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AB-1112 Transportation transactions and use taxes: Bay Area.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 1112

An act to amend Section 131102 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.

[ Approved by Governor  October 05, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  October 05, 2013. ]


AB 1112, Ammiano. Transportation transactions and use taxes: Bay Area.
The Bay Area County Traffic and Transportation Funding Act authorizes the formation of county transportation authorities in each of the 9 Bay Area counties, and provides for the imposition of a retail transaction and use tax of either 1/2 of 1% or 1%, subject to voter approval, with revenues to be used for various transportation purposes. Existing law, however, limits the total rate of tax that may be imposed in a county under these provisions and under the Transactions and Use Tax Law to 1%.
This bill would delete this limitation.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 131102 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

 (a) A retail transactions and use tax ordinance for a tax of either one-half of 1 percent or 1 percent applicable in the incorporated and unincorporated territory of a county may be imposed by a county transportation authority or the commission in the manner prescribed in Section 131103 and Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, if two-thirds of the electors voting on the measure vote to approve its imposition at an election which shall be called for this purpose by the board of supervisors within one year after the adoption of a county transportation expenditure plan.
(b) The ordinance shall take effect at the close of the polls on the day of election at which the proposition, as set forth in Section 131108, is adopted. The ordinance shall specify the period, as determined by the adopted county transportation expenditure plan during which the tax will be imposed. The tax may be terminated earlier if the projects in the adopted plan are completed and any bonds outstanding issued pursuant to this division are redeemed.