Oklahoma Bridge and Highway Trust Fund, State Question 723 (September 2005)
The Oklahoma Bridge and Highway Trust Fund Amendment, also known as State Question 723, was on the September 13, 2005 ballot in Oklahoma as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established the Oklahoma Bridge and Highway Trust Fund. The measure also would have increased the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and required the monies be deposited into the fund to pay for the construction and reconstruction of bridges and highways.
|Oklahoma State Question 723 (September 2005)|
Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State
Text of measure
The official ballot title appeared as:
|“||This measure adds a new Article XVI-A to the Oklahoma Constitution. It would enable greater building, construction and reconstruction of bridges and highways. It establishes a constitutional fund known as the Oklahoma Bridge and Highway Trust Fund. It provides for fixed percentages of existing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to be paid into that fund. It increases the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and requires the increased monies to be used solely to pay the costs of building, construction and reconstruction of bridges and highways. It prohibits the use of the increased gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to incur debt and protects the future funding of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. To assure the proper use of the monies, it requires a yearly review by the State Auditor and Inspector, the State Board of Equalization, and the Oklahoma Highway Oversight Commission. It establishes the Oklahoma Highway Oversight Commission to monitor use of the monies and funding of transportation by the legislature.||”|
The full text of the measure can be read here.
Path to the ballot
289,082 signatures were filed to qualify State Question 723 for the ballot. During the period of circulation, before it was given an official ballot number, it was known as Initiative 378.
- Oklahoma 2005 ballot measures
- 2005 ballot measures
- List of Oklahoma ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed December 2, 2014
- Donations to State Question 723
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- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 723," accessed December 2, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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