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.”
 

Bay Area NewsBoard of SupervisorsfeeGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal giant of the Supreme Court, dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women’s rights — first as a… Continue reading

Four officers found to have committed misconduct escape discipline

Four officers who should have been punished for misconduct escaped discipline because… Continue reading

Breed says limited indoor dining to resume if COVID-19 data improves

Restaurants could open for limited indoor dining as early as the end… Continue reading

Giants clinging to playoff spot as they prepare to face off with A’s

The stakes couldn’t be much higher this weekend when the Giants make… Continue reading

Two new contractors charged with bribery in Nuru scandal

Two construction executives are facing federal bribery charges for allegedly giving former… Continue reading

Most Read