BILL NUMBER: SB 653	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 14, 2011

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Steinberg

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2011

    An act to add Chapter 3.8 (commencing with Section 7295)
to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating
to local taxation.   An act to amend Sections 17041.5,
30111, and 32010 of, to add Section 17041.6 t   o, and to
add Chapter 3.53 (commencing with Section 7289), Chapter 3.54
(commencing with Section 7289.10), Chapter 3.55 (commencing with
Section 7289.20), Chapter 3.56 (commencing with Section 7289.30),
Chapter 3.57 (commencing with Section 7289.40), and Chapter 3.58
(commencing with Section 7289.50), to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of, the
Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to local taxation, and making an
appropriation therefor. 



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 653, as amended, Steinberg. Local taxation:  counties:
 general authorization.
   The California Constitution prohibits the Legislature from
imposing taxes for local purposes, but allows the Legislature to
authorize local governments to impose them.
   This bill would authorize the board of supervisors of any county
or city and county,  by ordinance or resolution, to propose
to the voters a tax, including, but not limited to,  
subject to specified constitutional and voter approval requirements,
to levy, increase, or extend  a local personal income tax,
 a local corporate income tax, and a local sales 
 transactions  and use tax  ,   vehicle license
fee, and excise tax, including, but not limited to, an alcoholic
beverages tax, a cigarette and tobacco products tax, a sweetened
beverage tax, and an oil severance tax, as provided  . 
   This bill would require the State Board of Equalization, the
Franchise Tax Board, or the Department of Motor Vehicles to perform
various functions incident to the administration and operation of a
local tax if the county or city and county contracts with the state
agency to perform those functions. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation:  no   yes
 . Fiscal committee:  no   yes  .
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   SECTION 1.    Chapter 3.53 (commencing with Section
7289) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.53.  GENERAL LOCAL TAX AUTHORIZATION


   7289.  Notwithstanding any other law, but subject to the
limitations of the California Constitution, the board of supervisors
of any county or city and county may, in accordance with Article 3.7
(commencing with Section 53720) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 2
of Title 5 of the Government Code, levy, increase, or extend any of
the following taxes:
   (a) A local personal income tax that is assessed and collected by
the Franchise Tax Board in accordance with Section 17041.6.
   (b) A transactions and use tax, adopted in accordance with the
Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with Section
7251)), notwithstanding any rate limitations specified in that law
for a county or city and county.
   (c) A local vehicle license fee that is assessed and collected in
accordance with Chapter 3.54 (commencing with Section 7289.10).
   (d) (1) An excise tax, including, but not limited to, a local
alcoholic beverage tax, a local cigarette and tobacco products tax, a
local sweetened beverage tax, and a local medical marijuana tax.
   (A) A local alcoholic beverage tax shall be assessed and collected
in accordance with Chapter 3.55 (commencing with Section 7289.20).
   (B) A local cigarette and tobacco products tax shall be assessed
and collected in accordance with Chapter 3.56 (commencing with
Section 7289.30).
   (C) A local sweetened beverage tax shall be assessed and collected
in accordance with Chapter 3.58 (commencing with Section 7289.50).
   (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an excise tax shall not include
a motor vehicle fuel tax or diesel fuel tax.
   (3) A county or city and county may contract with the State Board
of Equalization to administer an excise tax. The contract shall
contain a provision that the county or city and county shall
reimburse the State Board of Equalization for all refunds, losses,
and costs incurred in the administration of the tax.
   (e) A local tax on extractive business activities, as defined in
paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 25128, not to exceed 2
percent of the wholesale value per unit measure.
   (f) A local oil severance tax that is assessed and collected in
accordance with Chapter 3.57 (commencing with Section 7289.40). 

   SEC. 2.    Chapter 3.54 (commencing with Section
7289.10) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.54.  COUNTY VEHICLE LICENSE FEE


   7289.10.  (a) An ordinance imposing a local vehicle license fee,
as authorized pursuant to Chapter 3.53 (commencing with Section
7289), shall not to exceed 1.35 percent.
   (b) (1) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall administer the
local vehicle license fee.
   (2) Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a local
vehicle license fee, the county or city and county shall contract
with the Department of Motor Vehicles to perform all functions
incident to the administration of the local vehicle license fee.
   (3) The contract shall require the county or city and county to
reimburse the Department of Motor Vehicles for all refunds, losses,
and costs incurred in the administration and operation of the local
vehicle license fee.
   (4) The local vehicle license fee shall be assessed and collected
in the same manner as the fee imposed by Part 5 (commencing with
Section 10701).
   (5) (A) Amounts collected pursuant to this chapter shall be
transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited in the State Treasury to
the credit of the Local Vehicle License Fee Account in the General
Fund, which is hereby created.
   (B) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the
moneys in the Local Vehicle License Fee Account are hereby
continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the
Controller for allocation to each county and city and county in which
the local vehicle license fee is imposed. 
   SEC. 3.    Chapter 3.55 (commencing with Section
7289.20) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.55.  COUNTY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TAX


