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BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY 


PROP 1A

Transportation Funding Protection.
Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

SUMMARY          Put on the Ballot by the Legislature

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. Fiscal Impact: No revenue effect or cost effects. Increases stability of funding to transportation in 2007 and thereafter.


WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
YES
A YES vote on this measure means: The State Constitution would specify additional limitations on the state’s ability to suspend the transfer of gasoline sales tax revenues from the General Fund to transportation. In addition, all past suspensions would be required to be repaid by June 30, 2016, at a specified minimum rate of repayment each year.

NO
A NO vote on this measure means: The State Constitution would not further limit the state’s ability to suspend the transfer of gasoline sales tax revenues. State law, instead of the State Constitution, would specify when past suspensions would be repaid.


ARGUMENTS
PRO
YES on 1A dedicate taxes we already pay at the pump for transportation improvements like building roads, congestion relief, and safety repairs. 1A closes a loophole in the law to prevent politicians from spending gas taxes on other programs. Rebuild California: YES on 1A—safer roads, reduced congestion,
www.ReadForYourself.org.


CON
Vote “NO” on Proposition 1A!
Keep Education, health care, and disaster relief our State’s top priorities. In hard economic times, “autopilot” budgeting causes massive unnecessary cuts to schools, firefighters, trauma centers, and health care. The Governor and Legislature must have flexibility to meet the needs of Californians. Vote “NO” on Proposition 1A.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR
Let’s Rebuild California
1127 11th Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1401
info@readforyourself.org
www.readforyourself.org

AGAINST
Jackie Goldberg, Chair
Assembly Education Committee


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