Ohio Adult Entertainment Referendum (2008)
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The Ohio Adult Entertainment Referendum was a citizen-initiated referendum that sought to nullify Ohio Senate Bill 16, the so-called "Stripper Law", that took effect on September 4, 2007. This referendum was originally proposed in 2007, but was disqualified due to insufficient signatures. It was once again being considered by the Ballot Board for the 2008 election on November 4, but did not qualify.
Senate Bill 16 requires most adult businesses to close their doors between midnight and 6 a.m., and would have banned all contact between staff and customers by imposing the "6 foot rule." Those who violate the rule could be found guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor.
Citizens for Community Standards and Dancers for Democracy are the two groups sponsoring the referendum.
Citizens for Community Values
- Ohio Ballot Issue 1 (2007)
- List of Ohio ballot measures
- Ohio 2008 ballot measures
- Ohio signature requirements
- Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Ohio
- Laws governing the initiative process in Ohio
- Ballot Language for this Referendum from the Secretary of State's office
- Full Referendum Text
- Senate Bill 16
- Vote No on Issue One
- Vote Yes on Issue One
- Citizens for Community Values
- Attorney General certification
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