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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/01/2017 09:25 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/01/2017 09:25 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Backing Gas Tax Repeal Measure

Sacramento, CA...The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today (31) it is backing a ballot measure that will repeal $5.2 billion in annual gas and car tax increases that take effect November 1st, and requires that future increases be approved by voters. The measure, Voter Approval for Increases in the Gas and Car Tax, has been filed with the Attorney General (17-0033) and HJTA will be working on its qualification for the November 2018 statewide ballot.




“The latest increase in gas and car taxes is part of state government’s ongoing war against working people and middle-class taxpayers that will cost $600 a year for an average California family,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal. “The Sacramento politicians have seized on every opportunity to divert gas tax revenues from their intended purpose, fixing roads. As the roads predictably deteriorate, they plead poverty and justify digging deeper into taxpayers’ pockets,” added Coupal.

The proposed constitutional amendment is simply written. If approved by voters, the tax increases that take effect this week would be repealed next year and could not be reinstated in the future without an additional vote of the people. “The politicians have proven themselves to be untrustworthy in dealing with the car and gas tax,” Coupal said. “The solution is to give voters the final say.”

The full text of Voter Approval for Increases in the Gas and Car Tax follows:

INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS

SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS AND PURPOSES (a) California’s taxes on gasoline and car ownership are among the highest in the nation. (b) These taxes have been raised without the consent of the people. (c) Therefore, the people hereby amend the Constitution to require voter approval of the recent increase in the gas and car tax enacted by Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 and any future increases in the gas and car tax.

SECTION 2. VOTER APPROVAL FOR INCREASES IN GAS AND CAR TAX

Section 3.5 of Article XIII A of the California Constitution is added to read: Sec. 3.5(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Legislature shall not impose, increase or extend any tax, as defined in section 3, on the sale, storage, use or consumption of motor vehicle gasoline or diesel fuel, or on the privilege of a resident of California to operate on the public highways a vehicle, or trailer coach, unless and until that proposed tax is submitted to the electorate and approved by a majority vote. (b) This section does not apply to taxes on motor vehicle gasoline or diesel fuel, or on the privilege of operating a vehicle or trailer coach at the rates that were in effect on January 1, 2017. Any increase in the rate of such taxes imposed after January 1, 2017 shall cease to be imposed unless and until approved by the electorate as required by this section.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-02 06:52:01   By: Anonymous
 
I am keeping my fuel receipts.


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    Re: Get What You Ask For
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 11:45:13   By: Anonymous
     
    What else do you expect from Greedy Liberal Democrats legislating California?
    Raising the Taxes on the middle class and poor till they bleed and drop their standard of living.
    None of us will see any benefit from this money grubbing Democrat tax hike.

    Keep voting Tax and Spend Democrats to run California and expect more of this.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-02 06:52:50   By: Anonymous
 
Let's hope that major trucking companies boycott California.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 10:24:33   By: Anonymous
     
    I hope not, truckers are the movers for everything we need. Of course our Governor will just but whatever he needs on our bill.
    The fuel hike is for transportation, like fixing roads and all his other bullchit he fed us, but just watch how much of this tax Jerry will put towards his Bullet Train instead. We won't see any of it, unless Cal Trans wants to rip out the sidewalk AGAIN at Hwy4 and Big Trees road in Murphys. What the heck, 3 times would be about right.

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Murphys gas station gouging but that's nothing new
Posted on: 2017-11-02 07:30:59   By: Anonymous
 
Notice that the two Murphys gas stations are gouging us all. 30 cent gas hikes by them, but when I was traveling yesterday, every towns prices were a minimum 25 cents cheaper then here. Those are the people we should be boycotting.

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    Re: Murphys gas station gouging but that's nothing new
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 07:36:38   By: Anonymous
     
    They may be paying higher prices because they are here

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    Re: Murphys gas station gouging but that's nothing new
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 10:19:08   By: Anonymous
     
    Diesel is 50 cents a gallon cheaper in San Andreas, I haven't been up to Arnold yet, but it's always cheaper up there too. Them folks in Murphys like taking it to you, because they can, and you'll buy it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-11-02 08:35:23   By: Anonymous
 
Sh!t. Good luck with that. These clowns repealing a legally passed tax hike? They can't even get rid of the illegal fire 'fee" collected by the state's premier tax collection agency. If you don't pay the '
"fee", they seize your property for non payment of taxes. What a joke tbis state has become.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 19:17:30   By: Anonymous
     
    If Howard Jarvis moves as quick with the "Gas Tax" as they did on the "Fire Tax" then brother, we're all in trouble.

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Is the State Legislature Doing Its Job?
Posted on: 2017-11-02 09:06:41   By: Anonymous
 
Good idea to keep all gas purchase receipts in case we can apply for reimbursement should the initiative pass.

Sadly, this is a tax that will hurt those least able to afford it: those driving older less gas efficient cars; those reliant on public transportation; small businesses like gardeners.

Everyone who uses services like UPS or Fed Ex will most likely get to pay more for deliveries. Prices on goods delivered by trucking companies will need to increase to cover the extra expense.

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    Re: Is the State Legislature Doing Its Job?
    Posted on: 2017-11-02 14:17:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Tar and feather Gov. Moonbeam

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      Re: Is the State Legislature Doing Its Job?
      Posted on: 2017-11-02 19:18:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Bring back Ronstat.

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    Re: Is the State Legislature Doing Its Job?
    Posted on: 2017-11-03 05:21:47   By: lmartin
     
    Oh folk quit your bitching. You all realize that our county has a state of the art transit system (Calaveras Transit). It is a perfect example of wasteful spending. Maybe this raise in fuel taxes will force us to queue up at the bus stops and go on our appointed rounds. The lonely driver would appreciate that.
    Keep voting the (D) and you can expect some more BOHICA
    Les (aka skidmark to the libs)

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    Re: Is the State Legislature Doing Its Job?
    Posted on: 2017-11-04 06:43:47   By: Anonymous
     
    "Everyone who uses services like UPS or Fed Ex" or buys food, clothing, anything made in China and well golly anyone who buys anything delivered with an engine.

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