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HR 0164 - Dedication of Trust Funds (Constitutional Amendment)
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Jay Powell (R)
Last Action: 3/25/2019 - Senate - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
House Committee: Ways and Means
Senate Committee: Appropriations
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This proposed constitutional amendment authorizes the General Assembly to establish, by statute, true and dedicated trust funds whereby fees collected for a specific purpose must actually go to that purpose rather than be redirected to the state's General fund. 

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed HR 164 by committee substitute and only included the option to dedicate the fees from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund (HWTF) and the Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF).

This issue has been an ACCG Legislative Priority for 10+ years. As you’ll see from the documents found here, for the past 10 years, 65% of the HWTF fees have been redirected to the general fund and 69% of the SWTF fees have been redirected to the General Fund.  

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