House Joint Resolution 2004 - Introduced HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2004 BY HIGHFILL HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution 1 of the State of Iowa to dedicate a portion of state revenue 2 from the tax imposed on certain retail sales of tangible 3 personal property and services for the benefit of the public 4 highways. 5 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 6 TLSB 5347YH (3) 85 dea/sc
H.J.R. 2004 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 1 the State of Iowa is proposed: 2 1. Section 8 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State 3 of Iowa, as added by amendment number 18 of the amendments of 4 1942, is amended to read as follows: 5 Motor vehicle fees and fuel taxes. SEC. 8. All motor 6 vehicle registration fees , and all licenses and excise taxes 7 on motor vehicle fuel, except cost of administration, and all 8 amounts generated by a state sales tax rate of five-tenths of 9 one percent as may be imposed upon the retail sales price of 10 tangible personal property and the furnishing of enumerated 11 services sold in this state, shall be used exclusively for 12 the construction, maintenance and supervision of the public 13 highways exclusively within the state or for the payment of 14 bonds issued or to be issued for the construction of such 15 public highways and the payment of interest on such bonds. 16 Sec. 2. PUBLICATION AND REFERRAL. The foregoing proposed 17 amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa is referred 18 to the general assembly to be chosen at the next general 19 election for members of the general assembly, and the secretary 20 of state is directed to cause the proposed amendment to be 21 published for three consecutive months previous to the date of 22 that election as provided by law. 23 EXPLANATION 24 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 25 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 26 This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the 27 Constitution of the State of Iowa dedicating a portion of 28 state sales and services tax revenue for the construction, 29 maintenance, and supervision of public highways or for 30 the payment of bonds and interest on bonds issued for the 31 construction of public highways. The amount to be credited is 32 the amount generated by a sales tax rate of five-tenths of one 33 percent. The amount is in addition to the amounts from all 34 motor vehicle registration fees and all licenses and excise 35 -1- LSB 5347YH (3) 85 dea/sc 1/ 2
H.J.R. 2004 taxes on motor vehicle fuel, which are currently dedicated to 1 road funding and credited to the road use tax fund established 2 for that purpose. 3 The resolution, if adopted, would be published and then 4 referred to the next general assembly (86th) for adoption 5 before being submitted to the electorate for ratification. 6 -2- LSB 5347YH (3) 85 dea/sc 2/ 2