Extending sewage project debt exclusion from debt limit

What you will see on the ballot:

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to remove from their constitutional debt limits debt for the construction of sewage facilities. 

Proposal Summary:

The Constitution limits the debt counties, cities, towns and villages can incur. This debt limit does not include debt for sewage treatment and disposal construction projects. The sewer debt exception expires on January 1, 2024. This amendment extends the sewer debt exception for ten more years until January 1, 2034.

The proposed amendment does this by changing section 5 of article 8 of the Constitution.

If this Proposal Passes:

The exclusion of the costs of the treatment and disposal of sewage from the amount of debt the Constitution allows counties, cities, towns and villages to incur would continue for 10 more years.

Public Solicitation for Comment

From August 25 through September 13, the Campaign Finance Board ("CFB") solicited the public for statements supporting and opposing the passage of each ballot proposal. The CFB solicited statements through the NYC Votes website, community outreach, and social media. No responses were received.

Key Dates

  • Early Voting

    Sat, June 15, 2024 - Sun, June 23, 2024
  • Early mail/absentee ballot and voter registration form request deadline

    Sat, June 15, 2024
  • Voter registration application deadline

    Sat, June 15, 2024
  • Early mail/absentee ballot request deadline (in-person)

    Mon, June 24, 2024