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Mervin Evans 323 920-6085


MERVIN LEON EVANS Democrat for US Senate * California PO BOX 71351 LOS ANGELES CA 90071 323-920-6085-TEL 323-421-9436-Fax

http://mervpac.net

mervinevans2012@yahoo.com PRESS RELEASE

EVANS TELLS BIDEN HE IS RUNNING for US Senator ( LETTER TO FOLLOW )

Feinstein Needs to Retire Los Angeles CA 9 /2011 ) California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is running for her fourth full U.S. Senate term at age 78. If re-elected, the Democrat will be 85 at the end of a six-year term, placing her among the oldest senators in an institution famous for politicians who stay in office well past their shelf life. No one who observes Feinstein closely in her daily work, Democrat or Republican, puts her anywhere near that category. But Feinstein's age she is the fifth-oldest current senator - presents voters with a decision about whether evidence of the mental and physical decline of people in their 80s applies to the mostpopular politician in the nation's most-populous state.

Mervin Evans, long time political player from South Los Angeles indicated that he expect 3 or more Black Candidates in the race, which could include Dr. Condi Riceand Star Parker a radio talk show host. Dr. Condi Rice has proven experience and world wide foreign policy experience on top of being a very classy lady. If she were to run she would be un-beatable. There is no reason to think that Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 Republican U.S. Senate nominee might not try again. Darrell Issa, U.S. Representative from Orange County and Steve Poizner former Insurance Commissioner are not in the game. Other Republican hitters include Mr. Keith Holbrook, Mr. Tim Kalemkarian, Mr. Dirk Konopik a Iraq War Veteran and Mr. Michael Stollaire a Tea Party Activist & '10 US Rep. Candidate.


Mervin Evans on a Few Critical Issues Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan I have long been a passionate opponent of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the Senate I will fight to stop the wasteful spending and bring our troops home. The $11 billion a month we are spending in Afghanistan can better be spent here in this country, reducing the deficit and creating jobs. Even though Democratic leaders, including the President, may urged me to vote for funding for the Afghanistan war. I say NO!

Supporting California's Small Businesses Mervin Evans has a long history of small business development that includes both owning his own small businesses and advocating for common sense solutions to strengthen small businesses in California. Mervin will support legislation to provide tax incentives for small business job creation. Mervin Evans has the Management leadership when it comes to fighting for small businesses Standing up for My Fellow Veterans We made a commitment to the men and women who serve our country in uniform, a commitment that we haven’t always lived up to. In the US Senate, I will mae sure that California’s veterans get the benefits and care they deserve. I am a Veteran of the US Army-1/10th Air Cav. Cracking down on companies that ship jobs overseas I know that for too many California families times are tough right now and that’s why my top priority is protecting and creating California jobs. I will support economic development in every part of our state. Fighting for California Defense Related manufacturing jobs It is wasteful spending on a new jet engine that would take jobs from the Pratt and Whitney and send them to a foreign owned company. Supporting the world class workers at our Naval Shipyards is also a top priority for me.

NOT PRINTED AT PUBLIC EXSPENSE Photo Credits Lynette Bigelow Photography

Author / Business Owner / US Army Veteran DOB: Feb 10 /1953 * Resident-South Los Angeles, CA FEC REGISTRATION PENDING


MERVIN EVANS Mr. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Sir, I have decided to run for US Senate from California in the 2012 election cycle because keeping Isreal safe and strong is vital. Protecting the Civil Rights of all our citizens is a must. Ensuring the Protection of the Second Amendment and the fair treatment of our Gun Shop Owners is an issue that I hope that you will remain committed to. However some members of the Senate are doing every thing they can to harm the firearms industry, that is wrong ! I share your concerns about creating a good paying job base and pro-growth policies to make America competitive in the global economy. This will require: A.) Fair Trade Policies. B.) A clean and safe environment for our school children. C.) We must end our dependence on foreign oil. D.) We must support our Veterans and bring our troops Home! E.) Good Americans should not be victims of weak borders and un-enforced immigration laws. The Customs & Border Protection Agency, and the United States Coast Guard need to be fully funded. F.) A College Education for all is a must, far too many of our young people are in too high of a education related debt.

