Maine Water Pollution and Environmental Health Deficiencies, Question 7 (1996)

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The Maine Water Pollution and Environmental Health Deficiencies Bond Issue, also known as Question 7, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $10 million in bonds to construction water pollution control facilities and to address environmental health deficiencies in drinking water supplies. Specifically, $8 million was under the direction of the Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of water pollution control facilities to provide the state match for $10 million in federal funds and $2 million was under the direction of the Department of Human Services to address environmental health deficiencies in drinking water supplies.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 7 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 360,888 63.29%
No209,30036.71%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

Maine 1996 sample ballot for statewide measures

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

QUESTION 7: BOND ISSUE

Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: (1) $8,000,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $10,000,000 in federal funds; and (2) $2,000,000 to address environmental health deficiencies in drinking water supplies?

Total Estimated Debt Service of $12,942,500, of which Principal is $10,000,000, Estimated Interest at 5.35% over 10 years is $2,942,500. [3]

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