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SCA-1 Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


First—

 That Section 1 of Article XIX thereof is amended to read:

SECTION 1.
 The Legislature shall not borrow revenue from the Highway Users Tax Account, or its successor,  revenues subject to Section 2, 3, 11, or 12  and shall not use these revenues for purposes, or in ways, other than those specifically permitted by this article.

Second—

 That Section 5 of Article XIX thereof is amended to read:

SEC. 5.
 Revenues allocated pursuant  subject  to Section 4 2  may not be expended for the purposes specified in subdivision (b) of Section 2, except for research and planning, until such that  use is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the proposition authorizing such that  use of such those  revenues in an election held throughout the county or counties, or a specified area of a county or counties, within which the revenues are to be expended. The Legislature may authorize the revenues approved for allocation or expenditure under this section to be pledged or used for the payment of principal and interest on voter-approved bonds issued for the purposes specified in subdivision (b) of Section 2. 

Third—

 That Section 6 of Article XIX thereof is amended to read:

SEC. 6.
 (a) Up to 25 percent of the revenues allocated to the State pursuant to Section 4 for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2 of this article  subject to Section 2 that are allocated to the State  may be pledged or used by the State, upon approval by the voters and appropriation by the Legislature,  State  for the payment of principal and interest on voter-approved bonds for such purposes  issued by the State on and or  after November 2, 2010. 2010, for the purposes specified in Section 2, upon approval by the voters of this use of the revenues and appropriation of the revenues by the Legislature. 
(b) Up to 25 percent of the revenues subject to Section 2 that are  allocated to any city or county pursuant to Section 4 for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2 of this article  may be pledged or used only  by any that  city or county for the payment of principal and interest on voter-approved bonds issued by that city or county for such purposes.  the purposes specified in Section 2, upon approval by the voters of this use of the revenues. 
(c) Revenues subject to Section 2, 3, 11, or 12 shall not be pledged or used for the payment of principal and interest on bonds or other indebtedness, except as specifically provided in this section.

Fourth—

 That Section 8 of Article XIX thereof is amended to read:

SEC. 8.
 This article shall not affect or apply to fees or  taxes imposed pursuant to the Sales and Use Tax Law Law,  or the Vehicle License Fee Law, and all amendments and additions now or hereafter made to such statutes. those statutes, except as provided in Section 11. 

Fifth—

 That Section 11 is added to Article XIX thereof, to read:

SEC. 11.
 From the revenues derived from taxes imposed pursuant to the Vehicle License Fee Law, and all amendments and additions now or hereafter made to that statute, other than fees on trailer coaches and mobilehomes, over and above the costs of collection and any refunds authorized by law, those revenues derived from that portion of the vehicle license fee rate that exceeds 0.65 percent of the market value of the vehicle shall be used solely for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2.

Sixth—

 That Section 12 is added to Article XIX thereof, to read:

SEC. 12.
 (a) Revenues from taxes imposed by the State on motor vehicle fuels for use other than in motor vehicles upon the public streets and highways, over and above the costs of collection and any refunds authorized by law, shall be used solely for the purposes described in subdivision (a) of Section 2.
(b) Subdivision (a) applies only to the portion of the affected revenues attributable to increases in tax rates that are effective on or after July 1, 2010, and shall not apply if the applicable tax rates are reduced to be equal to or less than the rates in effect on June 30, 2010. In addition, subdivision (a) does not apply to any portion of the affected revenues that are required to be used for another purpose by federal law.