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Ohio Criminal Sentences Amendment, Issue 1 (1995)

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The Ohio Criminal Sentences Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment limits the Ohio Governor’s authority to reduce criminal sentences by requiring the governor to follow regulations prescribed by law when granting commutation to a person convicted of a crime.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1995)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,816,213 70.98%
No742,59029.02%

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 Section 11 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

To limit the Governor's authority to reduce criminal sentences by requiring the Governor to follow regulations prescribed by law when granting commutation to a person convicted of a crime.
If adopted, this amendment shall take effect on January 1, 1996.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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