TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROTECTION. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Protects transportation funding for traffic congestion relief projects, safety improvements, and local streets and roads. Prohibits the state sales tax on motor vehicle fuels from being used for any purpose other than transportation improvements. Authorizes loans of these funds only in the case of severe state fiscal hardship. Requires loans of revenues from states sales tax on motor vehicle fuels to be fully repaid within the three years. Restricts loans to no more than twice in any 10-year period. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: No direct revenue or cost effects. Increases stability of funding for state and local transportation uses in 2007 and thereafter; reduces somewhat the state’s authority to use these funds for other, nontransportation priorities.
Legislative Vote Results
FINAL VOTES CAST BY THE LEGISLATURE ON SCA 7 (PROPOSITION 1A) -- Senate: Ayes 38 Noes 0 -- Assembly: Ayes 58 Noes 11 --
Popular Vote Results
LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
THOMAS V. McKERNAN, President, Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA); MICHAEL BROWN, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol; MARIAN BERGESON, Chair, California Transportation Commission
JACKIE GOLDBERG, Chair, Assembly Education Committee
Rebuttal Against Author
STEVE KRULL, President, California Police Chiefs Association; MARK WATTS, Interim Executive Director, Transportation California; ALLAN ZAREMBERG, President, California Chamber of Commerce
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROTECTION. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Proposition 1a (2006).