Rhode Island Newport Veterans' Home Bond Question, Question 4 (2012)

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

The Rhode Island Veterans' Home Bond Question, also known as Question 4, 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 $94,000,000 for the construction of a new Veterans’ Home and renovations to existing facilities.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Rhode Island Question 4 (2012)
Approveda Yes 304,287 77.3%

Results via: The Rhode Island State Board of Elections.

Text of measure

Ballot language

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

Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed ninety-four million dollars ($94,000,000) for the construction of a new Veterans’ Home and renovations to existing facilities. Any funding amount from federal sources received for these purposes will be used to reduce the amount of borrowed funds[2]


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


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


  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.