Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes

Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes

NEW SECTION: All fees collected by the State of {insert state} as license fees for motor vehicles and all excise taxes collected by the State of {insert state} on the sale, distribution or use of motor vehicle fuel, and any another motor vehicle related tax or fee shall be paid into the state treasury and placed in a special fund to be used exclusively for highway purposes. Such highway purposes shall be construed to include the following:

(A) The necessary operating, engineering and legal expenses connected with the administration of public highways, county roads and city streets;

(B) The construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, county roads, bridges and city streets; including the cost and expense of

(1) acquisition of rights-of-way,

(2) installing, maintaining and operating traffic signs and signal lights,

(3) operation of movable span bridges,

(4) operation of motor vehicle carrying ferries, which are a part of any public highway, county road, or city street; and

(C) The payment or refunding of any obligation of the State of {insert state}, or any political subdivision thereof, for which any of the revenues described in this section may have been legally pledged prior to the effective date of this act.

Section 2 {Severability clause.}

Section 3 {Repealer clause.}

 Re-approved January 9, 2014.

Keyword Tags: 2013 SNPS, Commerce Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, Taxation, Transportation