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TRANSPORTATION REVENUE. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends the State Constitution to provide that net revenues derived from state sales and use taxes on motor vehicle fuels shall be used only for public streets and highways and for public mass transit guideways. Such revenues to be phased in over three years. Makes state tax revenues on motor vehicle fuels "user fees" and no longer subject to the general state appropriations limit. Revises appropriations limit formula. Prohibits Legislature from lowering local sales tax rates. Requires 2/3 vote of each house of the Legislature or vote of the people before taxes on motor vehicle fuels may be raised. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Will shift availability of estimated sales tax revenues from other programs to transportation programs as follows: $200 million in 1989-90, $420 million in 1990-91, $710 million in 1991-92, $755 million in 1992-93, and increasing amounts thereafter. Will modify the State's appropriations limit by permitting additional estimated appropriations authority as follows: $630 million in 1989-90, $670 million in 1990-91, $710 million in 1991-92 and thereafter remaining at that level.
Assemblywoman Doris Allen, 2350 Wailea Place, Sacramento, California 95833 (916) 445-6233
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Transportation Revenue. California Initiative 400 (1987).