Thank You,

Mervin Evans PO BOX 71351 Los Angeles CA 90071

323-920-6085-TEL

323-421-9436-FAX


Mervin Evans Candidate * US SENATE * California 1. Office Phone 323-920-6085 2. Fax Phone 323-421-9436-FAX 3. City of Residence City of Los Angeles 4. Campaign Address MervPac PO BOX 71351 LA CA 90071 5. Public Relations Bigelow Associates 6. State Chair Dr. Charles Moore 7. Treasurer Pending 9. Website: http://mervpac.net 10. Email mervinevans2012@yahoo.com 11. Military Veteran - US Army 1/10th Air Cav 12. Date of Birth Feb. 10, 1953

Major Campaign Issues Veteran Affairs Gun Rights Education Ending 1 B Visa Program

Job Development Border Enforcement Stopping the Wars No legalize assisted suicide

Isreal Taxes Protect the Parks Save the Bears


Mervin Evans The Honorable Jerry Brown Governor, State of California State Capitol, First Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Brown, Thank You for your leadership and service. SB 48 - The FAIR Education Act amends the Education Code to include public instruction on the civil rights movement and the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. SB 48 also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in text books, classroom materials and school-sponsored activities. The goals of this measure are good, however this new law has caused a large amount of concern in the Black Community. I am asking that you issue a Executive Order to delay the measure until the public has reviewed the Proposed new Textbooks that will be used in the classroom. Many Parents, Local School District Officials and a large amount of the Black Community do not understand this highly charged measure. SB 48 did not have any public hearings in our Minority Community. Teaching Gay Education without the approval of the Parent raises a Major Issue in the Homes of many Christian and other Faith Based concerns. Many Parents are concern that their Children feel safe both emotionally and physically and self-confident in order to learn and thrive in school. Without a Careful Public Review of the pending New Textbooks, SB 48 is putting many Parents in a tough position. Should they pull their children out of the Public Education System ?

Thank You,

Mervin Evans PO BOX 71351 Los Angeles CA 90071 323 920-6085


3 Measures That Will Change California Evans Child Protection Act This measure increases penalties for certain sex offenders and establishes a fund for the benefit of victims of sex crimes, financed through a new tax on alcoholic beverages. Evans Civil Rights Act Increases state sales tax by 1.5 percent to fund various educational and social programs and requires governmental affirmative action programs. Evans Bear and Wilderness Protection Act This measure increases the state's sales and use taxes by 0.5 percent and requires revenues from the increase to be deposited into the Bear and Wilderness Protection Trust Fund.


MERVIN EVANS CHILD PROTECTION ACT 1 Strike 50 Year Prison Term for Child Molestation, 1-Strike 25 Year Term for Adult Rape, 25 Cent Beer-Tax Mervin Evans 323 920-6085


INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS The Attorney General of California has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure: (Here set forth the title and summary prepared by the Attorney General. This title and summary must also be printed across the top of each page of the petition whereon signatures are to appear.) TO THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF STATE OF CALIFORNIA We, the undersigned, registered, qualified voters of California, residents of_________________________________________________________________ County (or City and County), hereby propose amendments to the Penal Code, relating to sex crimes, and petition the Secretary of State to submit the same to the voters of California for their adoption or rejection at the next succeeding general election or at any special statewide election held prior to that general election or otherwise provided by law. The proposed statutory amendments (full title and text of the measure) read as follows: SECTION 1. Title 14 (commencing with Section 14400) is added to Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read: TITLE 14. THE CALIFORNIA EVANS CHILD PROTECTION ACT 14400. (a) The State Treasurer shall create the Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the Attorney General. (b) In addition to any other tax imposed, a surtax of twenty-five cents ($.25) on each can, container, or bottle, shall be imposed for the retail sale of the following: (1) Beer.

(2) Malted beverages.

(3) Wine.

(4) Hard liquor.

(c) In addition to any other tax imposed, a surtax of twenty-five cents ($.25) for each serving at any sporting event, county fair, hotel, bar, tavern, nightclub, casino, winery, or restaurant in the state shall be imposed for the sale of the following: (1) Beer.

(2) Malted beverages.

(3) Wine.

(4) Hard liquor.

14401. (a) The surtax imposed and required to be paid by Section 14400 shall be made in remittances to the State Board of Equalization and shall be deposited in the Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund. The surtax imposed by this title shall be collected at the same time and in accordance with the procedures applicable to the collection of the sales tax under Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.


