Georgia Transportation Project Contracts, Amendment 3 (2010)
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- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Amendment 3 (Transportation Projects)|
Official results obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The ballot question read as follows:
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation to enter into multiyear construction agreements without requiring appropriations in the current fiscal year for the total amount of payments that would be due under the entire agreement so as to reduce long-term construction costs paid by the state?
- (__) Yes
- (__) No
Media editorial positions
- Savannah Morning News supported Amendment 3. The editorial board said, "Transportation officials say, however, that the change will give the department a five- to six-year window to work on Georgia's aging infrastructure. At the same, the General Assembly must develop a new funding mechanism to replace the dwindling returns on the motor fuel tax, in light of changing travel patterns and more fuel-efficient cars. For now, however, Amendment 3 should speed up much-needed investment in the Peach State's roads and bridges."
- Creative Loafing said, "Currently, the Georgia Department of Transportation has to have all of a project's funding in the bank before work can start. This amendment would change that policy, making it easier for the state agency to begin projects that could take multiple years to complete."
Path to the ballot
- See also: How the Georgia Constitution is amended
In order to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment for the 2010 ballot, the measure required two-thirds approval in both the House and Senate. The measure was approved by the Senate on March 22, 2010 and by the House on April 27. The measure was submitted to the governor on May 7, 2010.
- Proposed Constitutional Amendments and State-Wide Referendum Question prepared by the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
- SR 821 summary
- SR 821 full text
- Yes on 3 website
- Atlanta Progressive News,"APN Overview of Proposed 2010 Georgia Amendments 3 and 4," October 22, 2010
- The Blackshear Times,"Pay attention to constitutional amendments on the ballot," October 6, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly,"SR 821 full text," accessed September 24, 2010
- Examiner,"Amendment Three: Payingfor multi-year construction contracts one year at a time?," October 23, 2010
- Georgia Secretary of State,"Georgia 2010 ballot amendments & referendums," accessed September 24, 2010
- Savannah Morning News,"Amendment 3: Yes," October 9, 2010
- Creative Loafing,"Our pick for ballot measures: Yes to all (except Amendment 1)," October 27, 2010
- Georgia General Assembly,"SR 821 summary," accessed September 24, 2010
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