Repeals a 2017 transportation law's tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval. Fiscal Impact: Reduced ongoing state revenues of $5.1 billion from the elimination of fuel and vehicle taxes passed by the Legislature in 2017. These revenues mainly would have paid for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs. The requirement that voters approve new or increased fuel and vehicle taxes passed by the Legislature in the future could result in lower revenues from such taxes than otherwise would have been available.
Popular Vote Results
Y:5283222; A:43.2; N:6952081; B:56.8
Initiative Constitutional Amendment
Code Sections Affected
JOHN COX, Honorary Chairman, Give Voters a Voice—Yes on Prop. 6, DELORES CHAVEZ, President, Latino American Political Association, PEGGI BUFF, President, California Women’s Leadership Association
BRIAN K. RICE, President, California Professional Firefighters, KWAME AGYARE, Region Director, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOUG VILLARS, President, California Association of Highway Patrolmen,
Rebuttal Against Author
JON COUPAL, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, JOHN KABATECK, California Director, National Federation of Independent Business, JESSE ROJAS, President, California Farmworkers and Families PAC
Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Proposition 6 (2018).