   7289.20.  (a) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, the
board of supervisors of a county or city and county may impose a tax
on the privilege of selling beer, wine, or distilled spirits at
retail in the county, as authorized pursuant to Chapter 3.53
(commencing with Section 7289). The board of supervisors may impose
this tax within an incorporated city within the county or city and
county.
   (b) Any tax imposed shall not exceed the following:
   (1) On beer, five cents ($0.05) per 12 ounces and at a
proportionate rate for any other quantity.
   (2) On wine, five cents ($0.05) per 5 ounces and at a
proportionate rate for any other quantity.
   (3) On distilled spirits, five cents ($0.05) per 1.5 ounces and at
a proportionate rate for any other quantity.
   (c) Any tax imposed shall not be regulatory within the meaning of
Section 22 of Article XX.
   7289.21.  For purposes of this chapter, "beer," "wine," and
"distilled spirits" have the same meanings as provided in Sections
23006, 23007, and 23005 of the Business and Professions Code.
   7289.22.  (a) The imposition of a tax pursuant to this chapter
shall not prohibit the concurrent application of a tax imposed
pursuant to the Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1 (commencing with
Section 6001)), the Bradley-Burns Uniform Sales and Use Tax Law (Part
1.5 (commencing with Section 7200)), or a tax imposed in accordance
with the Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with
Section 7251)), on the sale of or the, storage, use, or other
consumption of, beer, wine or distilled spirits.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 7203.5 or any other law, the
imposition of a tax pursuant to this chapter by a county or city and
county shall not prohibit the concurrent administration by the board
of a sales or use tax ordinance adopted by that county pursuant to
the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1.5
(commencing with Section 7200)) or in accordance with the
Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with Section
7251)).
   7289.23.  Any ordinance levying a tax pursuant to this chapter
shall provide that the tax shall conform to Part 1.6 (commencing with
Section 7251). However, a tax imposed pursuant to this chapter is
not a sales or use tax or a transactions or use tax, and shall not be
considered as such for purposes of Section 7251.1.
   7289.24.  An ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be
operative on the first day of a calendar quarter commencing more than
90 days after the adoption of the ordinance.
   7289.26.  Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a
tax pursuant to this chapter, the board of supervisors of the county
or city and county shall do either of the following:
   (a) Notify the State Board of Equalization in writing that the
county or city and county will be responsible for administering the
tax imposed pursuant to an ordinance authorized by this chapter on
its own behalf, and that the ordinance does not impose any duties or
responsibilities for administering the tax upon the State Board of
Equalization.
   (b) Contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all
functions incident to the administration and operation of the
ordinance. If the county or city and county has not contracted with
the board prior to the operative date of the ordinance, the operative
date shall be delayed until the first day of the first calendar
quarter following the execution of the contract.
   7289.27.  For a county or city and county that elects to contract
with the State Board of Equalization to administer a tax imposed by
the county, as authorized by this chapter, the following shall apply:

   (a) The contract shall require the county to do both of the
following:
   (1) Reimburse the State Board of Equalization for, and hold the
board harmless from, any and all costs, losses, or refunds.
   (2) In the event that a legal action is commenced challenging the
validity of the tax in its entirety, as opposed to the application of
the tax to an individual taxpayer, place the tax proceeds into an
interest-bearing escrow account until the legality of the tax is
resolved by a final and nonappealable decision rendered by a court of
competent jurisdiction. This paragraph shall be enforceable by any
interested party in a proceeding for a writ of mandate.
   (b) The county or city and county shall reimburse the State Board
of Equalization for any costs the board incurs in preparing to
administer and operate the tax. The county or city and county shall
reimburse the board as the costs are incurred and billed by the
board, on a monthly basis. These reimbursable costs shall include
costs incurred for the following:
   (1) Developing procedures.
   (2) Programming for data processing.
   (3) Developing and adopting appropriate regulations.
   (4) Designing and printing forms.
   (5) Developing instructions for the State Board of Equalization
staff and for taxpayers.
   (6) Any other necessary preparatory costs, including the State
Board of Equalization's direct and indirect costs as specified by
Section 11256 of the Government Code.
   (c) Any dispute as to the amount of preparatory costs incurred by
the State Board of Equalization shall be resolved by the Director of
Finance, whose decision shall be final. The maximum amount of all
preparatory costs to be paid by the county or city and county to the
board shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars
($175,000).
   (d) In addition to the amounts paid to the State Board of
Equalization for the preparatory costs described in subdivision (b),
the county or city and county shall reimburse the board for the cost
of the board's services in administering the tax. The amount of this
cost shall be determined by the board with the concurrence of the
Department of Finance.
   (e) All revenues collected from taxes imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter in counties or a city and county that
have contracted with the State Board of Equalization to administer
the tax shall be remitted to the board and allocated by the board as
follows:
   (1) First, for reimbursement to the board for the reasonable
costs, as specified in subdivisions (b) and (d), of administering and
enforcing the tax ordinance on behalf of the county pursuant to the
contract between the board and the county or city and county.
   (2) Second, for transmission to each county or city and county
that has contracted with the board pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 7289.26, in proportion to the amount of revenues derived from
each county's or city and county's respective tax.
   (f) The State Board of Equalization shall transmit to a county or
city and county all revenues derived from the taxes imposed pursuant
to this chapter and collected by the board pursuant to a contract
with the county or city and county periodically as promptly as
feasible. The transmittals shall be made at least twice in each
calendar quarter.
   7289.28.  Except as provided in Section 7289.29, to the extent
practicable, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6451), Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 6701), Chapter 7 (commencing with Section
6901), and Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 7051) of Part 1, shall
govern determinations, collection of tax, overpayments, and refunds,
and administration of all taxes imposed under the authorization of
this chapter.
   7289.29.  The return and payment of any tax imposed pursuant to
the authorization of this chapter shall be due and payable to the
board on the same date as the return and payment of the tax imposed
pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001), provided that the
retailer is within the jurisdiction of a county or city and county
that elects to contract with the board to administer the tax,
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 7289.26. If the retailer is
within the jurisdiction of a county or city and county that has
elected not to contract with the board to administer the tax, the
return and payment of the tax imposed pursuant to the authorization
of this chapter is due and payable from the retailer as prescribed in
the ordinance adopted by the county or city and county. 
   SEC. 4.    Chapter 3.56 (commencing with Section
7289.30) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.56.  COUNTY CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PRODUCT TAX


