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Ohio Property Classification, Issue 1 (1980)

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The Ohio Property Classification Amendment, also known as Issue 1, appeared on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment authorizes the Ohio General Assembly to classify real property for tax purposes.

Election results

Ohio Issue 1 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,973,344 52.98%
No1,751,27747.02%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

To enact Section 2a of Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio relative to classification of real property for the purpose of taxation.

This proposed amendment gives the general assembly authority to pass laws for the following purposes:

  1. To create two different classes of land for taxation:
    (a) residential and agricultural land and improvements;
    (b) all other land and improvements
  2. To adjust each voted tax in both classes so that the revenue produced by each class is no greater than the revenue produced by the class in the preceding year.
If adopted, this amendment shall take immediate effect.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?

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