(b) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, money in the Sex Crime Victim Trust Fund is continuously appropriated for the purposes of this title. (c) The Attorney General shall use the money in the Sex Crime Victim Trust Fund in a manner that he or she deems fit to protect and serve the needs of children and adult victims of sex crimes, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) Financial support for victims of sex offenses. (2) Law enforcement training. (3) Support staff in the Department of Justice to implement the purposes of this title. (4) Staff support and block grants for local law enforcement, city attorneys, district attorneys, and county child social service workers. 14402. The Attorney General shall make an annual written report to the Legislature providing an accounting of the Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund that includes the total amount of money received from the fees imposed by subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 14400, and an accounting of the expenditures of those funds, including a list and description of the programs and grants that received funds pursuant to this title. Section 289.4 is added to the Penal SEC. 2. Code, to read: 289.4. (a) Any person who commits a violation of any offense described in subdivision (d) against a minor shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term of 50 years without the possibility of parole. (b) A person who commits a violation of any offense described in subdivision (d) against an adult female shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term of 25 years without the possibility of parole. (c) Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 2930) of Chapter 7 of Title 1 of Part 3 may not apply to reduce the term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to this section, and a person sentenced pursuant to this section may not be released on parole prior to serving the term of confinement prescribed by this section. (d) Punishment pursuant to this section shall apply to the following crimes where the victim is a person described in subdivision (a) or (b): (1) Possession or distribution of child pornography as defined in Section 311.2.


(2) A violation of Section 261, 286, 288, 288.5, 288a, or 289 if the victim is a minor under the ageof 16 years. (3) A violation of Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289 and one or more of the following circumstances are charged and found to be true: (A) The offense was accomplished against the victim's will by means of force, violence, forcible compulsion, or duress. (B) Serious bodily injury was inflicted upon the victim during the commission of the offense. (C) A deadly weapon was used in the commission of the offense. (D) The victim is incapable, because of a mental disorder or development or physical disability, of giving legal consent, and this is known or reasonably should be known to the person committing the act. (4) As used in this section: (A) "Forcible compulsion" means to overcome the amount of earnest resistance that might be expected under the circumstances, or threat or intimidation, express or implied, that places a person in fear of immediate death or bodily injury to himself or herself or another person or in fear that he or she or another person will be kidnapped, or fear by a child under the age of 16 years caused by intimidation, expressed or implied, by another person at least two years older than the victim. "Resistance" means either physical resistance or any clear communication of the victim's lack of consent. (B) "Serious bodily injury" means injury that creates a substantial risk of death, causes serious or prolonged disfigurement, prolonged impairment of health, or prolonged impairment or loss of the function of any body organ. SEC. 3. Section 1270.05 is added to the Penal Code, to read: 1270.05. A defendant arrested for an offense specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 289.4 may not be released upon bail unless he or she is brought before a judge or magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense and the judge or magistrate makes an individualized determination of bail. -


July 22, 2005 Hon. Bill Lockyer Attorney General th 1300 I Street, 17 Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention:

Ms. Tricia Knight Initiative Coordinator

Dear Attorney General Lockyer: Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9005, we have reviewed the proposed initiative cited as the "California Evans Child Protection Act" (File No. SA2005RF0087). This measure increases penalties for certain sex offenders and establishes a fund for the benefit of victims of sex crimes, financed through a new tax on alcoholic beverages. Background Victims Programs. Under current law, crime victims may receive restitution for financial losses suffered as a direct result of criminal acts through the Victims of Crime program, which is administered by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. This program is primarily supported by court-imposed fines and penalties. In addition, state and local governments administer a variety of law enforcement, prosecution, and social service programs to address sex crimes. Alcohol Taxes. Currently, alcoholic beverages are subject to California's alcoholic beverage tax which is an excise tax levied on a per-gallon basis. The tax rates are 20 cents/gallon for beer and most wine, 30 cents/gallon for certain other wine, and $3.30/gallon for distilled spirits. The alcohol beverage tax is estimated to raise $315 million in 2005-06. In addition, the sales tax is levied on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The excise tax is included in the tax base on which the sales tax is calculated. The excise tax revenues go to the General Fund while the sales tax revenues are distributed among the General Fund, state special funds, and localities, in proportion to their sales tax rates. Sex Offenses. Under current law, a person convicted of a sex offense for the first time may be sentenced for up to 12 years, depending on the specific offense. As with most other felonies, offenders may earn credits, which reduce the amount of time served in prison by participating in rehabilitation programs. The "Three Strikes and You're Out" Preprinted Logo will go here


