Ohio Liquor Transportation, Proposed Law 1 (1913)

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The Ohio Liquor Transportation Law, also known as Proposed Law 1, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. This proposed law sought to prohibit the transportation of liquor into areas where sales are prohibited. It was targeted at stopping brewers and wholesalers who were legally bring liquor into dry counties, and would have allowed a small quantity of liquor to be carried in by individuals.[1][2]

This measure was the first indirect initiated state statute to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.

Election results

Ohio Proposed Law 1 (1913)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No455,09955.80%
Yes 360,534 44.20%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State (1913)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

HOUSE BILL NO 3

To Prohibit the Shipment, Conveyance or Receiving of Intoxicating Liquors Into Territory in which the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors as a Beverage is Prohibited.[2][3]

Note: The proposed law was technically on a separate part of the ballot from the rest of the measures.

Path to the ballot

  • The measure was purposed by the Anti-Saloon League.
  • The measure was originally send to the Ohio General Assembly by petition, where it was taken up in regular session beginning on January 6, 1913. However, the bill was defeated.[4]
  • The measure was placed on the ballot by supplementary petition of the Anti-Saloon League after the Legislature failed to act.[1]

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