Ohio Public Building Bonds, Issue 1 (1955)

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

Election results

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

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

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution, Article VIII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

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?


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