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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
Proposition 1A
Transportation Funding Protection
State of California

Legislative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required

Pass: 5,607,554 / 76.9% Yes votes ...... 1,686,478 / 23.1% No votes

See Also: Index of all Propositions

Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Information shown below: Summary | Fiscal Impact | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |

Should the California Constitution be amended to further protect the state sales tax revenues for transportation purposes from general-purpose use and require any funds borrowed to be repaid to the transportation fund?

Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
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 with the three years. Restricts loans to no more than twice in any 10-year period. (Put on the ballot by the Legislature)

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

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
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 specifi ed minimum rate of repayment each year.

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.

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Arguments Submitted

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 1A:
YES on 1A dedicates 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,

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 1A:
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.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 1A:
Let's Rebuild California
1127 11th Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1401

Contact AGAINST Proposition 1A:
Jackie Goldberg, Chair
Assembly Education Committee

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