Ohio Issue 3, the Repeal New Taxes Initiative (1983)

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The Ohio Repeal New Taxes Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the November 8, 1983 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have repealed all taxes passed since the previous year, 1982.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1983)
Defeatedd No1,883,27056.46%
Yes 1,452,061 43.54%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Article XII by adopting a new Section 3a of the Constitution of the State of Ohio

The proposed amendment is as follows
Any changes in the tax laws of the state that were enacted after January 1, 1983, but before the effective date of this amendment, shall expire on June 30, 1984. The tax laws of the state that were existing on January 1, 1983 shall be deemed to be in effect as of July 1, 1984. However, any tax scheduled to appear between January 1, 1983 and June 30, 1984 shall expire pursuant to the law as it existed on January 1, 1983.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[3]

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  1. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio 1983 ballot measures and election results," accessed July 31, 2013
  2. Daily Times, "Proposed Amendment to the Constitution," October 17, 1983
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.