Synopsis As Introduced Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Adds a new Section concerning highway funds. Provides that no moneys derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes, relating to registration, titles, operation, or use of vehicles or public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or airports, or motor fuels, including bond proceeds, shall be expended for other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of transportation, and other statutory highway purposes, including the State or local share to match federal aid highway funds. Limits the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation to direct program expenses of the Secretary of State, the State Police, and the Department of Transportation related to the enforcement of traffic laws and safety. Provides that the revenues described herein shall not be diverted to any other purpose. Provides that any additional modes of transportation proposed for State funding shall have dedicated sources of funding. Provides that federal funds may be spent for any purposes authorized by federal law. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the heading. Reinserts the provisions of the House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment as introduced, and makes changes. Modifies the list of subject matter for direct program expenses to which the costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation shall be limited, and removes the Secretary of State, the Department of State Police, and the Department of Transportation, or their successor agencies, from the relevant provisions. Provides that if the General Assembly appropriates funds for a mode of transportation not described, the General Assembly must provide for a dedicated source of funding. Changes all references of "public highways" to "highways". Makes formatting changes.