Supes support state booze fee

The Board of Supervisors supports a statewide fee on alcohol.

The board voted 9-0 Tuesday in support of a resolution urging the adoption of state assembly bill 1019, which was introduced by assembly member Jim Beall, that would impose a 10 cent per drink surcharge on wholesalers located in California who distribute alcoholic beverages to retailers for consumption in the state. The fee would pay for the costs associated with alcohol, such as treatment programs and emergency response.

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier recused herself, noting she had a stake in a wine-making business. Supervisor David Campos was absent for that vote.

The resolution, which was introduced by Supervisors Bevan Dufty, says, “The State of California budget requires revenues from fee programs to mitigate harm and avoid devastating cuts to programs and elimination of alcohol-related programs.”
 

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