Ohio Issue 1, Bonds for Coal Research (1985)

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The Ohio Bonds for Coal Research Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment allows the state to issue bonds to finance coal research.
See Energy policy in Ohio for a full explanation of energy policy across the state.

Election results

Issue 1 (1985)
Approveda Yes 1,439,344 64.06%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To adopt Section 15 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

To encourage greater use of Ohio coal and to allow the state to issue bonds to finance coal research, this amendment would:

  1. Permit the enactment of legislation to provide for research and development efforts to discover more economical, efficient, and environmentally acceptable uses of coal;
  2. Authorize the state to borrow money and to issue bonds and other obligations for the purpose of enabling Ohio individuals, businesses in Ohio, and Ohio educational and scientific institutions to engage in such research and development, and to permit the state to share in any royalties or profits that may result from the state's financial participation in such research and development;
  3. Limit the total principal amount of bonds and other obligations issued by the state according to laws passed under this section to one hundred million dollars outstanding at any time; and permit the full faith and credit of the state to be pledged for the repayment of such bonds or obligations issued or guarantees made according to laws passed under this section.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[3]

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  1. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1985 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
  2. Toledo Blade, "Proposed Amendment to the Ohio Constitution," October 21, 1985
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.