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SCA 6 (Wiener) Local transportation measures: special taxes: voter approval

Position:Support
Status:In Senate
Summary:

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California to amend Section 4 of Article XIII A and Section 2 of Article XIII C of the California State Constitution to authorize the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for transportation by 55% of the voters voting on the proposition.

 SCA 6, as amended, Wiener. Local transportation measures: special taxes: voter approval.

This measure would require that the imposition, extension, or increase by a local government of a special tax as may otherwise be authorized by law, whether a sales or transactions and use tax, parcel tax, or other tax for the purpose of providing funding for transportation purposes be submitted to the electorate by ordinance and approved by 55% of the voters voting on the proposition. The measure would authorize an ordinance submitted to the voters for approval under these provisions to provide, as otherwise authorized by law, for the issuance of bonds payable from the revenues from the special tax. The measure would require an ordinance submitted to the voters under these provisions to include an expenditure plan specifying the transportation programs and projects to be funded by the revenues from the special tax and a requirement for an annual independent audit to ensure that the revenues are expended only for authorized purposes. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.

Comments:
  • Listed as a "high priority" bill for the CTC on the May 17, 2017 agenda.
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Last Updated:April 5, 2018