Ohio Civil Service Provisions, Referendum 1 (1939)

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The Ohio Civil Service Provisions Referendum, also known as Referendum 1, was on the November 7, 1939 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure rejected a bill that would have provided laws relating to civil service, certification, sick leave and layoffs in the classified service.[1][2]

Election results

Ohio Referendum 1 (1939)
Defeatedd No1,132,27964.10%
Yes 634,269 35.90%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[3]

Shall House Bill No. 14 amending sections 486-3, 486-5, 486-7, 486-11, 486-12, 486-14, 486-15, 486-16, 486-17, 486-23 and 486-30 of the General Code, to supplement section 486-16 by the enactment of supplemental section 486-16a and to re-enact section 486-18, relative to civil service commission, eligible lists, certification, sick leave and lay-offs in the classified service, passed by the General Assembly of Ohio, June 1, 1939, approved by the Governor, June 6, 1939, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State, June 7, 1939, be approved?


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