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Proposition 7 - Constitutional Amendment for Transportation Funding

Proposition 7On Nov. 3, 2015, Texans will vote on Proposition 7, a constitutional amendment to dedicate portions of revenue from the state’s general sales and use tax as well as from the motor vehicle sales and rental tax to the State Highway Fund for non-
tolled projects. The amendment would allocate the funds in the following way:

  • Beginning in September 2017 (fiscal year 2018), if state sales tax revenue exceeds $28 billion in a fiscal year, the next $2.5 billion of revenue would be directed to the State Highway Fund.
  • Beginning in September 2019 (fiscal year 2020), if state motor vehicle sales and rental tax revenue exceeds $5 billion in a fiscal year, 35 percent of the amount in excess of $5 billion would be directed to the State Highway Fund.

Proposition 7 Flowchart

Background

In February 2015, Governor Greg Abbott named transportation funding one of five emergency items for the 84th Texas Legislature. To address this issue and take steps toward closing the state’s transportation funding gap, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 5 in May, placing Proposition 7 on the ballot on Nov. 3, 2015.

More Information

The Prop 7 funding FAQ is available for additional information.

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