USE OF CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED HIGHWAY TRUST FUND MONEY TO PAY TORT CLAIMS

TWENTY-EIGHT STATES HAVE PASSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROHIBITING THE DIVERSION OF HIGHWAY FUNDS FOR OTHER THAN HIGHWAY PURPOSES. IN TWO CASES--- ONE IN 1930, THE OTHER IN 1959---STATE COURTS HAVE HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL THE USE OF HIGHWAY FUNDS TO PAY TORT CLAIMS. THESE TWO DECISIONS ARE REVIEWED, AND OTHER MATERIAL BEARING ON THE ISSUE IS EXAMINED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RENDERING AN OPINION AS TO WHETHER HIGHWAY FUNDS SHOULD BE USED FOR SETTLEMENT OF TORT CLAIMS.

  • Authors:
    • Lindas, L I
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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  • Accession Number: 00238952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM