Rhode Island Question 1, State Police Headquarters Facility and State Municipal Fire Academy Bonds (2002)

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Rhode Island Question 1, also known as State Police Headquarters Facility and State Municipal Fire Academy Bonds ($55,000,000), was on the November 5, 2002 election ballot in Rhode Island. It passed, with 59.8% of voters in favor.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

PURPOSE: What will the State Police Headquarters Facility and State Municipal Fire Academy Bonds do?

Approval and issuance of these bonds will provide funds for the State support of the construction of the new State Municipal Fire Academy and the construction of the new State Police Headquarters Facility. The new State Municipal Fire Academy will serve the citizens of the State of Rhode Island in a modern facility dedicated to fire protection and prevention. The new State Police Headquarters Facility will serve the citizens of the State of Rhode Island in a modern facility in an area more centrally located when compared to the current headquarters in North Scituate, built in 1794. The facility will serve the centralized dispatch functions for the State Police and provide a more unified service delivery for the command staff, business office, communications center, traffic personnel, detectives, support staff and technology center. The new facility will centralize records, secure evidence, expand technology, and provide a public service center. In addition, funds may be used to upgrade the State's automated Fingerprint Identification System. Neither the location of the new State Police Headquarters Facility nor the location of the new State Municipal Fire Academy has yet been determined.

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL BE BORROWED? $55,000,000

EXPLANATION: How will the money be spent?

$6,400,000 will be used to support the construction of the State Municipal Fire Academy. $48,600,000 will be used to support the construction of the new State Police Headquarters Facility and to upgrade the State's automated Fingerprint Identification System.

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