   7289.30.  (a) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, the
board of supervisors of a county or city and county may impose a tax
on the privilege of distributing cigarettes and tobacco products in
the county, as authorized pursuant to Chapter 3.53 (commencing with
Section 7289). The board of supervisors may impose this tax within an
incorporated city within the county or city and county.
   (b) Any tax imposed shall not exceed the following:
   (1) On cigarettes, five cents ($0.05) per cigarette.
   (2) On tobacco products, based on the wholesale cost of these
products, at a tax rate, as determined annually by the State Board of
Equalization, which is equivalent to five cents ($0.05) per
cigarette.
   (3) Any tax imposed shall be assessed and collected in the same
manner as the taxes imposed by the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax
Law (Part 13 (commencing with Section 30001)).
   7289.31.  An ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be
operative on the first day of a calendar quarter commencing more than
110 days after the adoption of the ordinance.
   7289.32.  Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a
tax pursuant to this chapter, the board of supervisors of the county
or city and county shall do either of the following:
   (a) Notify the State Board of Equalization in writing that the
county or city and county will be responsible for administering the
tax imposed pursuant to an ordinance authorized by this chapter on
its own behalf, and that the ordinance does not impose any duties or
responsibilities for administering the tax upon the State Board of
Equalization.
   (b) Contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all
functions incident to the administration and operation of the
ordinance. If the county has not contracted with the board prior to
the operative date of the ordinance, the operative date shall be
delayed until the first day of the first calendar quarter following
the execution of the contract.
   7289.33.  For a county or city and county that elects to contract
with the State Board of Equalization to administer a tax imposed by
the county or city and county, as authorized by this chapter, the
following shall apply:
   (a) The contract shall require the county or city and county to do
both of the following:
   (1) Reimburse the State Board of Equalization for, and hold the
board harmless from, any and all costs, losses, or refunds.
   (2) In the event that a legal action is commenced challenging the
validity of the tax in its entirety, as opposed to the application of
the tax to an individual taxpayer, place the tax proceeds into an
interest-bearing escrow account until the legality of the tax is
resolved by a final and nonappealable decision rendered by a court of
competent jurisdiction. This paragraph shall be enforceable by any
interested party in a proceeding for a writ of mandate.
   (b) The county or city and county shall reimburse the State Board
of Equalization for any costs the board incurs in preparing to
administer and operate the tax. The county or city and county shall
reimburse the board as the costs are incurred and billed by the
board, on a monthly basis. These reimbursable costs shall include
costs incurred for the following:
   (1) Developing procedures.
   (2) Programming for data processing.
   (3) Developing and adopting appropriate regulations.
   (4) Designing and printing forms.
   (5) Developing instructions for the State Board of Equalization
staff and for taxpayers.
   (6) Any other necessary preparatory costs, including the State
Board of Equalization's direct and indirect costs as specified by
Section 11256 of the Government Code.
   (c) Any dispute as to the amount of preparatory costs incurred by
the State Board of Equalization shall be resolved by the Director of
Finance, whose decision shall be final. The maximum amount of all
preparatory costs to be paid by the county or a city and county to
the board shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars
($175,000).
   (d) In addition to the amounts paid to the State Board of
Equalization for the preparatory costs described in subdivision (b),
the county or a city and county shall reimburse the board for the
cost of the board's services in administering the tax. The amount of
this cost shall be determined by the board with the concurrence of
the Department of Finance.
   (e) All revenues collected from taxes imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter in counties or a city and county that
have contracted with the State Board of Equalization to administer
the tax shall be remitted to the board and allocated by the board as
follows:
   (1) First, for reimbursement to the board for the reasonable
costs, as specified in subdivisions (b) and (d), of administering and
enforcing the tax ordinance on behalf of the county or city and
county pursuant to the contract between the board and the county or
city and county.
   (2) Second, for transmission to each county or city and county
that has contracted with the board pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 7289.32, in proportion to the amount of revenues derived from
each county's or city and county's respective tax.
   (f) The State Board of Equalization shall transmit to a county or
city and county all revenues derived from the taxes imposed pursuant
to this chapter and collected by the board pursuant to a contract
with the county or city and county periodically as promptly as
feasible. The transmittals shall be made at least twice in each
calendar quarter.
   7289.34.  Except as provided in Section 7289.45, to the extent
practicable, Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 30181), Chapter 5
(commencing with Section 30301), Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
30361), and Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 30451) of Part 13,
shall govern determinations, collection of tax, overpayments, and
refunds, and administration of all taxes imposed under the
authorization of this chapter.
   7289.35.  The return and payment of any tax imposed pursuant to
the authorization of this chapter is due and payable to the board on
the same date as the return and payment of the tax imposed pursuant
to Part 13 (commencing with Section 30001), provided that the
retailer is within the jurisdiction of a county or city and county
that elects to contract with the board to administer the tax,
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 7289.32. If the retailer is
within the jurisdiction of a county or city and county that has
elected not to contract with the board to administer the tax, the
return and payment of the tax imposed pursuant to the authorization
of this chapter is due and payable from the retailer as prescribed in
the ordinance adopted by the county or city and county. 
   SEC. 5.    Chapter 3.57 (commencing with Section
7289.40) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.57.  COUNTY OIL SEVERANCE TAX


