FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 02, 2014
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Senate Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 68 Certified for August 2014 Ballot
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that Senate Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 68 has been certified for the August 2014 ballot. It will appear before voters as Constitutional Amendment 7 in the regularly scheduled primary election on August 5, 2014.
The official ballot title for Constitutional Amendment 7, which was both referred to voters and written by the General Assembly, reads:
Should the Missouri Constitution be changed to enact a temporary sales tax of three-quarters of one percent to be used solely to fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects for ten years, with priority given to repairing unsafe roads and bridges?
This change is expected to produce $480 million annually to the state’s Transportation Safety and Job Creation Fund and $54 million for local governments. Increases in the gas tax will be prohibited. This revenue shall only be used for transportation purposes and cannot be diverted for other uses.
The Missouri Constitution empowers the General Assembly to refer proposed constitutional amendments and general laws to voters. The amendment will take effect if a majority of voters approve.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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