Ohio Alcohol Transportation Licenses, McDermott Act Veto Referendum (1915)

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The Ohio Alcohol Transportation Licenses Veto Referendum, also known as McDermott Act Veto Referendum, was on the November 2, 1915 ballot in Ohio as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The McDermott Act was legislation to provide for licenses and related regulation to transport alcohol.[1][2]

  • The McDermott Act Veto Referendum was one of the first two veto referendums to appear on the Ohio statewide ballot.[1]

Election results

Ohio Veto Referendum 2 (1915)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No355,20759.41%
Yes 242,671 40.59%

In the above results, "yes" means approve the law and "no" means reject (repeal) the law. Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

FOR [AGAINST] AMENDED SENATE BILL NO. 307

(THE McDERMOTT ACT)
AN ACT to provide for license to traffic in intoxicating liquors and to further regulate the traffic therein, and to amend sections 1261-16, 1261-17, 1261-18, 1261-19, 1261-20, 1261-21, 1261-24, 1261-33, 1261-40, 1261-41, 1261-43, 1261-46 and 1261-47 of the General Code.[3][4]

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