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  83R3777 CJC-D
 
  By: Phillips H.J.R. No. 68
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue
  derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the
  state highway fund.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article VIII, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 7-e to read as follows:
         Sec. 7-e.  (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this
  section, the net revenue derived from the tax authorized by Chapter
  152, Tax Code, or its successor, and imposed on the sale of a motor
  vehicle sold in this state shall be deposited to the credit of the
  state highway fund and may be appropriated only:
               (1)  for a purpose authorized by Section 7-a, Article
  VIII, of this constitution; or
               (2)  to repay the principal and interest on general
  obligation bonds issued as authorized by Section 49-p, Article III,
  of this constitution.
         (b)  Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to any
  revenue described by that subsection that, under general law in
  effect on January 1, 2013, was required to be deposited to the
  credit of a fund outside the general revenue fund from which money
  could be appropriated only for a purpose that decreases the rates
  of, or reduces reliance on, ad valorem taxes imposed to fund public
  schools. To the extent general law continues to require the deposit
  of that revenue in that manner and limit the appropriation of that
  revenue to that purpose, the requirement and limitation prevail
  over Subsection (a) of this section.
         SECTION 2.  The following temporary provision is added to
  the Texas Constitution:
         TEMPORARY PROVISION.  (a) This temporary provision applies
  to the constitutional amendment proposed by the 83rd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2013, dedicating certain revenue derived from the
  tax imposed on the sale of a motor vehicle sold in this state to the
  state highway fund.
         (b)  The changes to Article VIII of this constitution made by
  the amendment take effect September 1, 2024.
         (c)  Beginning with the state fiscal year beginning on
  September 1, 2024, the legislature may not appropriate any revenue
  to which Section 7-e(a), Article VIII, of this constitution applies
  for any purpose other than a purpose described by Section 7-e(a),
  Article VIII, of this constitution.
         (d)  In each state fiscal year that begins on or after
  September 1, 2015, but before September 1, 2024, the legislature
  shall decrease in equal increments each year the amount of revenue
  to which Section 7-e(a), Article VIII, of this constitution applies
  that is appropriated for any purpose other than a purpose described
  by Section 7-e(a), Article VIII, of this constitution as necessary
  to comply with Subsection (c) of this temporary provision beginning
  September 1, 2024.
         (e)  This temporary provision expires September 1, 2025.
         SECTION 3.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2013.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment dedicating certain
  revenue derived from the tax imposed on a sale of a motor vehicle
  sold in this state to the state highway fund."