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Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Bond Question, Question 5 (2012)

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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Rhode Island Constitution
Referred by:Rhode Island General Assembly
Topic:Bond issues
Status:Approveda

The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Bond Question, also known as Question 5, was a legislatively-referred bond question on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Rhode Island, where it was approved.

The measure authorized the state government to issue bonds of no more than $12,000,000 to finance wastewater infrastructure projects and eight million dollars $8,000,000 to finance drinking water infrastructure projects.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Rhode Island Question 5 (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 289,330 73.9%
No102,09726.1%

Results via: The Rhode Island State Board of Elections.

Text of measure

Ballot language

The ballot language that voters saw on the ballot reads:[1]

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) to be leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants to finance wastewater infrastructure projects and eight million dollars ($8,000,000) to be leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants to finance drinking water infrastructure projects.[2]

Support

No formal campaign in favor of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.

Opposition

No formal campaign in opposition of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.

Path to the ballot

The measure was a legislative referral, meaning that the proposal was sent to the ballot via the Rhode Island Legislature during the 2012 state legislative session.

See also

External links

References

  1. Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Voter Handbook - 2012," accessed September 11, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.