Proposition Summary

Transportation Congestion Improvement Act. Allocation of Existing Motor Vehicle Fuel Sales and Use Tax Revenues for Transportation Purposes Only. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. • Requires, effective 7/1/03, existing revenues from state sales and use taxes on sale of motor vehicle fuel be used for transportation purposes as provided by law until 6/30/08. • Requires, effective 7/1/08, existing revenues resulting from state sales and use taxes on sale of motor vehicle fuel be used for public transportation; city and county street and road repairs and improvements; and state highway improvements. • Requires two-thirds vote of the Legislature to suspend or modify percentage allocations of revenues. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Starting in 2008–09, about $1.4 billion in gasoline sales tax revenues, increasing annually thereafter, would continue to be used for state and local transportation purposes.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on ACA 4 (Proposition 42) -- Assembly: Ayes 68 Noes 2 -- Senate: Ayes 36 Noes 1 --

Popular Vote Results

Y: 3355553; A: 69.1; N: 1503727; B: 30.9

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Legislative Constitutional Amendment

For Author

COMMISSIONER DWIGHT HELMICK, California Highway Patrol; LEO SOONG, Chair of the Board California State Automobile Association-AAA; LIEUTENANT ED GRAY, President California Organization of Police and Sheriffs (COPS)

Against Author

WAYNE JOHNSON, President California Teachers Association; HOWARD OWENS, President Congress of CA Seniors Education and Resource Foundation; WILLIAM D. POWERS, President Health Access of California --

Rebuttal Author

LENNY GOLDBERG, Director California Tax Reform Association; VIOLA GONZALES, Executive Director Latino Issues Forum; JEFF SEDIVEC, President California State Firefighters' Association --

Rebuttal Against Author

DALLAS JONES, Director California State Office of Emergency Services; MARIAN BERGESON, Former Member California State Board of Education; LARRY McCARTHY, President California Taxpayers' Association --