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law provides longer prison sentences for new offenses committed by persons who previously were convicted of a violent or serious offense. In addition, persons convicted of violent offenses must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence before they can be released (most other offenders must serve at least 50 percent of their sentence). Proposal Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund. This measure establishes a "Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund" which would be administered by the Attorney General. This fund would be funded through a surtax of 25 cents imposed on the retail sale of each can, container, or bottle of beer, malted beverages, wine, and hard liquor. In addition, the 25 cent surtax would be imposed on every serving of these types of alcohol sold in a variety of locations, including restaurants, hotels, bars, and sporting events. The measure authorizes the Attorney General to use these revenues for the Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund to serve the needs of children and adult victims of sex crimes. These activities could include financial support for sex crime victims, law enforcement training, and grants to local governments to provide services to the designated population. Increased Penalties for Sex Offenses. The measure also increases penalties for certain sex offenses committed against minors or adult females. These offenses include child pornography, rape, and sexual assault. Specifically, the commission of these sex offenses against a minor would carry a mandatory sentence of 50 years in state prison without the possibility of parole. The commission of the offenses against an adult female would carry a mandatory sentence of 25 years in state prison without the possibility of parole. In addition, these offenders would not earn credits toward a reduction in the actual time served. Individuals arrested for any of the specified offenses would also not be eligible to be released on bail unless a judge or magistrate makes an individual determination of bail. Fiscal Effect New Revenues to the Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund. The measure would levy a 25 cent surtax on individual servings or containers of alcohol purchased. For 2006-07, the tax would result in revenues of approximately $1 billion (partial-year effect). In 2007-08, the revenues generated by this tax are likely to be in the range of $2 billion (full-year effect), and result in increasing annual amounts thereafter, for the new Sex Crime Victims Trust Fund. Other Revenue Effects. The measure would likely reduce alcohol-related General Fund excise tax revenues due to reducing the quantity of alcoholic beverages sold. It would also likely increase sales taxes to the General Fund, state special funds, and localities, since the sales tax base will increase as the surtax raises product prices. The net effect of these increases and reductions would likely be a General Fund revenue


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decrease of about $10 million annually, while both state special funds and localities will experience increases of a few million dollars annually. State Prison Costs. This measure would increase state General Fund costs primarily as a result of longer prison terms for the sex offenses specified by the measure. The state would not begin incurring significant increased costs until about 2009-10. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation estimates that the measure would result in increasing annual operating costs which would reach about $550 million from the General Fund by 2024-25, increasing to about $1.5 billion by mid-century, when its full effect would be realized. In addition, the measure would result in onetime prison construction costs of about $3 billion from the General Fund by 2049-50. Tax Administration Costs. The costs to the State Board of Equalization for administering the proposed surtax are unknown, but could potentially range up to several million dollars annually. The measure is silent regarding the funding source for these costs. Summary of Fiscal Effects We estimate that this measure would result in: •

Increased state revenues from a new alcoholic beverage tax of approximately $2 billion annually, and comparatively modest other state and local revenue effects.

Increased prison costs by mid-century of about $1.5 billion annually for state operations and about $3 billion for capital outlay.

Increased tax administration costs potentially ranging up to several million dollars annually.

Sincerely,

_____________________________ Elizabeth G. Hill Legislative Analyst

_____________________________ Tom Campbell Director of Finance


Evans Civil Rights Act


CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

STEVE PEACE

DENISE MORENO DUCHENY

SENATE

ASSEMBLY

MAURICE K. JOHANNESSEN PATRICK JOHNSTON TIM LESLIE JACK O’CONNELL RICHARD G. POLANCO JOHN VASCONCELLOS CATHIE WRIGHT

ROY ASHBURN TONY CARDENAS JIM CUNNEEN FRED KEELEY CAROLE MIGDEN GEORGE RUNNER RODERICK WRIGHT

November 23, 1999

Hon. Bill Lockyer Attorney General 1300 I Street, 17th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention:

Ms. Diane Calkins Initiative Coordinator

Dear Attorney General Lockyer: Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9005, we have reviewed the proposed initiative constitutional amendment (File No. SA1999RF0049). The measure: • Increases the state’s sales tax by 1.5 percentage points. • Eliminates all resident-student fees for public higher education. • Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enhance K-12 public-education and social service programs. • Requires state and local governments to adopt affirmative action programs and give preferential treatment in public education and public contracting to persons or groups that have faced racism or sexism. As Section 9005 directs, our review addresses the potential effects of the measure on state and local government costs and revenues.


