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Ohio Motor Vehicle Tax, Amendment 1 (1934)

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The Ohio Motor Vehicle Tax Amendment was on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII, Section 5, of the Ohio Constitution to limit taxation as property on motor vehicles and to restrict use of the generated tax funds.[1]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No883,37351.70%
Yes 825,157 48.30%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing to amend Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio by adopting Section 5a, relative to the taxation of motor vehicles and the use of the revenue derived from license taxes thereon.
ARTICLE XII

Section 5a. Motor vehicles registered by the owner thereof, upon the use of which on the public highways a license tax is imposed and paid, shall not be taxed in the same year as property, and the revenue derived from such license taxes shall be applied only for public thoroughfare purposes, including the control and protection of traffic thereon and shall not be diverted, by transfer or funds or otherwise, to any other object.

SCHEDULE

The foregoing section shall take effect on the first day of January, 1935.


SHALL THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?[2][3]

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