Ohio Gas Tax, Amendment 2 (1934)

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The Ohio Gas 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 require tax on gas to be measured by a sum for each gallon and to restrict use of the generated tax funds.[1]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 2 (1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No859,52553.05%
Yes 760,589 46.95%

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 5b, relative to motor vehicle fuel excise taxes and the use of the revenue derived therefrom.
ARTICLE XII

Section 5b. Excise taxes imposed upon the receipt, storage, use, disposition or purchase of fuel suitable for use in propelling motor vehicles, or upon any two or more of the same, shall be measured by a specific sum for each unit of quantity, which shall not exceed three cents per gallon, shall be applied only for public thoroughfare purposes, including the control and protect-on of traffic thereon, and shall not be diverted, by transfer of funds or otherwise, to any other object.

SCHEDULE

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


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

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