Ohio Food Tax, Amendment 2 (1936)

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The Ohio Food Tax Amendment was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Ohio Constitution by creating a new Section 12 to prohibit tax on food sold for off premise consumption.[1]

Aftermath

This Article XII, Section 12 was repealed in 1976 by a measure consolidating tax issues in the state Constitution.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.

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,585,327 68.77%
No719,96631.23%

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.
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 12

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.

SCHEDULE

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.[2][3]

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