   7289.40.  (a) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, the
board of supervisors of a county or city and county may impose a tax
upon a producer for the privilege of severing oil from the earth or
water in the county for sale, transport, consumption, storage,
profit, or use, as authorized pursuant to Chapter 3.53 (commencing
with Section 7289). The board of supervisors may impose this tax
within an incorporated city within the county or city and county.
   (b) Any tax imposed shall not exceed 10 percent of the gross value
of the product.
   (c) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the tax shall be
upon the entire production in the county or city and county,
regardless of the place of sale or to whom sold or by whom used, or
the fact that the delivery may be made to points outside the county
or city and county.
   (d) The tax shall be in addition to any ad valorem taxes imposed
by the state, or any of its political subdivisions, or any local
business license taxes that may be incurred for the privilege of
severing oil from the earth or water or doing business in that
locality. An exemption shall not be allowed from the payment of an ad
valorem tax related to equipment, material, or property by reason of
the payment of the gross severance tax.
   (e) Two or more producers that are corporations and are owned or
controlled directly or indirectly, as defined in Section 25105, by
the same interests shall be considered as a single producer for
purposes of application of the tax.
   (f) There shall be exempted from the imposition of the tax imposed
pursuant to this part oil produced by a stripper well in which the
average value of oil as of January 1 of the prior year is less than
thirty dollars ($30) per barrel price of California oil. The Division
of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of
Conservation shall provide notification of all wells that have been
certified as a stripper well.
   (g) For oil produced in this state from a well that qualifies
under Section 3251 of the Public Resources Code or which has been
inactive for a period of at least the preceding five consecutive
years, the imposition of the tax imposed pursuant to this part shall
be reduced to zero for a period of 10 years. The Division of Oil,
Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of Conservation shall
determine which wells qualify under Section 3251 of the Public
Resources Code or which have been inactive for a period of at least
the preceding five consecutive years, and shall provide notification
of its determinations.
   (h) There shall be exempted from the imposition of a tax imposed
all oil owned or produced by the state and any political subdivision'
s (including any local public entity, as defined by Section 900.4 of
the Government Code) proprietary share of oil produced under any
unit, cooperative, or other pooling agreement.
   7289.41.  For purposes of any tax imposed, all of the following
definitions shall apply:
   (a) "Barrel of oil" means 42 United States gallons of 231 cubic
inches per gallon computed at a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

