On 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:
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.
The Prop 7 funding FAQ is available for additional information.