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Missouri Fuel Tax, Amendment 3 (2004)

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Missouri Amendment 3, also known as the Transportation Funds Act, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 election ballot in Missouri, where it was approved.[1]

  • Amendment 3 was one of two initiated measures that appeared on ballots in Missouri in 2004. The other initiative, the White River Gambling Act, was on the state's primary ballot.
  • Amendment 3 was the only ballot measure on Missouri's November ballot in 2004.

Election results

Constitutional Amendment 3 (Transportation Funds)
Approveda Yes 1,966,617 78.9%

Official results via: Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require that all revenues from the existing motor vehicle fuel tax (less collection costs) be used only for state and local highways, roads and bridges, and also require that vehicle taxes and fees paid by highway users be used only for constructing and maintaining the state highway system (less collection costs, refunds and highway patrol law enforcement costs), except that up to half of such vehicle taxes and fees, phased in over four years, will go into a state road bond fund to repay state highway bonds?

The constitutional amendment has a zero net fiscal impact. The amendment increases funding for the Department of Transportation to be used for transportation purposes only and limits the use of highway user fee revenues by other state agencies. The indirect fiscal impact on state and local governments, if any, is unknown.[2]

Campaing financing

Committee to Improve Missouri Roads & Bridges, supporters of the amendment, spent $2,149,983 in financing the campaign for the measure. No On Amendment 3, opponents of the amendment, spent $11,472 financing the campaign against it. Total funds between the two groups towards the measure totaled $2,161,455.[3]

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