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Raising State Sales Tax Proposal. The state sales tax rate is currently 6 percent, of which 5 percent is allocated to the state’s General Fund, 0.5 percent is allocated to the local public safety fund, and 0.5 percent is allocated to the local revenue fund. A uniform local tax rate of 1.25 percent is levied in all counties, and local governments are authorized to levy an optional additional tax of not to exceed 1.5 percent. Currently, total sales tax rates range from 7.25 percent to 8.5 percent. This measure would add an additional statewide rate of 1.5 percent to the sales tax. The measure would not result in a similar increase in the companion use tax rate. Revenues generated by the tax increase would be deposited in the Student Higher Education Trust Fund, created by the measure. Increased State Revenue. Assuming the measure goes into effect in December 2000, we estimate that it would result in approximately $3.2 billion in additional sales tax revenue for 2000-01 (partial-year effect), and approximately $6.0 billion in 2001-02 (fullyear effect). The increase in the sales tax rate could result in a slight percentage reduction in state General Fund and local sales tax revenues due to reduced consumer demand caused by higher prices. Revenue generated by the increased sales tax would be deposited in the Student Higher Education Trust Funds, created by the measure. As discussed below, up to half of these funds would be used to offset the impact of eliminating fees at public colleges and universities and the remaining funds would be appropriated to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for various education and social services programs. State Appropriations Limit Consideration. Article XIII B of the California Constitution limits the amount of certain funds that the Legislature may appropriate in any year. The Constitution adjusts this “state appropriations limit” each year for changes in the cost-of-living and population. Currently, the state is significantly below the appropriations limit. By increasing sales tax revenues, this measure could cause revenues to exceed the limit. In such cases, the Constitution requires the state to return 50 percent of any excess to taxpayers and to allocate 50 percent of any excess to public schools. As a result of this allocation to schools, the Proposition 98 guarantee would be raised by the amount of the allocation to schools, thereby increasing mandatory state spending for education in future years.


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Eliminating Resident-Student Fees Proposal. The Legislature establishes student-fee levels in statute for the California Community Colleges (CCC) and California State University (CSU). The University of California (UC) Board of Regents sets student fees for the university. Current fees for the three segments are shown in Figure 1: Figure 1

Annual Fee for California Residents for Full-Time Students California Community Colleges California State University University of California

Undergraduate

Graduate

$330 $1,795 $3,857

— $1,873 $4,448

Professional — $1,873 up to $10,824

This measure eliminates all student fees for California residents that attend any of California’s public colleges or universities. Reduced Fee Revenue. The measure would reduce annual student-fee revenues to the community colleges, CSU, and UC by roughly $2 billion. The measure would replace these revenues with funds from the increased state sales tax revenue. Costs of Changing Enrollments. By eliminating student fees, higher education enrollments would increase, and there would be a significant shift of students from private to public colleges. Students would also shift from community colleges to the more costly CSU and UC systems, and from the CSU to the more costly UC system. Annual state costs for higher education would increase significantly, perhaps in the range of $500 million to $1 billion. These General Fund costs would be roughly offset by reduced financial aid costs due to the elimination of student fees. Increases in public higher education enrollments would also increase state capital costs of constructing higher education facilities by a significant amount. Expanding K-12 and Social Services Programs Proposal. Public K-12 education is provided to about 5.8 million students—ranging from infants to adults—through over 1,000 locally governed school districts and county offices of education. The Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) heads the State Department of Education (SDE). The SPI administers the allocation of state funds, and


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some federal funds, to local school agencies and provides general oversight of K-12 programs throughout the state. The SDE directly operates some programs, including two State Schools for the Deaf and the State School for the Blind. This measure appropriates funds to the SPI for various educational and social services programs that the SPI “. . .deems fit to enhance the Quality of Life of the People of California and protect and serve the needs of poor children. . .” Fiscal Effect. The measure would appropriate the balance of funds in the Higher Education Trust Fund (roughly $4 billion) each year to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for various education and social services programs. Requiring Affirmative Action Proposal. Proposition 209, which the voters approved in 1996, prohibits the state and local governments from giving preferential treatment in public education, public contracting, and public hiring to anyone based on their race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. This proposed initiative repeals the provisions of Proposition 209 and in its place requires state and local governments to create affirmative action programs and give preferential treatment in public education and public contracting to persons or groups that have been victims of racism and sexism. Increased State and Local Costs. The measure could potentially increase costs of state and local agencies by perhaps tens of millions of dollars annually by requiring that they administer preferential contracting programs. Summary of Fiscal Effect This measure would have the following major fiscal impacts: • Annual increase in state sales taxes of about $6 billion, with the revenues used to replace public college resident fees (roughly $2 billion) and fees for various education and social services programs (roughly $4 billion). • Significant increase in state capital costs for constructing public higher education facilities.


