2002 Initiative Petition Approved for Circulation in Missouri
2002-16 RE: Rail Passenger Service
Missourians for Rail Passenger Service
P.O. Box 581
Springfield, MO 65801
Contact person Steven Reed can be reached by calling (417) 832-8458.
Petition sample form approved for circulation on March 28, 2001.
Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on April 18, 2001.
OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Shall article IV, section 30 of the Missouri Constitution be amended to provide for a one-tenth of one-percent sales tax on motor vehicle fuel, the proceeds of which shall be used to develop rail passenger service in Missouri?
A one-tenth of one percent sales tax assessed on the sale of fuel used to propel motor vehicles (automobiles, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds) would generate tax revenues of approximately $3,510,000 to $4,875,000 annually. The tax revenues would be used to develop rail passenger service in Missouri.
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSITION AS SUBMITTED BY PETITIONER
Be it resolved by the people of the State of Missouri that the Cnstitution be amended:
Section 30 of article IV of the Constitution of Missouri is amended by adding Section 30(D). The new section includes the following underlined language:
Monies collected from a one tenth of one percent sales tax will be used for the purpose of developing Rail Passenger Service in Missouri including from St. Louis to Rolla, Springfield, Aurora, Billings, Marionville, Republic, Crane, Galena, Reeds Spring, Hollister and Branson. (This will allow connection of the Chicago Rail Passenger Line to Tulsa and other cities in Texas). A one tenth of one percent sales tax upon or measured by fuel used for propelling motor vehicles (automobiles, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds), is to be levied and collected as provided by law.