   (b) "Gross value" means the sale price at the mouth of the well,
including any bonus, premium, or other thing of value paid for the
oil. If there is no sale at the time of severance, "gross value"
means the sale price when the oil is sold, including any bonus,
premium, or other thing of value paid for the oil. If oil is
exchanged for something other than cash, or if the
                               relation between the buyer and the
seller is such that the consideration paid, if any, is not indicative
of the true value or market price, then the board shall determine
the value of the oil subject to the tax based on the cash price paid
to producers for like quality oil in the vicinity of the well.
   (c) "Oil" means petroleum, or other crude oil, condensate, casing
head gasoline, or other mineral oil that is mined, produced, or
withdrawn from below the surface of the soil or water in the county
or city and county.
   (d) "Producer" means any person or entity that takes oil from the
earth or water in the county or city and county in any manner; any
person that owns, controls, manages, or leases any oil well in the
earth or water of the county or city and county; any person that
produces or extracts in any manner any oil by taking it from the
earth or water in the county or city and county; any person that
acquires the severed oil from a person or agency exempt from property
taxation under the United States Constitution or other laws of the
United States or under the California Constitution or other laws of
the State of California; and any person that owns an interest,
including a royalty interest, in oil or its value, whether the oil is
produced by the person owning the interest or by another on the
person's behalf by lease, contract, or other arrangement.
   (e) "Production" means the total gross amount of oil produced,
including the gross amount attributable to a royalty or other
interest.
   (f) "Severed" or "severing" means the extraction or withdrawing
from below the surface of the earth or water of any oil, regardless
of whether the extraction or withdrawal shall be by natural flow,
mechanical flow, forced flow, pumping, or any other means employed to
get the oil from below the surface of the earth or water, and shall
include the extraction or withdrawal by any means whatsoever of oil
upon which the tax has not been paid, from any surface reservoir,
natural or artificial, or from a water surface.
   (g) "Stripper well" means a well that has been certified by the
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources in the Department of
Conservation as an oil well incapable of producing an average of more
than 10 barrels of oil per day during the entire taxable month. Once
a well has been certified as a stripper well, that stripper well
shall remain certified as a stripper well until the well produces an
average of more than 10 barrels of oil per day during an entire
taxable month.
   7289.42.  Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a
tax pursuant to this chapter, the board of supervisors of the county
or city and county shall do either of the following:
   (a) Notify the State Board of Equalization in writing that the
county or city and county will be responsible for administering the
tax imposed pursuant to an ordinance authorized by this chapter on
its own behalf, and that the ordinance does not impose any duties or
responsibilities for administering the tax upon the State Board of
Equalization.
   (b) Contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all
functions incident to the administration and operation of the
ordinance. If the county or city and county has not contracted with
the board prior to the operative date of the ordinance, but shall
contract, the operative date shall be delayed until the first day of
the first calendar quarter following the execution of the contract.
   7289.43.  For a county or city and county that elects to contract
with the State Board of Equalization to administer a tax imposed by
the county or city and county, as authorized by this chapter, the
following shall apply:
   (a) The contract shall require the county to do both of the
following:
   (1) Reimburse the State Board of Equalization for, and hold the
board harmless from, any and all costs, losses, or refunds.
   (2) In the event that a legal action is commenced challenging the
validity of the tax in its entirety, as opposed to the application of
the tax to an individual taxpayer, place the tax proceeds into an
interest-bearing escrow account until the legality of the tax is
resolved by a final and nonappealable decision rendered by a court of
competent jurisdiction. This paragraph shall be enforceable by any
interested party in a proceeding for a writ of mandate.
   (b) The county or city and county shall reimburse the State Board
of Equalization for any costs the board incurs in preparing to
administer and operate the tax. The county or city and county shall
reimburse the board as the costs are incurred and billed by the
board, on a monthly basis. These reimbursable costs shall include
costs incurred for the following:
   (1) Developing procedures.
   (2) Programming for data processing.
   (3) Developing and adopting appropriate regulations.
   (4) Designing and printing forms.
   (5) Developing instructions for the State Board of Equalization
staff and for taxpayers.
   (6) Any other necessary preparatory costs, including the State
Board of Equalization's direct and indirect costs as specified by
Section 11256 of the Government Code.
   (c) Any dispute as to the amount of preparatory costs incurred by
the State Board of Equalization shall be resolved by the Director of
Finance, whose decision shall be final. The maximum amount of all
preparatory costs to be paid by the county or city and county to the
board shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars
($175,000).
   (d) In addition to the amounts paid to the State Board of
Equalization for the preparatory costs described in subdivision (b),
the county or city and county shall reimburse the board for the cost
of the board's services in administering the tax. The amount of this
cost shall be determined by the board with the concurrence of the
Department of Finance.
   (e) All revenues collected from taxes imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter in counties or a city and county that
have contracted with the State Board of Equalization to administer
the tax shall be remitted to the board and allocated by the board as
follows:
   (1) First, for reimbursement to the board for the reasonable
costs, as specified in subdivisions (b) and (d), of administering and
enforcing the tax ordinance on behalf of the county pursuant to the
contract between the board and the county or city and county.
   (2) Second, for transmission to each county or city and county
that has contracted with the board pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 7289.42, in proportion to the amount of revenues derived from
each county's or city and county's respective tax.
   (f) The State Board of Equalization shall transmit to a county or
city and county all revenues derived from the taxes imposed pursuant
to this chapter and collected by the board pursuant to a contract
with the county or city and county periodically as promptly as
feasible. The transmittals shall be made at least twice in each
calendar quarter.
   7289.44.  (a) For a producer within a jurisdiction of a county or
city and county that elects to contract with the State Board of
Equalization to administer the tax pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 7289.42, the following apply:
   (1) (A) The return and payment of any tax imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter is due and payable to the board
quarterly on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each
calendar quarter.
   (B) Each producer shall prepare and file with the board a return
in the form prescribed by the board containing information as the
board deems necessary or appropriate for the proper administration of
the tax. The return shall be filed on or before the last day of the
calendar month following the calendar quarter to which it relates,
together with a remittance payable to the board for the amount of tax
due for that period.
   (2) The board may prescribe those forms and reporting requirements
as necessary to implement the tax, including, but not limited to,
information regarding the location of the well by county or city and
county, the gross amount of oil produced, the quantity sold and the
selling price, the prevailing market price of oil, and the amount of
tax due.
   (3) The board shall administer and collect the tax, to the extent
practicable, pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law (Part 30
(commencing with Section 55001) of Division 2). For purposes of this
part, the references in the Fee Collection Procedures Law to "fee"
shall include the tax imposed by this part, and to "feepayer" shall
include a producer required to pay the tax imposed by this part.
   (4) The board may prescribe, adopt, and enforce emergency
regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of this
chapter. Any emergency regulations prescribed, adopted, or enforced
pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter
3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
2 of the Government Code, and for purposes of that chapter, including
Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of these
regulations is an emergency and shall be considered by the Office of
Administrative Law as necessary for the immediate preservation of the
public peace, health and safety, and general welfare.
Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, including
subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, any
emergency regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall be filed
with, but not be repealed by, the Office of Administrative Law, and
shall remain in effect until revised by the director.
   (b) If the producer is within the jurisdiction of a county or city
and county that has elected not to contract with the board to
administer the tax, the determinations, collection of tax,
overpayments, and refunds, and administration of the tax imposed
under the authorization of this chapter shall be prescribed in the
ordinance adopted by the county or city and county. 
   SEC. 6.    Chapter 3.58 (commencing with Section
7289.50) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   , to read:  
      CHAPTER 3.58.  COUNTY SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX


   7289.50.  (a) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, the
board of supervisors of a county or city and county may impose a tax
upon a distributor for the privilege of distributing bottled
sweetened beverages and concentrate in the county, as authorized
pursuant to Chapter 3.53 (commencing with Section 7289). The board of
supervisors may impose this tax within an incorporated city within
the county or city and county.
   (b) Any tax imposed shall be calculated as follows:
   (1) The tax on bottled sweetened beverages distributed in the
county or city and county shall be imposed per fluid ounce, not to
exceed one cent ($0.01) per fluid ounce.
   (2) The tax on concentrate distributed in the county or city and
county, either as concentrate or as a sweetened beverage derived from
that concentrate, shall be imposed per fluid ounce of sweetened
beverage produced from that concentrate, not to exceed one cent
($0.01) per fluid ounce. For purposes of calculating the tax for
concentrate, the volume of sweetened beverage to be produced from
concentrate shall be the largest volume resulting from use of the
concentrate according to any manufacturer's instructions.
   (c) There shall be exempted from the imposition of a tax imposed
the distribution of bottled sweetened beverages or concentrate
distributed by a distributor to:
   (1) To a person when, pursuant to the contract of sale, the
bottled sweetened beverages or concentrates are shipped to a point
outside of this state by the distributor by means of any of the
following:
   (A) Facilities operated by the distributor.
   (B) Delivery by the distributor to a carrier, customs broker, or
forwarding agent, whether hired by the purchaser or not, for shipment
to the out-of-county point.
   (2) To a person where the county or city and county is prohibited
from taxing that sale, use, or consumption under the Constitution or
laws of the United States or under the Constitution of this state.
   7289.51.  For purposes of any tax imposed, all of the following
definitions shall apply:
   (a) "Beverage container" means any closed or sealed container
regardless of size or shape, including, without limitation, those
made of glass, metal, paper, plastic, or any other material or
combination of materials.
   (b) "Bottled sweetened beverage" means a sweetened beverage
contained in a beverage container.
   (c) "Beverage dispensing machine" means a device which mixes
concentrate with any one or more other ingredients and dispenses the
resulting mixture into an open container as a ready-to-drink
beverage.
   (d) "Caloric sweetener" means any caloric substance suitable for
human consumption that humans perceive as sweet and includes, without
limitation, sucrose, fructose, including high fructose corn
sweetener, glucose, other sugars, and fruit juice concentrates.
"Caloric" means a substance that adds calories to the diet of a
person who consumes that substance.