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• Increase in state and local costs of potentially tens of millions of dollars per year to implement preferential contracting programs. Sincerely,

_________________ Elizabeth G. Hill Legislative Analyst

_________________ B. Timothy Gage Director of Finance


Evans Bear and Wilderness Protection Act


CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

MIKE THOMPSON

DENISE MORENO DUCHENY

SENATE

ASSEMBLY

MAURICE K. JOHANNESSEN PATRICK JOHNSTON TIM LESLIE JACK O’CONNELL RICHARD G. POLANCO JOHN VASCONCELLOS CATHIE WRIGHT

TONY CARDENAS JIM CUNNEEN FRED KEELEY CAROLE MIGDEN GARY G. MILLER CHARLES S. POOCHIGIAN RODERICK WRIGHT

March 17, 1998

Hon. Daniel E. Lungren Attorney General 1300 I Street, 17th Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Attention:

Ms. Connie Lemus Initiative Coordinator

Dear Attorney General Lungren: Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9005, we have reviewed the proposed initiative (File No. SA 98 RF 0010), the Bear and Wilderness Protection Act of 1998. THE PROPOSAL This measure increases the state’s sales and use taxes by 0.5 percent beginning January 1, 1999, and requires revenues from the increase to be deposited into the Bear and Wilderness Protection Trust Fund created by this measure. Revenues in the trust fund would be continuously appropriated and equally divided between the Departments of Fish and Game (DFG) and Parks and Recreation (DPR) for specified expenditures. Use of Trust Fund Revenues by DFG. The measure requires that one-half of the trust fund revenues be provided to DFG to acquire, restore, and enhance wilderness habitat. Specifically, the measure requires DFG to acquire property to create the following: • Bear Safe Zones. The measure requires the department to (1) establish these zones in rural areas where an abundance of wildlife already exists and (2) cap-


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ture, transport, and release all bears in the state to these zones. The public may enter these zones but are not permitted to bring in firearms. • Coastal Marine Safe Zones. The measure requires DFG to designate certain coastal areas as “coastal marine safe zones” from which no fish or marine life may be taken without a permit issued by the department. • Game Refuges. The measure requires the department to establish and manage game refuges in rural areas where an abundance of wildlife already exists to preserve and protect wildlife species. The department may issue permits for taking of species within these game refuges. • Wilderness Restricted Use Districts. The measure requires DFG to establish and manage “wilderness restricted use districts” for the protection of all wildlife and wildlife habitat. These districts are to be established in rural areas where an abundance of wildlife already exists. Public access without a permit would be prohibited. The measure also requires DFG to (1) organize and sponsor wilderness outreach programs directed at inner city youth and (2) offer wilderness educational programs for children in grades K-12. Use of Trust Fund Revenues by the DPR. The measure requires that one-half of the trust fund revenues be provided to DPR to restore, repair, and enhance the existing state park system including the acquisition of additional land and resources for the system. Taking of Bears. The measure makes it a felony, punishable by imprisonment in state prison and a fine to take, injure, possess, transport, import, or sell any bear or any bear parts or products, or to conspire to engage in such activities. For individuals under 18, violation of the measure would result in incarceration in the Department of the Youth Authority. The measure authorizes the use of trust fund revenues for criminal investigations by DFG related to the taking and possession of bears. It does not, however, provide for enforcement costs incurred by the Attorney General, or costs to the California Department of Corrections or the California Youth Authority for incarceration.


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FISCAL EFFECTS Increase in Sales and Use Taxes. In general, tangible goods purchased in California, or outside the state for use inside California, are subject to the state sales and use taxes. By increasing the state sales and use taxes by 0.5 percent, the measure would generate about $1.9 billion annually for the Bear and Wilderness Protection Trust Fund. State Costs. Costs to implement this measure by DFG and DPR would be funded by revenues from the trust fund. To the extent any violations of the measure result in prosecution and subsequent incarceration in state correctional facilities, there would be General Fund costs. These costs are not covered by trust fund revenues. These costs are unknown, but are likely to be minor. SUMMARY In summary, the initiative would: • Increase state sales and use tax revenues by $1.9 billion annually to be deposited into the Bear and Wilderness Trust Fund to acquire, restore, and enhance wilderness habitat and the state park system. Sincerely,

Elizabeth G. Hill Legislative Analyst

Craig L. Brown Director of Finance


MERVIN EVANS Contact. Lynette Bigelow, Media Director 323-309-6485

PRESS RELEASE Mervin Evans Asks BROWN to Create Parole to Military Service Commission Evans Says Parolees - Give these Young Men Something to Do!

Los Angeles, CA Mervin Evans, the author of The Case for Black America has asked Jerry Brown to create a Parole to Military Service program for younger Parolees.

Evans, indicated that he felt that many young first time offenders could get their lives back on the right tracks if given a second chance. Evans is a Army Veteran , having served in the 1/10 Air Cav.

