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Ohio Victims' Rights Amendment, Issue 2 (1994)

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The Ohio Victims' Rights Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment provides that victims of crimes be given reasonable and appropriate notice, information, access, and protection and a meaningful role in the criminal justice process.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,447,260 77.64%
No704,65022.36%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To amend Article I of the Ohio Constitution by the addition of Section 10a

To afford victims of criminal offenses constitutional rights, this amendment will:

  1. Require that victims of crime be accorded fairness, dignity and respect in the criminal justice system.
  2. As provided by law, require that victims of crime be given reasonable and appropriate notice, information, access, and protection and a meaningful role in the criminal justice process.

If adopted, this amendment will not give any person new or additional rights to appeal or modify a court decision, abridge any other right guaranteed by the U.S. or Ohio Constitutions, or create a legal claim for compensation or damages against the state of Ohio, its political subdivisions or any public officer or employee.
If adopted, this amendment will be effective immediately.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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