Ohio Capital Improvements Bonds and Sales Tax, Amendment 5 (1975)

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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.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 5 (1975)
Defeatedd No2,219,09371.99%
Yes 487,326 18.01%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

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?[5]

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The full text of the measure can be read here.

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