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November 2016 General Election

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Proposition 56 - Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement.

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

 

Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: State excise tax on cigarettes would increase by $2 per pack—from 87 cents to $2.87. State excise tax on other tobacco products would increase by a similar amount. State excise tax also would be applied to electronic cigarettes. Revenue from these higher taxes would be used for many purposes, but primarily to augment spending on health care for low–income Californians.

A NO vote on this measure means: No changes would be made to existing state taxes on cigarettes, other tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

Media Coverage

Follow the Money

Check the Secretary of State's total amounts raised on propositions or the Fair Political Practices Commission's list of Top Ten donors for information on donors supporting or opposing this measure. Visit Voters Edge for additional campaign finance analysis.

 

 

This page was first published on April 16, 2016 | Last updated on October 2, 2016
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