The Ohio Legislative Supermajority for Tax Increases Amendment
, also known as Issue 2
, was on the November 8, 1983 ballot
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
This amendment would have required a 3/5ths supermajority in the Ohio State Legislature
to pass tax increases.
| Ohio Issue 2 (1983)|
|Yes|| 1,354,320|| 40.77%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Article II, Section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio
This proposed amendment would replace the present constitutional majority requirement for the enactment of revenue raising bills in each house of the general assembly with a three-fifths majority vote requirement in each house of the general assembly.
If adopted, this amendment shall take effect December 8, 1983.
A revenue raising bill is any bill considered by the general assembly that proposes any change in the laws of this state that increases the revenue derived from any tax levied upon any person or taxpayer by any means or methods, including, but not limited to: the imposition of new taxes, increased rates, changes in methods of computation, or changes in deductions, credits, exclusions, exemptions, or definitions.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?