We all want our roads to be in good shape – so why do we want the latest Gas & Vehicle Tax increase (SB 1) repealed?
- Before SB 1, California was already in the top five highest gas tax brackets in the nation.
- $60 million is diverted from the State Highway Account and $80 million from the Motor Vehicle Account every year to support the General Fund!
- Since the original gas tax funds were being used for other purposes, the Legislature passed a $5.2 billion annual tax increase, without a vote of the people.
- A Republican proposal that would have used existing funds for road improvement projects without the need for a tax increase was ignored.
- Because of SB 1, there is a 70% tax increase on gas, and a vehicle registration increase of 47% to 330%!
- The increases in SB 1 include ZERO reforms to ensure accountability for the spending. And worse: the gas and car tax is indexed to inflation, so it will increase automatically in the future, again, without voter input.
To learn more about Prop. 6 to repeal SB 1, visit GasTaxRepeal.org
The following Sacramento area legislators supported SB 1 to increase taxes.
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)
Constitutional Amendment to Repeal SB 1 and Require Voter Approval for Future Gas & Vehicle Tax Increases
Status: 950,000 Signatures turned in. On November Ballot as Prop. 6
Primary Supporters: Carl DeMaio and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
Signatures Required: 585,407
Read the Constitutional amendment introduced by Carl DeMaio and supported by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
950,000 Petitions Submitted!
More than enough petitions were submitted in four counties across the state, qualifying the repeal to be on the November ballot.
On May 1st, supporters and Republican leaders gathered to turn in petitions at the Sacramento County Elections Office. Below are images from the event that featured Senator Jim Nielsen, Campaign Chair John Cox, and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. President Jon Coupal.
Last Year’s Rally in Sacramento
To focus attention on the creators of this new tax, Sacramento voters rallied at the corner of Fair Oaks Blvd. and Watt Avenue as cars drove by and expressed their frustration by honking.
Sacramento voters are not pleased that all of our Democrat state legislators voted for this bill. Those include: