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Measure Details

Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District

Georgia Ballot Measure - Referendum 1

Election: July 31, 2012 (Primary)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Budget, Spending and Taxes
Government Operations
Transportation

Yes
28,664
(51.7%)

No
26,776
(48.3%)

Summary

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sales and use taxes, so as to repeal and reenact Article 5, relating to a transportation sales and use tax; to provide findings by the General Assembly; to provide definitions; to provide for an up to 1 percent local sales tax to be used to fund transportation projects in special transportation districts within this state; to provide for the creation of such districts, the governance thereof, and the development of a list of transportation projects for the district; to provide for contracting and constructing of the approved transportation projects; to provide for exemptions; to provide for annual reporting; to provide for related matters; to provide for a conditional effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Measure Text

Shall _____ County's transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of ten years?

( ) Yes
( ) No

*Each region's ballot is specialized to represent the suggested transportation needs of said region, and the description listed above the ballot question will read accordingly.

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