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Now that the ballot measures intended to help shore up California’s deficit have gone down in flames, lawmakers are turning to inventive ways to raise new revenue.  You may have heard that State Assemblyman Ammiano recently drafted legislation that would legalize marijuana, and tax the sale of the drug.  What you may not know is that there are similar “outside-the-box” measures under consideration.  Five highlights after the jump:

1) Bill: AB 131.  What it Does: Skateboarding no longer a crime; skateboarding taxed

2) Bill: SB 47.  What it Does: No longer illegal to look this good; looking this good taxed

3) Bill: AB 158.  What it Does: Prohibits parents from making a federal case out of everything

4) Bill: AB 163.  What it Does: 2 for 1 state-provided abortion coupons discontinued.

5) Bill: SB 89 . What it Does: California Raisins must renegotiate royalty checks.


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