The amendment would guarantee that California abides by Proposition 42, which voters passed in 2002. That measure allocated state gas tax revenues to road repairs and public transportation. Republicans say, starting in 2010, some of the money began to be diverted to the state’s General Fund.
Republican Senate Leader Bob Huff says California’s roads need nearly $60 billion worth of maintenance and that 90 percent of counties have street pavement ratings of "at risk" or "poor."
If the Legislature passes the amendment it will be placed on the November, 2016 ballot.