Ohio Issue 2, Bonds for Infrastructure (1987)

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The Ohio Bonds for Infrastructure Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment permits the state to assist local governments with infrastructure improvements.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1987)
Approveda Yes 1,674,913 70.84%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt Section 2k of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

This proposed amendment would:

  1. Permit the state government to finance or assist local governments in financing the construction of improvement of roads and bridges, wastewater treatment systems, water supply systems, solid waste disposal facilities, and storm water and sanitary collection, storage and treatment facilities through the issuance of bonds and other obligations.
  2. Limit the total principal amount of bonds and other obligations issued to 1.2 billion dollars. It would limit the amount of other bonds or obligations issued in any year to 120 million dollars. These would be general obligation bonds backed by the full faith and credit of the state of Ohio.
  3. Require the use of Ohio products, services and labor to the extent possible.
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[3]

See also

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External links


  1. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1987 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
  2. Toledo Blade, "Proposed Amendment to the Ohio Constitution," October 18, 1987
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.