Governor's House Joint
Resolution No. 63
January Session, 2015
LCO No. 3999
Referred to Committee on TRANSPORTATION
REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.
REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.
SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.
SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.
RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.
Resolved by this Assembly:
Section 1. That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall, to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:
Article third of the Constitution is amended by adding section 19 as follows:
Sec. 19. The Special Transportation Fund shall remain a perpetual fund. The general assembly shall direct the resources of said fund solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debt service on obligations of the state incurred for transportation purposes. All sources of funds, moneys and receipts of the state required to be credited, deposited or transferred to said fund by state law on or after the effective date of this amendment shall continue to be credited, deposited or transferred to the Special Transportation Fund, so long as such sources are collected or received by the state, or any officer thereof, and the general assembly shall enact no law authorizing the resources of said fund to be expended other than for transportation purposes.
RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 8, 2016, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 8, 2016, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all money contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred for transportation purposes, and (2) that all sources of funds required to be deposited in the Special Transportation Fund continue to be deposited in said fund?"