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Ohio Higher Education Amendment, Issue 3 (1994)

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The Ohio Higher Education Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment allows the state to maintain a program for the sale of tuition credits to encourage enrollment in higher education.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1994)
Approveda Yes 1,816,087 60.39%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To amend Article IV of the Ohio Constitution by the addition of Section 6

To increase opportunities to the residents of the State of Ohio for higher education and to encourage Ohio families to save ahead to better afford higher education, this amendment will:

  1. Allow the state to maintain a program for the sale of tuition credits whereby the proceeds of such credits purchased for the benefit of state residents are guaranteed by the state to cover a specified amount when applied to the cost of tuition at any state institution of higher education and the same or a different amount when applied to the cost of tuition at any other higher education institution as may be provided by law.
  2. To require that tuition credits paid from the tuition credits program and the Ohio tuition trust fund be supported by the full faith and credit of the state of Ohio and require the passage of laws for the conduct of the tuition credits program consistent with this amendment.
  3. Require the General Assembly to appropriate money to offset any deficiency in the Ohio tuition trust fund to guarantee the payment of the full amount of any tuition payment or refund required by a tuition payment contract, and allow a majority of the members of each house of the General Assembly to appropriate funds for the payment of any tuition payment contract previously entered into.
  4. Require that all Ohio tuition trust fund assets be used for the purpose of the fund, and if the fund is liquidated, require that any remaining assets be transferred to the general revenue fund of the state.

If adopted, this amendment will be effective immediately.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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