Ohio Rules of Court Procedure, Issue 5 (May 1973)

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The Ohio Rules of Court Procedure Amendment, also known as Issue 5, appeared on the May 8, 1973 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have allowed the General Assembly to amend court practices and procedures set by the state Supreme Court

Election results

Ohio Issue 5 (May 1973)
Defeatedd No679,22353.94%
Yes 580,106 46.06%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall Section 5 of Article IV of the Ohio Constitution be amended to permit the general assembly to adopt, by concurrent resolution, amendments to the rules governing practice and procedure in all courts of the state, which rules have been prescribed by the Supreme Court?


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