[Vance] Smith, chair of the House Transportation Committee, authored a resolution, SR 845, which calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Georgia counties to join together and implement a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) on a regional basis to help relieve traffic congestion or make other road and bridge improvements, if a majority of voters in those counties approve such a tax levy.
The Senate approved SR 845 by a 51-4 vote Feb. 20. The House approved an amended version by 136-35 on Thursday. There are differences in the versions and a Transportation Conference Committee, consisting of three members of the House and three from the Senate, will attempt to iron them out. If that is done, the measure will still require a majority approval by Georgia voters in the November general election.
I don’t have a problem with it because it will be voted on by the people, but I don’t think I’ll vote for it.