The Ohio Liquor Transportation Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited 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.
This measure was the first indirect initiated state statute to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.
| Ohio Initiative 1 (1913)|
|Yes|| 360,534|| 44.20%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
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.
Path to the ballot
- The measure was purposed by the Anti-Saloon League.
- The measure was originally sent 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.
- The measure was placed on the ballot by supplementary petition of the Anti-Saloon League after the Legislature failed to act.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ohio Secretary of State, "Annual Report of the Secretary of State, 1913," accessed February 3, 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Bryan Times, "Sheaf of Six Ballots for Each Bryan Voter Next Tuesday," October 31, 1913
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission, "Ohio Initiated Statutes - 1913-2012," accessed February 3, 2015
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.