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State of California November 3, 1998 General
Proposition 2
Transportation: Funding.

Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Put on the Ballot by the Legislature.

5,519,390 / 75.4% Yes votes ...... 1,801,685 / 24.6% No votes

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Infomation shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
  • Requires loans of transportation related revenues to the General Fund be repaid the same fiscal year, or within three fiscal years if the Governor declares an emergency significantly impacting the General Fund or General Fund revenues are less than the previous fiscal year's adjusted revenues.
  • Allows loans of certain transportation related revenues to local entities conditioned upon repayment, with interest, within four years.
  • Designates local transportation funds as trust funds and prohibits abolition of all such funds created by law.
  • Restricts allocations from local transportation funds to designated purposes relating to local transportation.

Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst:
  • It is unlikely that this measure would have any fiscal impact on state and local governments.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote of this measure means:
Additional restrictions would be placed on loans of state transportation funds to the state General Fund. In addition, local transportation funds from the one-quarter cent of county sales tax could not be diverted from specified transportation purposes to other general purposes.

A NO vote of this measure means:
Loans could continue to be made from state transportation funds to the General Fund without added restrictions. Local transportation funds derived from the one-quarter cent of county sales tax could be diverted for nontransportation purposes by changing state law.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 2:
Proposition 2 will make sure the money you pay in fuel taxes is used to build and maintain California's roads and transit systems. Without paying 1¢ more at the pump, you can help improve transportation by joining with the California Taxpayers Association, business, labor, and environmental organizations in voting "yes."

Full Text of Argument In Favor

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 2:
Contact FOR Proposition 2:
Transportation California
P.O. Box 980336
West Sacramento, CA
(916) 600-4260

Contact AGAINST Proposition 2:

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