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Attorney General's Opinion Letter 96-2004

Topics:

Initiative petition.
Initiatives.

Summary conclusion

Review and approval of legal content and form of a fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning a constitutional initiative petition proposal relating to highways and transportation (version 2).

Contents of letter

March 4, 2004

The Honorable Claire C. McCaskill
Missouri State Auditor
224 State Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Dear Auditor McCaskill:

 By letter dated February 24, 2004, you have submitted a fiscal note and fiscal note summary prepared pursuant to Section 116.175, RSMo, concerning the initiative petition proposal to amend various provisions of the Constitution of Missouri relating to highways and transportation (version 2). The fiscal note summary which you submitted is as follows:

The constitutional amendment has a zero net fiscal impact. The amendment increases funding for the Department of Transportation to be used for transportation purposes only and limits the use of highway user fee revenues by other state agencies. The indirect fiscal impact on state and local governments, if any, is unknown.

 Pursuant to Section 116.175, we approve the legal content and form of the fiscal note summary. Since our review of the fiscal note summary is mandated by statute, no action we take with respect to such review should be construed as an endorsement of the petition or as the expression of any view regarding the objectives of its proponents.

Sincerely,
Jay Nixon's signature
JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON
Attorney General

 
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