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New Jersey Bonds to Dredge the Kill Von Kull, Question 1 (1996)

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An aerial view of the Kill Van Kull
New Jersey Question 1, whose official ballot title was the Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996, was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in New Jersey, where it was approved.

Election results

New Jersey Question 1 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,490,998 68.61%
No682,06631.39%

Text of measures

The question on the ballot was:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the "Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996," which authorizes the state to issue bonds in the amount of $300,000,000 for the purposes of financing, in whole or in part, the costs of: constructing subaqueous pits and a containment facility or facilities for the disposal of materials dredged from the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; projects related to the decontamination of dredged material; dredging the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; dredging navigation channels not located in the New Jersey/New York port region; remediating hazardous discharge sites; and constructing water supply facilities to replace contaminated water supplies; the restoration of lakes; and economic development sites in the Delaware River and Bay Region; and which provides the ways and means to pay the interest on the debt and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof, be approved?

The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey. The name "kill" comes from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel." The Arthur Kill is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island, New York from mainland New Jersey. Arthur Kill is also known as Staten Island Sound.

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