Removes Responsibility and Funding for State Highway Construction and Maintenance from State. Transfers Such Responsibility and Funding to Individual Local Governments. Ends State High-Speed Rail Project. Constitutional Amendment
Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Shifts responsibility for constructing and maintaining state highways from the state to local governments. Allocates revenues from state motor vehicle fuel taxes to local governments for road construction and repair by private, non-governmental entities. Allocates revenues from state taxes and fees on vehicles to local governments for road construction and repairs, and mass transit. Terminates funding for state’s high-speed rail project. Requires State Auditor to audit certain transportation projects and Department of Motor Vehicles. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: A shift of roughly $10 billion in outgoing state revenues from state and local non transportation programs to local transportation programs. Increased ongoing state spending of several billions annually to backfill certain programs affected by this shift. Also, roughly $12 billion in existing ongoing state revenues for transportation would be provided to local governments. A shift of up to hundreds of millions of dollars ongoing from certain state and local programs to the enforcement of traffic and vehicle laws. Potential increased ongoing spending by the state and local governments to backfill programs affected by this shift. Reduced state expenditures on the high-speed rail project in the tens of billions of dollars from stopping the project.
Erin O’Doherty, Charles H. Eldredge, Manu Martinez, Wylmina Hettinga
Failed to Qualify
Removes Responsibility and Funding for State Highway Construction and Maintenance from State. Transfers Such Responsibility and Funding to Individual Local Governments. Ends State High-Speed Rail Project. Constitutional Amendment California Initiative 1861 (2019).