The Ohio Vehicle Taxes for Roads Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the November 4, 1947 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure prohibited the expenditure of money from motor vehicle license taxes and gasoline taxes on uses other than highways and related purposes.
| Ohio Amendment 4 (1947)|
| Yes|| 1,037,650|| 60.77%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||Proposing to amend Article XII of the Constitution of Ohio by adopting a section to be designated as Section 5a to prohibit the expenditure of moneys derived from certain taxes relating to vehicles for other than highway and related purposes.
The proposed amendment prohibits the expenditure of fees, excises, or license taxes relating to registration, operation, or use of vehicles on public highways or to fuels used for propelling such vehicles, for purposes other than costs of administration, refunds and adjustments, payment of highway obligations, highway and bridge construction, reconstruction, maintenance repair and other highway purposes, enforcement of traffic laws, and hospitalization of indigent persons injured in motor vehicle accidents on highways.
SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT, RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF MONIES DERIVED FROM CERTAIN TAXES RELATING TO VEHICLES, BE ADOPTED?
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 3, 1947
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.