Ohio Issue 1, Bonds for Parks (1993)

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The Ohio Bonds for Parks Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 2, 1993 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment authorizes $200 million in bonds to improve and construct parks within the state.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1993)
Approveda Yes 1,547,841 60.56%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To adopt Sections 2(l) of Article VIII of the Constitution

To improve state and local parks, recreation areas and to enhance the use and enjoyment of Ohio's Natural Resources, this amendment will:

  1. Authorize the state of Ohio to issue bonds, which will be retired from general state revenues, to finance capital improvements for state and local parks and recreation areas, to preserve Ohio's natural areas and habitats, and to promote health and safety through flood control, pollution prevention and water quality improvement.
  2. Limit the total outstanding principal amount of all debt issued under this section to two hundred million dollars, ($200,000,000) and all new bonds issued within a single year to fifty million dollars, ($50,000,000) which shall be general obligations of the state.
  3. Permit the state to make grants and assist local governments with capital improvements projects related to natural resources and require that at least twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds of the first two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) of these bond dollars will be available to Ohio communities for such local capital improvements.

If passed, this amendment will be effective immediately.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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