Ohio Municipal Bonds Tax Exemption, Proposed Amendment 3 (1913)
The Ohio Municipal Bonds Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 3, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. This amendment sought to modify Article XII of the Ohio Constitution to provide tax exemption for city, village, hamlet, township, road district, and school bonds.
|Ohio Proposed Amendment 3 (1913)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“|| ARTICLE XII, SECTION 12
Exemption from Taxation of State of Ohio City, Village, Hamlet, County, Township, Road District and School Bonds
Path to the ballot
- One of the amendments approved from the 1912 Constitutional Convention related to taxation of public bonds. Bond sellers fought back against this, and local governments began having difficulty issuing bonds. The state legislature sought to correct the issue with this amendment.
- Historical Ohio Ballot Measure Election Results
- Sample Ballot (in The Bryan Times, October 31, 1913)
- Annual Report of the Secretary of State (Ohio, 1913)
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors, (updated 1/24/13)"
- Chas H. Graves "Annual Report of the Secretary of State (1913)," P. 303-306
- The Bryan Times, "Sheaf of Six Ballots for Each Bryan Voter Next Tuesday," October 31, 1913