Ohio Constitutional amendments, statutes and referenda proposed by petition since 1950

Year Type Topic Outcome
2009 Constitutional
Amendment
Casino gambling Passed
2008 Referendum Payday lending Failed
2008 Constitutional
Amendment
Casino gambling Failed
2006 Constitutional
Amendment
Minimum wage Passed
2006 Constitutional
Amendment
Casino gambling Failed
2006 Constitutional
Amendment
Pro-smoking measure Failed
2006 Statutory
Initiative
Prohibit smoking in places of employment and most public places Passed
2005 Constitutional
Amendment
Vote by mail Failed
2005 Constitutional
Amendment
Contribution limits Failed
2005 Constitutional
Amendment
Legislative redistricting Failed
2005 Constitutional
Amendment
Election administration Failed
2004 Constitutional
Amendment
Defining the word 'marriage' Passed
2002 Constitutional
Amendment
Drug treatment and incarceration Failed
1998 Statutory
Initiative
To prohibit the hunting or taking of mourning doves Failed
1997 Referendum Repeal changes in workers compensation laws Repealed
1996 Constitutional
Amendment
Authorize the establishment of river boat casino gambling in Ohio Failed
1994 Constitutional
Amendment
Prohibit taxes on the sale or purchase of food for human consumption off the premises where sold Passed
1992 Statutory
Initiative
Require businesses to provide labels or warnings in the use or release of toxic chemical substances Failed
1992 Constitutional
Amendment
Limit successive terms of office for U.S. Senator from Ohio to two terms and U.S. Representative from Ohio to four terms Passed
1992 Constitutional
Amendment
Limit successive terms of office for State Senator from Ohio to two terms and State Representative to four terms Passed
1992 Constitutional
Amendment
Limit successive terms of office for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Attorney General, and Auditor of State to two terms Passed
1990 Constitutional
Amendment
Authorize the license of a casino resort hotel. The City of Lorain would serve as a pilot program for potential statewide or county-by-county gaming ordinances. Taxes would be levied on the revenues. Failed
1987 Constitutional
Amendment
Change the way Ohio selects its Supreme Court and Appeals Court judges by abolishing the direct election method and replacing it with an appointment system. Failed
1983 Constitutional
Amendment
Repeal all taxes passed since 1982. Failed
1983 Constitutional
Amendment
Require a 3/5 majority of the General Assembly to raise taxes. Failed
1983 Constitutional
Amendment
Raise the minimum age to 21 years for the consumption of beer. Failed
1982 Constitutional
Amendment
Direct election of Public Utility Commissioners Failed
1981 Constitutional
Amendment
Abolish the present methods of establishing general assembly and congressional districts, to create the commission for reapportionment and redistricting, and to require the commission to approve the plan which is most compact. Failed
1981 Constitutional
Amendment
Authorize the sale of workers compensation insurance coverage by private insurance companies Failed
1980 Statutory
Initiative
Restructure state taxes on personal income, real estate, corporations, and personal property. Failed
1979 Statutory
Initiative
Provide mandatory deposits on all bottles and prohibit the sale of beverages in metal cans that have detachable pull-tabs Failed
1977 Constitutional
Amendment
Prohibit the use of leg hold traps or any trapping device causing prolonged suffering. Failed
1977 Constitutional
Amendment
Provide that a person is entitled to vote if he or she has been registered for 30 days. Passed
1976 Constitutional
Amendment
Simplify the procedures for initiative and referendum. Failed
1976 Constitutional
Amendment
Establish procedures for legislative hearings and approval of safety features of nuclear power plants and related facilities. Failed
1976 Constitutional
Amendment
Provide for representation of residential utility consumers in regulatory actions affecting their interests. Failed
1976 Constitutional
Amendment
Limit the rates which may be charged to residential consumers for fixed amounts of gas and electricity. Failed
1975 Constitutional
Amendment
Authorize the issuance of bonds and notes, not to exceed $2.75 billion for capital improvements for cities, villages, counties and other subdivisions and for other capital improvements including energy facilities and heart and cancer facilities. Failed
1975 Constitutional
Amendment
Relative to the authority of the state, municipal corporations, and counties to provide assistance with respect to housing and nursing, extended care and other health facilities. Failed
1975 Constitutional
Amendment
Authorize the issuance of bonds and notes, not to exceed $1.75 billion to be paid from an additional levy of 9/10 of 1 cent per gallon of gasoline tax, for the development, restoration, and upgrading of highways and other transportation facilities. Failed
1975 Constitutional
Amendment
Create and preserve jobs by the authorization of tax incentives to industrial plants. Failed
1972 Constitutional
Amendment
Conditions for prohibition upon the levy of a tax on income, except a municipal income tax, or increasing the rates thereof, without the approval of a majority of the voting electors. Failed
1965 Statutory
Initiative
Amend the school foundation program and increase taxes to support it. Failed
1962 Constitutional
Amendment
Limit the power of the state to forbid the sale of certain goods and services on Sunday. Failed
1958 Constitutional
Amendment
Forbid labor contract which establish union membership as a condition for continuing employment (right-to-work) Failed
1955 Statutory
Initiative
Increase unemployment compensation Failed