The Ohio Small Legislature Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 5, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. This amendment sought to modify Sections 1 to 5 of Article XI of the Ohio Constitution to reduce the size of the Ohio General Assembly. Specifically, it would have reduce the Senate from 33 members to 22 and the House of Representatives from 123 members to 50.
The measure was the first initiated constitutional amendment to be placed on the Ohio statewide ballot.
| Ohio Proposed Amendment 5 (1913)|
|Yes|| 240,237|| 36.49%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| ARTICLE XI, SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5
- The amendment was proposed by liquor interests.
- The amendment was opposed by the Anti-Saloon League.