Ohio Bonds for Public Improvements, Issue 1 (1963)

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The Ohio Bonds for Public Improvements Amendment, also known as Issue 1, was on the November 5, 1963 ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Ohio, where it was approved.[1] This amendment added section Section 2f of the Ohio Constitution, allowing for a bond of up to $250 million to "provide school classrooms, support for universities, for recreation and conservation and for state buildings."

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1963)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,397,971 60.24%
No922,68739.76%

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 2f, Article VIII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed bond issue for the purpose of providing classroom facilities for schools, and providing for state supported or assisted colleges and universities including community colleges, municipal universities, and university branches, for assisting in the development of the state by providing for water impoundment sites, parks, recreation and conservation of natural resources, and for state buildings, and for such purposes to amend Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to authorize the issuance of bonds or other obligations of the State in an amount no greater than $250,000,000 and to provide for the payment of such bonds and other obligations and the interest thereon by excise taxes including a one-half cent cigarette tax therefor and for outstanding capital improvement bonds and to eliminate the existing one-half cent cigarette tax when not required.

SHALL ARTICLE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF OHIO BE AMENDED TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OF THE STATE OF OHIO IN THE AMOUNT OF $250,000,000 TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR CLASSROOM FACILITIES FOR SCHOOLS, FOR STATE-SUPPORTED OR ASSISTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, FOR WATER IMPOUNDMENT SITES, PARKS, RECREATION, AND CONSERVATION, AND FOR STATE BUILDINGS--FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF SET OBLIGATIONS TO BE OBTAINED BY EXCISE TAXES INCLUDING A CIGARETTE TAX OF ONE HALF CENT ON EACH 10 CIGARETTES OR FRACTIONAL PART THEREOF? [4]

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