Ohio Food Tax, Amendment 2 (1936)
The Ohio Food Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure prohibited any taxes on food sold for off-premise consumption.
Article XII, Section 12 was repealed in 1976 by a measure consolidating tax issues in the state Constitution. The provisions for exempting food from taxation was moved to Article XII, Section 3.
|Ohio Amendment 2 (1936)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||Amendment adopting a new section to be known as Section 12 of Article XII of the Constitution of Ohio, prohibiting the levy of an excise tax on the sale or purchase of food for human consumption off the premises where sold.
On and after November 11, 1936, no excise tax shall be levied or collected upon the sale or purchase of food for human consumption off the premises where sold.
If the votes for the foregoing proposed amendment shall exceed in number those against it, the amendment shall go into effect November 11, 1936.
SHALL THE AMENDMENT PROPOSING THE ADOPTION OF SECTION 12 OF ARTICLE XII, PROHIBITING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN EXCISE TAX ON THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION OFF THE PREMISES WHERE SOLD, BE ADOPTED.
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Ohio
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 9, 2015
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- Painesville Telegraph, "Here Are Fascimiles Of Ballots To Be Voted On In Lake County Tuesday," November 2, 1936
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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