Texas Transportation Funding Amendment (2014)

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Transportation Funding Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Texas Constitution
Referred by:Texas State Legislature
Topic:Transportation
Status:On the ballot
The Texas Transportation Funding Amendment is on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot in the state of Texas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would divert $1.2 billion a year in oil and gas taxes paid by drilling companies from the Rainy Day Fund and put it towards transportation funding for repairs and maintenance.[1][2]

Support

The measure is sponsored by Rep. Joe Pickett (D-79).[3]

Text of measure

Ballot language

According to the 2013 Texas Voter Guide, which briefly addressed the 2014 measure, the ballot measure will read:[4]

The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads."[5]

Path to the ballot

A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Texas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. Texas is one of sixteen states that requires this.

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