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Transportation amendment update

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Amendment language
as it appeared on the ballot Nov. 7, 2006

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate revenue from a tax on the sale of new and used motor vehicles over a five-year period, so that after June 30, 2011, all of the revenue is dedicated at least 40 percent for public transit assistance and not more than 60 percent for highway purposes?”


2006 Transportation

Bridge deck constructionMinnesota voters passed the transportation amendment on the Nov. 7, 2006 ballot 57 percent to 43 percent, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

The amendment changes the constitution so that 100 percent of the sales tax revenues on motor vehicles are dedicated to statewide transportation improvement. The amendment calls for a phased-in transfer of the revenues over five years, with up to 60 percent of the dedicated fund going to state highways and local roads, and at least 40 percent to public transit statewide.

The Pawlenty-Molnau Administration and Mn/DOT will work with the state Legislature to determine the future use of the new revenues.

Transit riders

Details can be found on the Secretary of State's Web site




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