Maryland Transportation Trust Fund Amendment (2012)
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The measure would have established a Transportation Trust Fund to be used for purposes relating to transportation. Additionally, it would have prohibited the use of funds to balance the state's General Fund. Additionally, the measure would have called for a 10 cent increase in the price of gas in Maryland and an increase in vehicle registration fees by 50%. Starting in 2013, the state's gas tax would have been indexed to the annual percentage growth in construction costs.
According to reports, the 10 cent increase would have been applied as follows:
- Diesel tax would increase to 34.25 cents per gallon from 24.25 cents
- Gas tax would increase to 33.5 cents per gallon from 23.5 cents
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution
Placing a proposed amendment on the ballot requires a 60% vote of each chamber of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland is one of nine states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot following the 60% supermajority vote.