The Ohio Property Classification Amendment
, also known as Issue 1
, appeared on the November 4, 1980 ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved
This amendment authorizes the Ohio General Assembly
to classify real property for tax purposes.
| Ohio Issue 1 (1980)|
| Yes|| 1,973,344|| 52.98%|
Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To enact Section 2a of Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio relative to classification of real property for the purpose of taxation.
This proposed amendment gives the general assembly authority to pass laws for the following purposes:
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.
- To create two different classes of land for taxation:
(a) residential and agricultural land and improvements;
(b) all other land and improvements
- To adjust each voted tax in both classes so that the revenue produced by each class is no greater than the revenue produced by the class in the preceding year.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1980 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "A History of Statewide Issue Votes in Ohio," accessed July 31, 2013
- ↑ The Daily Sentinel, "Ballot Language, Explanations, Arguments, and Resolutions for Amendments to the Ohio Constitution Proposed by the general Assembly and a Law Proposed by Initiative Petition to be Submitted to the Voters at the General Election, November 4, 1980," October 28, 1980