New Jersey Question 1 (2000)
New Jersey Question 1, also known as Dedicate petroleum products gross receipts tax and certain amounts from sales tax for transportation, was on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. It passed, with 62% of voters in favor.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Legislative Constitutional Amendment
Interpretive statement by attorney general: This constitutional amendment dedicates certain tax revenues for funding the construction and repair of the State transportation system. It provides that the revenues from the tax on the gross receipts of the sale of petroleum products would be dedicated for that funding. Also, beginning in the State fiscal year next commencing after approval of the amendment, certain amounts from the annual revenues from the State sales tax equal to approximately one-third of that revenue on the sale of new motor vehicles would also be so dedicated. The minimum amount dedicated from the petroleum products tax would be $100,000,000 in the fiscal year in which this amendment is approved and $200,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter. For the sales tax, the minimum amount would be $80,000,000 for the fiscal year next commencing after this amendment is approved, $140,000,000 for the succeeding fiscal year and $200,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter.
This amendment would add the revenues from the petroleum products tax and a portion of the sales tax to the revenues already constitutionally dedicated from 9.0 cents of the State tax on motor fuels as sources of funding for the construction and repair of the State transportation system.
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