust Fund once all previously collected taxes under Proposition 10 are appropriated and expended. Fiscal impact: Reduction in annual state special fund revenues of approximately $670 million that would otherwise be allocated for early childhood development programs and activities. Relatively small increases in Proposition 99 revenues of a few million dollars. Annual decreases in state General Fund revenues of approximately $7 million and local government sales tax revenues of approximately $6 million. Loss of potential long-term state and local governmental savings that could otherwise result from Proposition 10.

Web Sites


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Cigarettes Cheaper Committee to Pass Prop 28

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Repeal Prop 10

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Vote YES on Prop 28

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California Association of Retail Tobacconists


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No on Prop 28

Contact Information


  Ned Roscoe
President of Cigarettes Cheaper!




  No on Prop 28 Campaign
P.O. Box 67156
Los Angeles, CA 90067
    (310) 247-7422

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Ned Roscoe, President, Cigarettes Cheaper! Stores




  Jacqueline Antee, State President AARP
Rosalyn Bienenstock, R.R.T, M.P.H, Chair, American Lung Association of California
Mary Bergan, President, California Federation of Teachers
Paul Murata, M.D., Pres., American Cancer Society, Calif. Division
William D. Novelli, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Kay McVay, R.N., President, California Nurses Association

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image