00 CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 49(TRA)
01 Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska creating a
02 transportation fund.
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. Article IX, sec. 7, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is repealed and readopted
05 to read:
06 SECTION 7. DEDICATED FUNDS. The proceeds of any State tax or license
07 shall not be dedicated to any special purpose. This provision shall not prohibit the
08 continuance of any dedication for special purposes existing on April 24, 1956, and shall
09 not prohibit the dedication of revenue under Section 15 or Section 18 of this article, or
10 when required by the federal government for State participation in federal programs.
11 * Sec. 2. Article IX, Constitution of the State of Alaska, is amended by adding a new section
12 to read:
13 SECTION 18. TRANSPORTATION FUND. (a) The revenue received after
14 June 30, 1997, from State taxes on fuel used for the propulsion of motor vehicles and
01 watercraft, less refunds, credits, and the costs of collection of those taxes as provided by
02 law, shall be placed in a transportation fund. Except as provided in (d) of this section,
03 the legislature may appropriate money from the transportation fund only for
04 (1) the maintenance costs of roads and highways by the State or local
05 governments if the money was derived from taxes on fuel used for the propulsion of
06 motor vehicles or from the income earned from managing and investing the money
07 derived from or attributable to the taxes on fuel used for the propulsion of motor
08 vehicles; and
09 (2) the construction and improvement of harbor facilities if the money
10 was derived from taxes on fuel used for the propulsion of watercraft or from the income
11 earned from managing and investing the money derived from or attributable to the taxes
12 on fuel used for the propulsion of watercraft.
13 (b) This section does not apply to revenue received from taxes that the State
14 collects on behalf of a local government.
15 (c) The legislature shall provide by law for the management and investment of
16 the transportation fund balance. The income earned from the management and
17 investment of the fund shall be deposited into the fund.
18 (d) An appropriation from the transportation fund for a public purpose other than
19 one described in (a) of this section may be made upon an affirmative vote of three-fifths
20 of the members of each house of the legislature.
21 * Sec. 3. The amendments proposed by this resolution shall be placed before the voters of
22 the state at the next general election in conformity with art. XIII, sec. 1, Constitution of the State
23 of Alaska, and the election laws of the state.