The Ohio Sales Tax Increase to Fund High-Speed Rail Amendment
, also known as Issue 2
, appeared on the November 2, 1982 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
This amendment would have instated a 1% sales tax increase to fund the design and construction of high-speed railways.
| Ohio Issue 2 (1982)|
|Yes|| 708,605|| 22.64%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt Section 14 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio
This proposed amendment would:
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.
- Authorize the Ohio Rail Transportation Authority to design, construct, and operate a high-speed intercity transportation system along three specified corridors in the state, and levy an additional 1% sales and use tax to be used for the design and construction of the system;
- Require the authority to adopt a plan for the system by June 1, 1984, and allow the authority to provide transportation services from locations anywhere within the state to the high-speed corridors;
- Require a vote on the continuation of the addition 1% sales and use taxes two years after the system is completed, but not later than the year 2000;
- Prohibit the Authority from borrowing money or creating any debt.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?