   (e) "Concentrate" means a syrup, powder, or base product that is
used for mixing, compounding, or making sweetened beverages in a
beverage dispensing machine. For purposes of this part, "concentrate"
does not include any of the following:
   (1) Any product that is solely used in preparing coffee or tea.
   (2) Any product for consumption by infants and which is commonly
referred to as "infant formula."
   (3) Any product for use for weight reduction.
   (4) Any product containing milk or milk products or plant proteins
sources.
   (5) Any frozen concentrate or freeze-dried concentrate to which
only water is added to produce a sweetened beverage containing more
than 10 percent natural fruit juice or more than 10 percent natural
fruit juice.
   (6) Any product that is sold and is intended to be used for the
purpose of an individual consumer mixing a sweetened beverage.
   (7) Medical food.
   (8) Any product to which no caloric sweeteners have been added.
   (f) "Consumer" means a person who purchases a bottled sweetened
beverage or concentrate for a purpose other than resale in the
ordinary course of business.
   (g) "Distribution" includes:
   (1) The sale of bottled sweetened beverages or concentrate to a
retailer.
   (2) The receipt of untaxed bottled sweetened beverages or
concentrate in this state from an unregistered out-of-state
distributor by a retailer.
   (h) "Distributor" means any person, or the distributor's agent,
who makes a distribution of bottled sweetened beverages, sweetened
beverages, or concentrate in the state, whether or not that person
also sells these products to consumers.
   (i) "Medical food" means medical food as defined in Section 109971
of the Health and Safety Code.
   (j) "Milk" means natural liquid milk, regardless of animal source
or butterfat content, natural milk concentrate, whether or not
reconstituted, regardless of animal source, plant source, or
butterfat content, or dehydrated natural milk, whether or not
reconstituted and regardless of animal source or butter fat content.
   (k) "Natural fruit juice" means the original liquid resulting from
the pressing of fruit, the liquid resulting from the reconstitution
of natural fruit juice concentrate, or the liquid resulting from the
restoration of water to dehydrated natural fruit juice.
   (l) "Natural vegetable juice" means the original liquid resulting
from the pressing of vegetables, the liquid resulting from the
reconstitution of natural vegetable juice concentrate, or the liquid
resulting from the restoration of water to dehydrated natural
vegetable juice.
   (m) "Nonalcoholic beverage" means any beverage not subject to tax
under Part 14 (commencing with Section 32001).
   (n) "Person" means an individual, trust, firm, joint stock
company, business concern, business trust, receiver, trustee,
syndicate, social club, fraternal organization, estate, corporation,
including, but not limited to, a government corporation, partnership,
limited liability company, and association or any other group or
combination acting as a unit. "Person" also includes any city,
county, city and county, district, commission, the state, or any
department, agency, or political subdivision thereof, any interstate
body, and the United States and its agencies and instrumentalities to
the extent permitted by law.
   (o) "Powder" or "base product" means a solid mixture of
ingredients used in making, mixing, or compounding sweetened
beverages by mixing the powder or base product with any one or more
other ingredients, including, without limitation, water, ice, syrup,
simple syrup, fruits, vegetables, fruit juice, vegetable juice, or
carbonation or other gas.
   (p) "Retail sale" means the sale of bottled sweetened beverages or
sweetened beverages to a consumer.
   (q) "Retailer" means any person who sells in this state bottled
sweetened beverages or sweetened beverages to a consumer, whether or
not that person is also a distributor as defined in this section.
   (r) "Sale" means the transfer of title or possession for
consideration in any manner or by any means whatever.
   (s) "Simple syrup" means a mixture of sugar and water.
   (t) (1) "Sweetened beverage" means any sweetened nonalcoholic
beverage sold for human consumption that contains any added caloric
sweeteners, including, but not limited to, the following: soda water,
ginger ale, root beer, all beverages commonly referred to as cola,
lime, lemon, lemon-lime, and other flavored beverages, including any
fruit or vegetable beverage containing 10 percent or less natural
fruit juice or natural vegetable juice, and all other drinks and
beverages commonly referred to as "soda," "soda pop," and "soft
drinks."
   (2) "Sweetened beverage" does not include any of the following:
   (A) Any product sold in liquid form for consumption by infants,
which is commonly referred to as "infant formula."
   (B) Any product sold in liquid form for use for weight reduction.
   (C) Water, to which no caloric sweeteners have been added.
   (D) Any product containing milk or milk products or plant protein
sources.
   (E) Medical food.
   (F) Coffee or tea.
   (u) "Syrup" means the liquid mixture of ingredients used in
making, mixing, or compounding sweetened beverages using one or more
other ingredients including, without limitation, water, ice, a
powder, simple syrup, fruits, vegetables, fruit juice, vegetable
juice, or carbonation or other gas.
   7289.52.  Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a
tax pursuant to this chapter, the board of supervisors of the county
or city and county shall do either of the following:
   (a) Notify the State Board of Equalization in writing that the
county or city and county will be responsible for administering the
tax imposed pursuant to an ordinance authorized by this chapter on
its own behalf, and that the ordinance does not impose any duties or
responsibilities for administering the tax upon the State Board of
Equalization.
   (b) Contract with the State Board of Equalization to perform all
functions incident to the administration and operation of the
ordinance. If the county or city and county has not contracted with
the board prior to the operative date of the ordinance, but shall
contract, the operative date shall be delayed until the first day of
the first calendar quarter following the execution of the contract.
   7289.53.  For a county or city and county that elects to contract
with the State Board of Equalization to administer a tax imposed by
the county or city and county, as authorized by this chapter, the
following shall apply:
   (a) The contract shall require the county to do both of the
following:
   (1) Reimburse the State Board of Equalization for, and hold the
board harmless from, any and all costs, losses, or refunds.
   (2) In the event that a legal action is commenced challenging the
validity of the tax in its entirety, as opposed to the application of