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Governor Jerry Brown State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Parole to Military Service

Sir: I would be honored to meet with you and Lt. Gov. Newsom in the development of a new State Commission that I would like to serve on. I would like to serve on a Parole to Military Service Commission. I am in the process of creating a Not for Profit Corporation to provide Job Development Resources, Parenting Skills, Educational Grants and Social Services for California Department of Corrections Parolees. As you are well aware Los Angeles County has a large number of Parolees released by our State Prison system. 1 of 3 of our minority young people pass through our Criminal Justice process. There is not single young person who would not be a better American after military service. I urge you to request the California National Guard and Department of Defense to conduct a Study and a Pilot Program of Parole to Military Service. There are several key issues. Military Service gives a young person a moral foundation that lasts a lifetime. Service restores pride in the young person and the family of that young person. The Military offers job training, life skills and a second chance with a new life path. As you are well aware many in the National Guard, have been asked to stay beyond, what they expected. Many are facing tough times with the loss of their private sector income. These Citizen-Soldiers deserve better! The California National Guard should create a Anti-Land Mine training program and deploy these service persons, right away. As you are well aware not every job in the military is a Air Force Fighter Pilot, Navy Seal or Army Special Forces Commando. There are dozens of support positions that reflect valued service. California will be a Better State, if we can divert some parolees into military boot camp and service. This process will reduce crime and restore pride to our Black and Brown communities. Thank You

Mervin Evans PO BOX 71351 * Los Angeles, CA 90071 * 323-572-6340


Protecting the Veterans


POLITICAL DATA INC. (818)954-8445 www.politicaldata.com COUNTS REPORT: PDI Standard Counts Primary 2004 - Basic Universes AREA: 31ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BASE: DEMS ONLY PAGE: TOTAL Trad Non-Trad ###) Description Voters House House ###) Description 001) TOTAL 103,395 85,531 71,289 037) AFRICAN AMERICAN PCT 002) DEM 103,395 85,531 71,289 038) ASIAN SURNAME 003) REP 0 0 0 039) CHINESE SURNAME 004) DECLINE TO STATE 0 0 0 040) CHINESE/KOREAN SURNAME 005) AMERICAN IND 0 0 0 041) CHINESE/VIET SURNAME 006) GREEN 0 0 0 042) CHIN/KOR/VIET SURNAME 007) PEACE & FREEDOM 0 0 0 043) KOREAN SURNAME 008) NATURAL LAW 0 0 0 044) VIETNAMESE SURNAME 009) LIBERTARIAN 0 0 0 045) JAPANESE SURNAME 010) REFORM 0 0 0 046) ASIAN/ANGLO SURNAME 011) MISC 0 0 0 047) PACIFIC ISLANDER SURNAME 012) PRIMARY QUALIFIED DTS 0 0 0 048) FILIPINO SURNAME 013) INDEPENDENT 0 0 0 049) SPANISH SURNAME (LATIN) 014) MINOR PARTY LIBERAL 0 0 0 050) PORTUGUESE SURNAME 015) MINOR PARTY CONSERVATIV 0 0 0 051) JEWISH SURNAME 016) PURE DEM 89,663 76,005 63,879 052) ARMENIAN SURNAME 017) PURE REP 0 0 0 053) PERSIAN SURNAME 018) FEMALE 55,331 50,808 45,745 054) EAST INDIAN SURNAME 019) MALE 45,664 42,372 39,241 055) ITALIAN SURNAME 020) GENDER UNKNOWN 2,400 2,373 2,347 056) GREEK SURNAME 021) AGE 18-24 10,062 9,456 9,151 057) PERMANENT ABSENTEE 022) AGE 25-34 20,902 19,455 18,173 058) 1+ ABSENTEE VOTES 023) AGE 35-44 20,215 19,033 17,811 059) 2+ ABSENTEE VOTES 024) AGE 45-54 19,235 18,047 17,075 060) 3+ ABSENTEE VOTES 025) AGE 55-64 12,651 11,873 11,458 061) 1+ STATE ABSENTEE VOTES 026) AGE 65+ / NO AGE 20,330 18,108 17,179 062) 2+ STATE ABSENTEE VOTES 027) AGE 18-34 30,964 27,970 25,773 063) 3+ STATE ABSENTEE VOTES 028) AGE 35-54 39,450 36,280 33,018 064) VOTED 11-02 029) AGE 55+ / NO AGE 32,981 29,202 27,119 065) VOTED 03-02 030) PHONE 78,865 62,491 54,658 066) VOTED 11-00 031) HOMEOWNER 32,397 21,789 21,582 067) REG BEFORE 11-90 032) MOBILEHOME 42 39 34 068) REG BETWEEN 11-90,11-94 033) PROBABLE RENTER 28,861 26,546 23,908 069) REG BETWEEN 11-94,11-98 034) FOREIGN BORN 39,528 34,743 31,362 070) REG BETWEEN 11-98,11-00 035) U.S. BORN 59,487 51,657 44,609 071) REG BETWEEN 11-00,11-02 036) BIRTHPLACE UNKNOWN 4,380 4,204 4,127 072) REG AFTER 11-02

