Georgia Senators revive trauma care funding amendment for 2012
ATLANTA, Georgia: A trauma care funding amendment may make a return to the Georgia ballot. The proposed measure was introduced to the Senate On February 10. According to the proposal, SR 140, the measure would allot $10 from vehicle registration fees into a trauma care trust fund.
A similar measure appeared on the November 2010 statewide ballot. Amendment 2 called for imposing a $10 registration fee on motor vehicles to raise funds for the state's trauma care centers. The new fee was projected to raise $80 million per year. The measure was defeated following a 53% to 47% vote on November 2, 2010.
Unlike Amendment 2, the newly filed proposal would not raise current fees or taxes, according to the proposal.
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- Georgia General Assembly,"2011-2012 Regular Session - SR 140," retrieved February 11, 2011
- Atlanta Business Chronicle,"Legislature passes trauma care funding measure," April 29, 2010
- 11Alive,"GA Legislature 2010 Session Wrap Up," April 30, 2010
- MyFoxAtlanta,"Newsmaker: Trauma Care Amendment," October 7, 2010
- Associated Press,"Senator revives, reworks trauma care fund proposal," February 11, 2011