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Dedicating Transportation Funding For Transportation Purposes - Comparisons of Transportation Funding Proposals 4/23/2015

SCA 7 (Huff)
Weight Fees

SCA 7 asks the voters to


permanently dedicate $1
billion in weight fees to
trans
Note: Constitutionally
protected and cannot be
diverted by a vote of the
Legislature.

Speaker Atkins (No Bill)

SB 16 (Beall)

Speaker Atkins proposes to SB 16 proposes to dedicate a portion of the diverted weight fees. 20% in 15-16, 40% in 16-17, 60% in 17-18,
dedicate $1 billion
80% in 18-19, 100% thereafter.
annually to transportation.
Note: Can be diverted
Note: Can be diverted with a majority vote bill in the future
with a majority vote bill
in the future

HUTA Funds

SCA 7 would dedicate $100


N/A
million annually in HUTA
funds to local transportation
(as proposed to be
amended)

N/A

Excise Tax

Protected under the current


Constitutional provisions
(Article XIX as amended by
Proposition 22)

N/A

5-year Tax increase: 10 cent per gallon on motor vehicles fuel ($1.5 billion annually); a 12 cent per gallon
on diesel fuel ($312 million annually). Would automatically be suspended if the Road Maintenance and
Rehabilitation Program is not reauthorized by 2019-20.
Note: Excise taxes are dedicated to transportation under Article XIX. Cannot be used for bond debt
payment (Prop. 22)

Vehicle License
Fee Increase

SCA 7 ensures any future


N/A
VLF Increases (above current
.65% rate) are used for trans
purposes- not debt service.

Permanent VLF tax increase: .35% increase ($1.12 billion annually.) - 5-year phase-in with .07%increase
per year.
Note: Funding would not be used for transportation purposes but instead would be used to pay for bond
debt.

Vehicle
Registration Fee

SCA 7 ensures any future


vehicle registration fee
increases are for trans
purposes- not debt service.

N/A

5-year Tax increase: Vehicle Registration Fee increase by $35 ($1 billion annually). Would automatically be
suspended if the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program is not reauthorized by 2019-20.
Note: Vehicle Registration fees would be dedicated to transportation under Article XIX but could be used
for other non-road repair expenditures including debt service.

Zero Emissions
Vehicle Fee

Ensures any future vehicle


taxes or fees are protected
for use only on
transportation purposes not debt service.

N/A

Permanent $100 zero emissions vehicle fee. 3-year phase-in reaching $25 million annually. If the Road
Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program is not reauthorized, this fee would be deposited into the state
highway account.
Note: Zero Emissions fees would be dedicated to transportation under Article XIX, but could be used for
other non-road repair expenditures including debt service.

Road User
Charge

Since this is currently


undefined in Speakers plan
it is not clear if SCA 7
protections would apply.

$52 per vehicle annually.


Generates $1.8 billion, but
less than half ($800 m)
would go to trans projects.
Note: No bill language to
date.

Loan Repayment

N/A but Republicans


proposed to repay $1 billion
as part of larger
transportation proposal.

$200 million a year


repayment of
transportation loans. (4
years)

$1 billion repaid over 3 years (1/3 each year) beginning in fiscal year 2016-17. Paid out of the Proposition 2
debt repayment requirements.