Existing sales and use tax laws impose taxes on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. Existing law, the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program, authorizes the Director of Mental Health, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to award matching grants to local educational agencies to pay the state share of the costs of providing programs that provide school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services to eligible pupils at schoolsites of eligible pupils, in accordance with specified criteria. This bill would impose a tax upon retailers for the privilege of selling ammunition at the rate of 10% of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of ammunition sold at retail in this state on or after July 1, 2014. It would also impose a comparable excise tax on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of ammunition purchased from a retailer for the storage, use, or other consumption in this state, as provided. The taxes would be collected pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law. This bill would require that revenues collected pursuant to these taxes be deposited in the Ammunition Tax Fund, which this bill would create. This bill would require, upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the Ammunition Tax Fund to be allocated in specified percentages to the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program, and to the Public Safety Emergency Prevention Fund, which the bill would create. This bill would require the moneys in the Public Safety Emergency Prevention Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to be expended by the Office of Emergency Services to fund public safety programs in high crime municipalities. Because this bill would expand the scope of the Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, and would create crimes for specified retailer misconduct, it would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 23 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.
From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (May 13).
Re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.
(Ayes 50. Noes 22. Page 696.)
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
From printer. May be heard in committee February 28.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|01/28/13 - Introduced|
|03/19/13 - Amended Assembly|
|05/15/13 - Amended Assembly|
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