REPORT DATE: 09/11/2003 3:08 pm

Voters 8,322 7,945 1,231 960 192 80 1,180 746 728 631 3 2,176 52,980 146 1,657 617 43 111 1,151 54 3,034 20,574 12,718 9,299 17,692 9,990 6,454 45,387 27,078 59,465 20,040 10,773 26,876 23,564 16,422 5,720

Trad House 6,960 6,489 1,009 813 167 60 999 597 607 531 2 1,686 41,398 126 1,505 540 41 85 954 47 2,664 17,648 10,899 7,949 15,180 8,542 5,547 38,404 23,397 49,621 16,797 9,949 24,407 21,992 15,669 5,569

Non-Trad House 5,559 6,185 982 804 165 59 980 542 596 530 2 1,649 36,192 126 1,484 507 41 84 950 46 2,520 16,119 10,004 7,340 13,897 7,877 5,169 34,451 21,401 43,922 15,637 9,512 22,616 20,496 14,834 5,382

In an effort to offer more demographic and geographic information, we have modified our traditional counts report format. This format will not contain any combinations of data unless specifically requested. You may request combinations by providing the row description to your political data representative by fax or email. For example, by requesting the the the row description showing "Voted 11-00", you would recieve a report with each row that only include voters who meet the requested criteria. Please contact your PDI Representative or visit www.politicaldata.com if you have any questions


POLITICAL DATA INC. (818)954-8445 www.politicaldata.com COUNTS REPORT: PDI Standard Counts Primary 2004 - Basic Universes AREA: 31ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BASE: DEMS ONLY PAGE: TOTAL Trad Non-Trad ###) Description Voters House House ###) Description 073) UNI_04A 41,288 35,035 31,834 109) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 9 074) UNI_04B 39,164 33,436 30,289 110) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 10 075) UNI_04C 59,465 49,621 43,922 111) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 13 076) UNI_04D 27,078 23,397 21,401 112) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 14 077) UNI_04E 45,387 38,404 34,451 078) UNI_04F 22,544 19,612 18,071 079) UNI_04G 69,269 57,258 49,988 080) UNI_04H 42,890 36,434 32,878 081) UNI_04I 19,771 17,287 16,043 082) UNI_04J 71,058 58,654 51,067 083) UNI_04K 51,387 43,238 38,629 084) UNI_04L 33,039 28,360 25,912 085) UNI_04M 15,610 13,783 12,884 086) UNI_04N 73,567 60,645 52,649 087) UNI_04P 56,474 47,197 41,943 088) UNI_04Q 41,874 35,530 32,172 089) UNI_04R 27,349 23,638 21,790 090) UNI_04S 13,118 11,647 10,968 091) 21ST STATE SENATE DISTRIC 23,339 18,846 15,539 092) 22ND STATE SENATE DISTRIC 57,845 47,997 39,874 093) 24TH STATE SENATE DISTRIC 9,490 7,240 5,863 094) 26TH STATE SENATE DISTRIC 12,721 11,448 10,013 095) 42ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 1,116 1,004 887 096) 43RD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 2,148 1,843 1,525 097) 44TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18,970 15,235 12,571 098) 45TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 51,351 42,375 35,418 099) 46TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 16,636 13,797 11,398 100) 48TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 10,110 8,820 7,646 101) 52ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 3,064 2,457 1,844 102) Los Angeles (@20030901) 103,395 85,531 71,289 103) 1ST SUPERVISORIAL DISTRIC 62,065 50,162 41,496 104) 2ND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRIC 28,061 23,610 19,594 105) 3RD SUPERVISORIAL DISTRIC 13,269 11,759 10,199 106) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 1 27,903 22,716 19,017 107) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 4 2,512 2,284 2,023 108) LOS ANGELES - COUNCIL 8 1,286 1,081 863

REPORT DATE: 09/11/2003 3:08 pm

Voters 12,808 2,552 31,915 24,419

Trad House 10,231 2,302 27,467 19,450

Non-Trad House 7,950 2,015 23,462 15,959

In an effort to offer more demographic and geographic information, we have modified our traditional counts report format. This format will not contain any combinations of data unless specifically requested. You may request combinations by providing the row description to your political data representative by fax or email. For example, by requesting the the the row description showing "Voted 11-00", you would recieve a report with each row that only include voters who meet the requested criteria. Please contact your PDI Representative or visit www.politicaldata.com if you have any questions


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