SCA 6

  • California Senate Constitutional Amendment
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 13, 2017
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA thereof, and by amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC thereof, relating to transportation.

Abstract

The California Constitution conditions the imposition of a special tax by a city, county, or special district upon the approval of 23 of the voters of the city, county, or special district voting on that tax, except that certain school entities may levy an ad valorem property tax for specified purposes with the approval of 55% of the voters within the jurisdiction of these entities. This measure would require that the imposition, extension, or increase by a local government of a special tax as may otherwise be authorized by law, whether a sales or transactions and use tax, parcel tax, or other tax for the purpose of providing funding for transportation purposes be submitted to the electorate by ordinance and approved by 55% of the voters voting on the proposition. The measure would authorize an ordinance submitted to the voters for approval under these provisions to provide, as otherwise authorized by law, for the issuance of bonds payable from the revenues from the special tax. The measure would require an ordinance submitted to the voters under these provisions to include an expenditure plan specifying the transportation programs and projects to be funded by the revenues from the special tax and a requirement for an annual independent audit to ensure that the revenues are expended only for authorized purposes. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes. The California Constitution provides that a proposed amendment of the Constitution, upon submission to, and approval by, the voters takes effect the day after the election unless the measure provides otherwise. This measure would provide that the amendments in this measure shall take effect on the date of the election.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


May 25, 2017

Senate

May 25 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

May 23, 2017

Senate

Set for hearing May 25.

May 22, 2017

Senate

May 22 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

May 19, 2017

Senate

Set for hearing May 22.

May 17, 2017

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 11, 2017

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

May 10, 2017

Senate

From committee: Be adopted. (Ayes 8. Noes 3. Page 1022.) (May 9).

May 01, 2017

Senate

Set for hearing May 9.

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on T. & H.

  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on T. & H.

Apr 05, 2017

Senate

From committee: Be adopted and re-refer to Com. on T. & H. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 623.) (April 5). Re-referred to Com. on T. & H.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on T. & H.

Mar 29, 2017

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on GOV. & F.

Mar 08, 2017

Senate

Set for hearing April 5.

Feb 23, 2017

Senate

Referred to Coms. on GOV. & F., T. & H., and RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on GOV. & F., T. & H., and RLS.

Feb 14, 2017

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 16.

Feb 13, 2017

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

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02/13/17 - Introduced PDF
03/29/17 - Amended Senate PDF
05/01/17 - Amended Senate PDF

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