the tax to an individual taxpayer, place the tax proceeds into an
interest-bearing escrow account until the legality of the tax is
resolved by a final and nonappealable decision rendered by a court of
competent jurisdiction. This paragraph shall be enforceable by any
interested party in a proceeding for a writ of mandate.
   (b) The county or city and county shall reimburse the State Board
of Equalization for any costs the board incurs in preparing to
administer and operate the tax. The county or city and county shall
reimburse the board as the costs are incurred and billed by the
board, on a monthly basis. These reimbursable costs shall include
costs incurred for the following:
   (1) Developing procedures.
   (2) Programming for data processing.
   (3) Developing and adopting appropriate regulations.
   (4) Designing and printing forms.
   (5) Developing instructions for the State Board of Equalization
staff and for taxpayers.
   (6) Any other necessary preparatory costs, including the State
Board of Equalization's direct and indirect costs as specified by
Section 11256 of the Government Code.
   (c) Any dispute as to the amount of preparatory costs incurred by
the State Board of Equalization shall be resolved by the Director of
Finance, whose decision shall be final. The maximum amount of all
preparatory costs to be paid by the county or city and county to the
board shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars
($175,000).
   (d) In addition to the amounts paid to the State Board of
Equalization for the preparatory costs described in subdivision (b),
the county or city and county shall reimburse the board for the cost
of the board's services in administering the tax. The amount of this
cost shall be determined by the board with the concurrence of the
Department of Finance.
   (e) All revenues collected from taxes imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter in counties or a city and county that
have contracted with the State Board of Equalization to administer
the tax shall be remitted to the board and allocated by the board as
follows:
   (1) First, for reimbursement to the board for the reasonable
costs, as specified in subdivisions (b) and (d), of administering and
enforcing the tax ordinance on behalf of the county pursuant to the
contract between the board and the county or city and county.
   (2) Second, for transmission to each county or city and county
that has contracted with the board pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 7289.52, in proportion to the amount of revenues derived from
each county's or city and county's respective tax.
   (f) The State Board of Equalization shall transmit to a county or
city and county all revenues derived from the taxes imposed pursuant
to this chapter and collected by the board pursuant to a contract
with the county or city and county periodically as promptly as
feasible. The transmittals shall be made at least twice in each
calendar quarter.
       7289.54.  (a) For a distributor that is subject to the
jurisdiction of a county or city and county that elects to contract
with the State Board of Equalization to administer the tax pursuant
to subdivision (b) of Section 7289.52, the following apply:
   (1) Every distributor shall register with the board. Every
application for registration shall be made upon a form prescribed by
the board and shall set forth the name under which the applicant
transacts or intends to transact business, the location of his or her
place or places of business, and any other information as the board
may require. An application for an account shall be authenticated in
a form or pursuant to methods as may be prescribed by the board.
   (2) (A) There is exempt from any tax the distribution of bottled
sweetened beverages or concentrate distributed by a distributor to a
distributor registered with the board under paragraph (1) when
supported by a properly completed exemption certificate.
   (B) The exemption certificate to be provided by a distributor to
another distributor as described in subparagraph (A) shall consist of
a statement that is signed under penalty of perjury by a person with
authority to bind the distributor. The certificate shall be dated
and include the distributor's name and account number. A new
certificate shall be given if any information in the current
certificate changes. The certificate may be included as part of any
business records normally used to document a sale or distribution.
   (C) A distributor who has paid a tax, either directly to the board
or to another distributor registered pursuant to paragraph (1), and
makes a subsequent distribution of bottled sweetened beverages or
concentrate may claim a credit on its return for the period in which
the subsequent sale or distribution occurs.
   (3) (A) The return and payment of any tax imposed pursuant to the
authorization of this chapter is due and payable to the board
quarterly on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each
calendar quarter.
   (B) Each distributor shall prepare and file with the board a
return in the form prescribed by the board containing information as
the board deems necessary or appropriate for the proper
administration of the tax. The return shall be filed on or before the
last day of the calendar month following the calendar quarter to
which it relates, together with a remittance payable to the board for
the amount of tax due for that period.
   (4) The board may prescribe those forms and reporting requirements
as necessary to implement the tax, including, but not limited to,
information regarding the total amount of bottled sweetened beverages
and concentrate sold and the amount of tax due.
   (5) The board shall administer and collect the tax, to the extent
practicable, pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law (Part 30
(commencing with Section 55001) of Division 2). For purposes of this
part, the references in the Fee Collection Procedures Law to "fee"
shall include the tax imposed by this part, and to "feepayer" shall
include a producer required to pay the tax imposed by this part.
   (6) The board may prescribe, adopt, and enforce emergency
regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of this
chapter. Any emergency regulations prescribed, adopted, or enforced
pursuant to this chapter shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter
3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
2 of the Government Code, and for purposes of that chapter, including
Section 11349.6 of the Government Code, the adoption of these
regulations is an emergency and shall be considered by the Office of
Administrative Law as necessary for the immediate preservation of the
public peace, health and safety, and general welfare.
Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, including
subdivision (e) of Section 11346.1 of the Government Code, any
