The Ohio Rail Systems Financing Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was on the November 4, 1975 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed state and local governments to finance the reorganization of the state's rail systems.
| Ohio Amendment 8 (1975)|
|Yes|| 871,726|| 35.06%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||To permit the state, or any city, village, county, township or regional transportation authority to give or loan its credits to federal corporations and state agencies for reorganization of rail systems in the state. Laws may be passed to reduce the taxation on property used to provide the state with rail transportation service and to permit the state to reimburse local governments for revenue lost as a result of such tax reduction. Moneys raised by taxation shall not be obligated or pledged for the payment of bonds or other obligations issued pursuant to this section.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?
The full text of the measure can be read here.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 13, 2015
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "The Blade's Endorsements," November 3, 1975
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.