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Measure Details

Proposition 7

Texas Ballot Measure - SJR 5

Election: Nov. 3, 2015 (Special)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Transportation
Government Budget and Spending
Taxes

Yes
1,296,356
(83.24%)

No
261,019
(16.76%)

Summary

SJR 5 proposes a constitutional amendment to dedicate a portion of revenues from (1) the state sales and use tax, and (2) the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle, to the State Highway Fund (SHF). Under current law, these funds would be deposited to the General Revenue Fund. Money deposited to the SHF is intended to be used only to construct, maintain, or acquire rights-of-way for public roadways other than toll roads; or to repay certain transportation-related debt.

Measure Text

The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.

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