The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has joined the Committee to Protect Marylander's Transportation Trust Fund which seeks to educate Maryland voters about the need to protect transportation dollars.
In the General Election in November there will be a referendum question on the ballot concerning transportation funding. If approved by voters, Ballot Question 1 will add language to the Maryland State Constitution prohibiting the diversion of money from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) unless a fiscal emergency is declared by the Governor. In addition, a super majority (three-fifths) of the Maryland House and Senate would have to approve the diversion.
We are asking you to Vote YES on Question 1
To read more about this important ballot measure go to: http://voteformd1.com/
Full Text of the Proposed Constitutional Amendment (Question 1):
As it will appear on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot in Maryland.
Question 1 – VOTE YES
Constitutional Amendment (Ch. 422 of the 2013 Legislative Session)
Transportation Trust Fund – Use of Funds
(Amending Article III by adding Section 53 to the Maryland Constitution)
- Limits the use of Transportation Trust Funds to the payment of principal and interest on transportation bonds and for constructing and maintaining an adequate highway system or any other transportation-related purpose. Also prohibits the transfer of Transportation Trust Funds into the General Fund or a special fund of the State, except for: (1) an allocation or use of highway user revenues for local governments or (2) a transfer of funds to the Maryland Transportation Authority or the Maryland Transportation Authority Fund. Transportation Trust Funds may be used for non-transportation related purposes or transferred to the general fund or a special fund only if the Governor declares a fiscal emergency and the General Assembly approves legislation, by a three-fifths vote of both houses, concurring with the use or transfer of the funds.
Vote November 4th: YES! FOR the Constitutional Amendment