Ohio Unemployment Compensation, Issue 4 (1955)

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The Ohio Unemployment Compensation Amendment, also known as Issue 4, was on the November 8, 1955 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1] This initiative would have increased unemployment compensation benefits.

Election results

Ohio Issue 4 (1955)
Defeatedd No1,481,33963.37%
Yes 856,326 36.63%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

The proposed unemployment compensation law provides for increased weekly benefits, increased dependency allowances, increased duration of benefits, places the burden of proof upon appellants, provides supplemental payments to claimants who claims are delayed by the unreasonable action of employers, and provides that payments to a claimant under a guaranteed period wage plan shall not affect the weekly benefit amount of claimants under the unemployment compensation law of the State of Ohio.

Shall the proposed law to increase unemployment compensation benefits be adopted? [4]

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