The Ohio Election of Members of the Public Utilities Commission Amendment
, also known as Issue 1
, appeared on the November 2, 1982 ballot
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
This amendment would have provided for the election of members of the state Public Utilities Commission.
| Ohio Issue 3 (1982)|
|Yes|| 1,053,274|| 32.62%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt Article XIX of the Constitution of the State of Ohio
This amendment would:
If adopted, this amendment shall take effect on December 2, 1982.
- Change the system of selecting members of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio so that they would be elected on a nonpartisan basis rather than appointed by the governor, and that candidates for the office receive a form of public financing for their campaigns;
- Give the commission the authority to supervise and regulate every public utility (except municipally owned utilities), railroads, and other transportation for hire within the state as may be provided by law;
- Provide for one commissioner to be elected chairman by majority vote of commission members and grant to the chairman sole authority over the appointment, removal, and compensation of commission employees, including special service contracts.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?