Ohio Capital Improvements Bonds and Sales Tax, Issue 5 (1975)

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The Ohio Capital Improvements Bonds and Sales Tax Amendment, also known as Issue 5, appeared on the November 4, 1975 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have authorized capital improvements bonds funded by a sales and use tax increase.

Election results

Ohio Issue 5 (1975)
Defeatedd No2,219,09371.99%
Yes 487,326 18.01%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

To authorize the issuance of bonds and notes in the amount not to exceed two billion seven hundred fifty million dollars ($2,750,000,000), with the principal and interest to be paid by an additional levy of seven-tenths (7/10) of one (1) per cent sales and use tax commencing July 1, 1976, and from the general revenue fund, if such additional tax moneys are insufficient, for capital improvements for cities, villages, counties, and other subdivisions and for other capital improvements including energy facilities and heart and cancer facilities.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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