Ohio Rules of Court Procedure, Amendment 5 (May 1973)

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The Ohio Rules of Court Procedure Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the May 8, 1973 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the General Assembly to amend court practices and procedures set by the state Supreme Court.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 5 (May 1973)
Defeatedd No679,22353.94%
Yes 580,106 46.06%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The question appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall Section 5 of Article IV of the Ohio Constitution be amended to permit the general assembly to adopt, by concurrent resolution, amendments to the rules governing practice and procedure in all courts of the state, which rules have been prescribed by the Supreme Court?


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