THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF AND SPENDING LIMITATION ACT OF 1990. This measure would enact a statewide traffic congestion relief program and update the spending limit on state and local government to better reflect the needs of a growing California population. It would provide new revenues to be used to reduce traffic congestion by building state highways, local streets and roads, and public mass transit facilities. This measure would enact a 55% increase in truck weight fees and a five-cent-per-gallon increase in the fuel tax on August 1, 1990, and an additional one cent on January 1 of each of the next four years. This measure updates the state appropriations limit to allow for new funding for congestion relief, mass transit, health care, services for the elderly, and other priority state programs, while still providing an overall limit on state and local spending. This measure would continue to provide that public education and community colleges receive at least 40% of the state General Fund budget, and would provide that revenues in excess of the state appropriations limit are allocated equally between education and taxpayers.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Vote Cast by the Legislature on SCA 1 (Proposition 111) Assembly -- Ayes, 65; Noes, 5 -- Senate -- Ayes, 34; Noes, 2
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2621022; A: 52.43; N: 2378028; B: 47.57
Senate Constitutional Amendment
Tom Noble, President, California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CHP); Kirk West, President, California Chamber of Commerce; Honorable John Garamendi, State Senator, 5th District
Richard L. Mountjoy, Member of the Assembly, 42nd District; Peter F. Schabarum, Supervisor, Los Angeles County; Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., Chairman, A. B. Laffer Assoc.
Rebuttal Against Author
George Deukmejian, Governor; Larry McCarthy, President, California Taxpayers Association; Dr. H. C. Cox, Chair, AARP California State Legislative Committee (American Association of Retired Persons)
The Traffic Congestion Relief And Spending Limitation Act Of 1990 California Proposition 111 (1990).