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Full-time Ohio legislators leave ballot blank, for now

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February 19, 2013


COLUMBUS, Ohio: In the state of Ohio, legislators are considered full-time. While the 2013 state legislative session is in full swing, no proposals have made the 2013 fall ballot.

However, this may change given the lawmaking body's history in past odd-numbered years.

In 2011, Issue 1 was placed on the ballot, which would have raised the age of those occupying judicial office from 70 to 76. The measure was debated on during 2011 state legislative session. The measure was sent to the ballot before the end of that year's session. The proposal was rejected by voters.

In 2009, two statewide issues sent by the legislature appeared on the ballot. One measure authorized the state of Ohio to borrow and spend $200 million to "provide compensation to Ohio veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts, and to pay for the administration of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Bond Retirement Fund and the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts Compensation Fund."

The second measure created a 13-member Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board for the purpose of establishing standards governing the care of livestock and poultry.

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