The Ohio Capital Improvements Bonds and Sales Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 4, 1975 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized up to $2.75 billion in capital improvements bonds to improve energy facilities and heart and cancer facilities,t to be funded by a sales and use tax increase.
| Ohio Amendment 5 (1975)|
|Yes|| 487,326|| 18.01%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||To authorize the issuance of bonds and notes in the amount not to exceed two billion seven hundred fifty million dollars ($2,750,000,000), with the principal and interest to be paid by an additional levy of seven-tenths (7/10) of one (1) per cent sales and use tax commencing July 1, 1976, and from the general revenue fund, if such additional tax moneys are insufficient, for capital improvements for cities, villages, counties, and other subdivisions and for other capital improvements including energy facilities and heart and cancer facilities.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
The full text of the measure can be read here.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "The Blade's Endorsements," November 3, 1975
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.