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Ohio Referred Issue 7, Return of Estate Taxes to Political Subdivisions (June 1976)

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The Ohio Return of Estate Taxes to Political Subdivisions Amendment, also known as Issue 7, appeared on the June 8, 1976 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment requires at least 50% of estate taxes be returned to the political subdivisions where it originated.

Election results

Ohio Issue 7 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 951,310 57.62%
No699,82342.38%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Sections 4 and 9 of Article XII, Ohio Constitution
  1. To require a return of not less than 50% of the estate taxes to political subdivisions in which they originate as may be provided by law.
  2. To require the general assembly to raise sufficient revenue annually to pay the principal as well as interest on the state debt as it becomes due.
SCHEDULE

The Secretary of State shall assign Section 9 if on this effective date of the amendment Section 6 is already assigned.


Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?[4]

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