New Jersey Question 1
An aerial view of the Kill Van Kull
, whose official ballot title
was the Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996
, was on the November 5, 1996
election ballot in New Jersey
, where it was approved.
| New Jersey Question 1 (1996)|
| Yes|| 1,490,998|| 68.61%|
Text of measures
The question on the ballot was:
|| Shall the "Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996", which authorizes the state to issue bonds in the amount of $300,000,000 for the purposes of financing, in whole or in part, the costs of: constructing subaqueous pits and a containment facility or facilities for the disposal of materials dredged from the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; projects related to the decontamination of dredged material; dredging the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; dredging navigation channels not located in the New Jersey/New York port region; remediating hazardous discharge sites; and constructing water supply facilities to replace contaminated water supplies; the restoration of lakes; and economic development sites in the Delaware River and Bay Region; and which provides the ways and means to pay the interest on the debt and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof, be approved?
The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey. The name "kill" comes from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel." The Arthur Kill is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island, New York from mainland New Jersey. Arthur Kill is also known as Staten Island Sound.