emergency regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall be filed
with, but not be repealed by, the Office of Administrative Law, and
shall remain in effect until revised by the director.
   (7) Returns shall be authenticated in a form or pursuant to
methods as may be prescribed by the board.
   (b) If the distributor is within the jurisdiction of a county or
city and county that has elected not to contract with the board to
administer the tax, the determinations, collection of tax,
overpayments, refunds, and administration of the tax imposed under
the authorization of this chapter shall be prescribed in the
ordinance adopted by the county or city and county. 
   SEC. 7.    Section 17041.5 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   is amended to read: 
   17041.5.  Notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, rule
or decision to the contrary,  no   a 
city,  county, city and county, governmental
subdivision, district, public and quasi-public corporation, municipal
corporation, whether incorporated or not or whether chartered or
not, shall not  levy or collect or cause to be levied or
collected any tax upon the income, or any part thereof, of any
person, resident  ,  or nonresident.
   This section shall not be construed so as to prohibit the levy or
collection of any otherwise authorized license tax upon a business
measured by or according to gross receipts.
   SEC. 8.    Section 17041.6 is added to the  
Revenue and Taxation Code   , to read:  
   17041.6.  (a) A local ordinance, authorized pursuant to Chapter
3.53 (commencing with Section 7289) of Part 1.7, imposing a local
personal income tax shall become operative for taxable years
beginning on or after January 1 of the first calendar year following
approval by the voters of the county or city and county, provided
written notice of that approval is provided by the county or city and
county elections official no later than September 30 of the
preceding calendar year.
   (b) (1) A local personal income tax may be calculated as a
percentage of taxable income shown on the state personal income tax
return filed for a taxable year by a resident of the county in which
the local personal income tax is imposed.
   (2) A local personal income tax shall not exceed 1 percent of
taxable income for a taxable year.
   (3) A local personal income tax may be imposed on one or more of
the income tax brackets prescribed in Section 17041.
   (c) For each taxable year for which a local personal income tax is
operative under subdivision (a), in addition to any other taxes
imposed by this part, an additional tax on the taxable income of a
county or city and county resident shall be imposed at the rate
approved by the voters of that county or city and county.
   (d) For purposes of applying Part 10.2 (commencing with Section
18401) of Division 2, the tax imposed under this section shall be
treated as if it were imposed under Section 17041.
   (e) Any credit authorized under this part shall not be applied to
reduce taxes imposed under this section.
   (f) Amounts paid for the local personal income tax authorized
under this section shall not be allowed as a deduction under this
part.
   (g) (1) Prior to the operative date of any ordinance imposing a
local personal income tax, the county or city and county shall
contract with the Franchise Tax Board to perform all functions
incident to the administration of the local personal income tax.
   (2) The contract shall require the county or city and county to
reimburse the Franchise Tax Board for all refunds, losses, and costs
incurred in the administration and operation of the local personal
income tax.
   (h) Any information, information sources, or enforcement remedies
and capabilities available to the county or city and county shall be
made available to the Franchise Tax Board to be used in conjunction
with, or independent of, the information, information sources, or
remedies and capabilities available to the Franchise Tax Board for
purposes of administering this section.
   (i) The Franchise Tax Board may adopt regulations necessary to
administer this section.
   (j) (1) Amounts collected pursuant to this section shall be
transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited in the State Treasury to
the credit of the Local Personal Income Tax Account in the General
Fund, which is hereby created.
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the
moneys in the Local Personal Income Tax Account are hereby
continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the
Controller for allocation to each county and city and county in which
the local personal income tax is imposed. 
   SEC. 9.    Section 30111 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   is amended to read: 
   30111.  The taxes imposed by this part are in lieu of all other
state, county, municipal, or district taxes on the privilege of
distributing cigarettes or tobacco products.
   This section does not prohibit the application of Part 1
(commencing with Section 6001), Part 1.5 (commencing with Section
7200), Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251), or Article 2
(commencing with Section 37021) of Part 17 to the sale, storage, use
 ,  or other consumption of cigarettes or tobacco products
 , or a local ordinance, authorized pursuant to Chapter 3.53
(commencing with Section 7289), imposing a local alcoholic beverage
tax in accordance with Chapter 3.55 (commencing with Section 
 7289.20) .
   SEC. 10.    Section 32010 of the   Revenue
and Taxation Code   is amended to read: 
   32010.  The taxes imposed by this part are in lieu of all county,
municipal, or district taxes on the sale of beer, wine, or distilled
spirits.
   This section does not prohibit the application of Part 1
(commencing with Section 6001), Part 1.5 (commencing with Section
7200)  ,  or Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) to the
sale, storage, use  ,  or other consumption of beer, wine,
or distilled spirits  , or a local ordinance, authorized pursuant
to Chapter 3.53 (commencing with Section 7289), imposing a local
cigarette and tobacco products tax in accordance with  
Chapter 3.56 (commencing with Section 7289.30)  . 
  SECTION 1.    Chapter 3.8 (commencing with Section
7295) is added to Part 1.7 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation
Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 3.8.  GENERAL AUTHORIZATION


   7295.  Notwithstanding any other law, but subject to the
limitations of the California Constitution, the board of supervisors
of any county or city and county may, by ordinance or resolution
approved by the board in compliance with statutory requirements for
submitting a tax to the voters, place on the ballot a tax, including,
but not limited to, a local personal income tax, a local corporate
income tax, and a local sales and use tax, for consideration by the
voters.