- 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.
- Raises new revenues of approximately $400 million in 1998-99 and $750 million annually thereafter for the California Children and Families First Program, to be allocated primarily to new state and county commissions for early childhood development programs.
- Results in reduced revenues for Proposition 99 health care and resources programs of about $18 million in 1998-99 and $7 million annually thereafter.
- Results in increased state General Fund revenues of about $2 million in 1998-99 and $4 million annually thereafter. Results in increased county General Fund revenues of about $3 million in 1998-99 and $6 million annually thereafter.
- Potential unknown long-term savings in state and local health, education, and other programs.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- Excise taxes would be
increased on cigarettes by 50
cents per pack and on other
tobacco products by the
equivalent of $1 per pack. The
increased revenues would
primarily fund early childhood
administered by a new state
commission and county
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- Excise taxes on
cigarettes and other tobacco
products would not be
increased and, therefore,
these new revenues would
not be raised for early
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 10:
- Provides child immunizations, health
care, nutrition services, domestic violence
prevention and treatment for pre-school
children. Doubles dollars available for
anti-smoking education. Funds Breast
Cancer research. Endorsed by: American
Cancer Society, California School Boards
Association, teachers and children's
advocates. Don't be fooled by tobacco
industry lies. Vote yes on 10.
Full Text of Argument In Favor,
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 10:
- Opposed by California education
officials and taxpayer advocates.
Amends Constitution to keep funds
from California's schools.
Duplicates existing programs for
children and families. Creates
huge new bureaucracy; 59 new
commissions, thousands of new
bureaucrats and over 500 political
appointees to spend millions of
taxpayer dollars with no
Full Text of Argument Against,
- Contact FOR Proposition 10:
- California Children and
Rob Reiner, Chair
1875 Century Park East, Suite 300
Los Angeles,CA 90067
(213) 627-5140 or
Fax: (213) 627-5709 or
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 10:
- Committee Against
555 Capitol Mall,
Sacramento, CA 95814
League of Women Voters
California Voter Foundation
Cal. Voter Foundation
California Voter Foundation
News and Analysis
The Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, Kern Co.)
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Live Election Returns
Secretary of State
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