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Nevada Conservation Bond, Question 1 (2002)

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The Nevada Conservation Bond Question, also known as Question 1, was a bond issue on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 1 (Conservation Bond)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 291,262 59.27%
No200,14340.73%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the State of Nevada be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $200 million in order to preserve water quality; protect open space, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and wildlife habitat; and restore and improve parks, recreational areas, and historic and cultural resources?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
If this proposal is approved, the State of Nevada would be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount of not more than $200 million to protect, preserve, and obtain the benefits of the property and natural resources of this state. Of the total bond issue, funding allocations would be made as follows:
1. $27 million to Nevada's Division of State Parks for property acquisition or capital improvements and renovations;
2. $27.5 million to Nevada's Division of Wildlife for property acquisition, facility development and renovation, or wildlife habitat improvements;
3. $25 million to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve in Clark County for planning and developing the preserve, providing wildlife habitat, and constructing support facilities;
4. $10 million to Clark County for development of a regional wetlands park at the Las Vegas Wash;
5. $35 million to Nevada's Department of Cultural Affairs to establish a museum at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve;
6. $10 million to Washoe County for enhancement and restoration of the Truckee River corridor; and
7. $65.5 million to Nevada's Division of State Lands to provide grants for state agencies, local governments, or qualifying private nonprofit organizations for various programs including recreational trails, urban parks, habitat conservation, open spaces, and general natural resource protection projects.[1]

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