Californians started paying more at the pump on November 1, thanks to SB 1 sponsor Assemblyman Frazier and his fellow Democrats who passed this $5.2 billion annual tax increase. This amount is over and above the current transportation tax, whose funds have been raided on a regular basis to back-fill a General Fund deficit during the recession. The Legislature also diverts $60 million from the State Highway Account and $80 million from the Motor Vehicle Account every year to support the General Fund! All you have to do is drive on our highways to know the funds are not being used for maintenance or increased capacity.
Sacramento voters are not pleased that all of our Democrat state legislators voted for this bill. Those include:
Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-AD11)
Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-AD 9)
Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-AD 8)
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-AD 7)
Senator Bill Dodd (D-SD 3)
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-SD 5)
Senator Richard Pan (D-SD 6)
Thanks to those who opposed SB 1!
Senator Ted Gaines (R-SD 1)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-SD 4)
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-AD 6)
Check back often as we will post news on this page about ballot measures, upcoming rally’s, and where you can obtain petitions to repeal the gas and vehicle tax increase.
Here’s the latest! Circulate petitions now!
Constitutional Amendment to Repeal SB 1 and Require Voter Approval for Future Gas & Vehicle Tax Increases
Status: Petitions are in circulation
Primary Supporters: Carl DeMaio and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
Signatures Required: 585,407
Circulation Deadline: 5-21-18
The Constitutional amendment introduced by Carl DeMaio and supported by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is now circulating petitions. Download one here that may be reproduced. Make sure all signers are registered to vote in the same county! We will let you know about local events to sign petitions, but in the meantime, you can sign up at the campaign website and they will send you a petition and keep you informed!
Or, text GASTAX to 94253 and you’ll be signed up to receive a petition!
Click here for more information on receiving petitions that allow for more than two signatures.
Initiative to Repeal SB 1
Status: Cleared for circulation but author running out of time due to litigation on title and summary
Primary Supporter: Assemblyman Travis Allen
Signatures Required: 365,880
Circulation Deadline: 1-8-18
Assemblyman Travis Allen submitted his ballot measure to repeal SB 1 and had to go to court to fight for a fair title and summary. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley agreed that Attorney General Becerra’s version was “fundamentally flawed” and that he couldn’t count on him to write it fairly.
So the judge wrote it himself!
Then the Attorney General filed an appeal to the Superior Court decision. On November 17 the Court ruled in his favor. Assemblyman Allen brought his case to the CA Supreme Court, but on December 20 they let the Appellate Court ruling stand. By not succeeding at the Supreme Court level, Assemblyman Allen’s measure cannot be granted additional time to circulate petitions.
The petitions are ready to circulate to repeal SB 1 and give voters the right to decide if we want even more gas taxes!
Download the instructions (read them carefully!!) and get at least one more signature. Then mail it in. We will let you know when more petitions are printed. In the meantime, you can make multiple copies of this petition for others to sign.
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