Bill Status of SJRCA0017 94th General Assembly
Short Description: HIGHWAY FEES- USE/REGULATION
Sen. Larry K. Bomke - Dale E. Risinger - Dale A. Righter - John O. Jones - Frank C. Watson, Gary G. Dahl, Chris Lauzen, Wendell E. Jones and Pamela J. Althoff
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
|ILCON Art. IX, Sec. 11 new|| |
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Adds a new Section concerning highway funds. Provides that no moneys derived from fees, excises, or license taxes relating to registration, titles, operation, or use of vehicles on public highways, or to fuels used for propelling vehicles, including bond proceeds, shall be expended for other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles, statutory refunds and adjustments provided in those laws, payment of highway obligations, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, and bridges, and other statutory highway purposes, the State or local share to match federal aid highway funds, administrative costs of the Department of Transportation or any successor agency, expenses of grade separation of public highways and railroad crossings, protection of at-grade public highways and railroad crossings, expense of State enforcement of traffic laws and, with respect to local governments, other transportation purposes as authorized by law. Provides that the total amount appropriated in any fiscal year for the sum of the cost of State enforcement of traffic laws, plus the cost of collecting and administering those fees, excises, and license, plus the cost of administering laws relating to motor vehicles, may not exceed 8% of the total amount of those fees, excises, or taxes, collected by the State of Illinois, in the most recent complete fiscal year. Provides that federal funds may be spent for any purposes authorized by federal law. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.