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(a) No moneys, including bond proceeds, derived from taxes,
fees, excises, or license taxes relating to registration,
title, or operation or use of vehicles, or related to the use
of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity
passenger rail, ports, airports, or to fuels used for
propelling vehicles, or derived from taxes, fees, excises, or
license taxes relating to any other transportation
infrastructure or transportation operation, shall be expended
for purposes other than as provided in subsections (b) and (c).
(b) Transportation funds may be expended for the following:
the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and
transportation, including statutory refunds and adjustments
provided in those laws; payment of highway obligations; costs
for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and
betterment of highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit,
intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of
transportation; and other statutory highway purposes.
Transportation funds may also be expended for the State or
local share of highway funds to match federal aid highway
funds, and expenses of grade separation of highways and
railroad crossings, including protection of at-grade highways
and railroad crossings, and, with respect to local governments,
other transportation purposes as authorized by law.
(c) The costs of administering laws related to vehicles and
transportation shall be limited to direct program expenses
related to the following: the enforcement of traffic, railroad,
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and motor carrier laws; the safety of highways, roads, streets,
bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or
airports; and the construction, reconstruction, improvement,
repair, maintenance, operation, and administration of
highways, under any related provisions of law or any purpose
related or incident to, including grade separation of highways
and railroad crossings. The limitations to the costs of
administering laws related to vehicles and transportation
under this subsection (c) shall also include direct program
expenses related to workers' compensation claims for death or
injury of employees of the State's transportation agency; the
acquisition of land and the erection of buildings for highway
purposes, including the acquisition of highway rights-of-way
or for investigations to determine the reasonable anticipated
future highway needs; and the making of surveys, plans,
specifications, and estimates for the construction and
maintenance of flight strips and highways. The expenses related
to the construction and maintenance of flight strips and
highways under this subsection (c) are for the purpose of
providing access to military and naval reservations,
defense-industries, defense-industry sites, and sources of raw
materials, including the replacement of existing highways and
highway connections shut off from general use at military and
naval reservations, defense-industries, and defense-industry
sites, or the purchase of rights-of-way.
(d) None of the revenues described in subsection (a) of
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this Section shall, by transfer, offset, or otherwise, be
diverted to any purpose other than those described in
subsections (b) and (c) of this Section.
(e) If the General Assembly appropriates funds for a mode
of transportation not described in this Section, the General
Assembly must provide for a dedicated source of funding.
(f) Federal funds may be spent for any purposes authorized
by federal law.
This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
Constitutional Amendment Act.".