Drink to That?
|This has to be one of the more absurd sounding initiatives cleared for circulation recently. Read the summary for yourself:|
Alcoholic Beverages. Use by Minors. Open Containers. Importation for Personal Consumption. Initiative Statute.Legalizes parents or guardians providing alcoholic beverages to children. Legalizes transport of “open containers” of alcoholic beverages purchased within preceding 24 hours. Repeals state prohibitions on importation of alcoholic beverages for “personal consumption.” Exempts such imports from state sales taxes. Repeals state authority to confiscate alcoholic beverages. In the event this initiative conflicts with existing federal regulations, requires California Congressional delegation to propose new federal regulations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, but potentially minor changes in alcohol-related regulatory costs and revenues.