The Ohio Bonds for Public Improvements Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 5, 1963 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed for up to $250 million in bonds to provide for public improvements.
| Ohio Amendment 1 (1963)|
| Yes|| 1,397,971|| 60.24%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||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?
The measure added Section 2f of Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 11, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 11, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 11, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 3, 1963
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.