Ohio Issue 4, Vehicle Taxes for Roads (1947)

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The Ohio Vehicle Taxes for Roads Amendment was on the November 4, 1947 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment prohibits the expenditure of money from motor vehicles license taxes and gasoline taxes on uses other than highways and related purposes.

Election results

Ohio Issue 4 (1947)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,037,650 60.77%
No669,71839.23%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

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?[4]

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