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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR9 1961 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1963 Utah Constitution here.

Enacts article 13 section 13


The proceeds from the imposition of any license tax, registration fee, driver education tax, or other charge related to the operation of any motor vehicle upon any public highway in this state, and the proceeds from the imposition of any excise tax on gasoline or other liquid motor fuels used for propelling such vehicle, except for statutory refunds and adjustments allowed thereunder and for costs of collection and administration, shall be used exclusively for highway purposes as follows:

(1) The construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of city streets, county roads, and state highways, including but not restricted to payment for property taken for or damaged by right of way, and for administrative costs necessarily incurred for said purposes.

(2) The administration of a driver education program.

(3) The enforcement of state motor vehicle and traffic laws.

(4) Tourists and publicity expense in any single biennium not in excess of the lesser of the following: (a) .5 percent of the total biennial revenues from motor fuel taxes, or (b) an amount equal to the 1959-1961 biennium.