Ohio Public Officer Pay Raises, Amendment 2 (May 1974)
The Ohio Public Officer Pay Raise Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the May 7, 1974 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized a pay raise for public officials with more than two years left in their term.
|Ohio Amendment 2 (May 1974)|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The question appeared on the ballot as:
|“||To permit increases in the compensation of Public Officers with more than two years remaining in their terms.
The proposed section 20a of Article II of the Ohio constitution would make an exemption to the constitutional prohibition against increases in the compensation of public officers during term in the case of office holders who have more than two years remaining in their terms at the time the increase is enacted. Increases in such cases would be effective and payable on and after the effective date of the legislation providing the increase.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
The full text of the measure can be read here.
- Ohio 1974 ballot measures
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- List of Ohio ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Ohio
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 12, 2015
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 12, 2015
- State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 12, 2015
- Youngstown Vindicator, "Vital Issues," May 6, 1974
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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