New Jersey Question 2
, whose official ballot title
was Dedication of 4% of Corporation Tax Revenue for Hazardous Discharge Clean-Ups, Underground Storage Tank Upgrades and Clean-ups and the Preservation of Water Quality
, was on the November 5, 1996
election ballot in New Jersey
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
| New Jersey Question 2 (1996)|
| Yes|| 1,496,025|| 69.98%|
Text of measure
The question on the ballot was:
|| Shall the amendment to Article VIII, Section II, of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, agreed to by the legislature, to provide that an amount equivalent to 4% of the revenue annually derived from the imposition of the Corporation Business Tax, or any other State law of similar effect, be deposited in a special account, which could be appropriated by the legislature only for the following purposes and in the following manner: a minimum of one-half for funding the costs incurred by the State relating to hazardous discharge remediations; a minimum of one-third, dedicated until December 31, 2008, for funding or financing loans and grants for underground storage tank upgrades, replacements, closures, and remediations; and a minimum of one-sixth, or a minimum of $5 million, whichever is less, for funding costs related to water quality monitoring, watershed planning, and nonpoint source water pollution prevention, be approved?