California Children's Health Insurance and Youth Smoking Initiative (2008)
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will not appear on a ballot
The Children's Health Insurance and Youth Smoking Initiative (08-0006) was proposed as an initiative for the November 2008 ballot in California. The measure would have imposed an additional sales tax of 75 cents on a pack of cigarettes. On April 1, the California Secretary of State announced that the measure was eligible for petition circulation. Supporters would have needed to collect 694,354 signatures of registered voters by late June to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
Analysts at California's Legislative Analyst's Office estimate that the new tax would raise about $750 million annually.