Ohio Rail Transportation Services, Amendment 2 (June 1976)

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The Ohio Rail Transportation Services Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, appeared on the was on the June 8, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided state and local funds for the construction of rail transportation services.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1976)
Defeatedd No953,32255.14%
Yes 775,697 44.86%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt section 14 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution

To authorize the state, local governments, and regional transportation authorities to lend their aid and credit to federal corporations such as Amtrak and Conrail, and to an agency of the state to provide rail transportation service within the state.
The general assembly is authorized to provide property tax reductions for property used to provide rail transportation service and to reimburse local governments for the revenue lost as a result of such tax reduction.
Tax monies may not be used for the repayment of any debt incurred for these purposes.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[5]

Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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