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Ohio Public Building Bonds, Amendment 1 (1955)

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The Ohio Public Building Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 8, 1955 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for $150 million in bonds to fund a long range building program for public buildings and structures excluding highways.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1955)
Approveda Yes 1,154,976 55.96%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[4]

Shall the proposed amendment of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, to provide for a long-range building program for the purpose of building public buildings structures and other public improvements, excluding highways, and for issuance of securities of the state of Ohio in the amount of $150 million to provide the funds therefor, and to provide for an excise tax on cigarettes to pay for such securities and interest thereon, be adopted?


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Article VIII of the Ohio Constitution.

See also

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