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{{nooh2010}}{{tnr}}A '''Ohio Casino Revenue and Commission Amendment''' did not appear on the [[Ohio 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]] statewide ballot in [[Ohio]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The proposed amendment called for increasing the state's share of casino revenues and changing the way the [[Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)|state's gambling plan]] was to be implemented.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9616056 ''Associated Press'',"Ohio Lawmakers Scramble to React to Casino Plan," January 20, 2010]</ref> The measure was proposed by [[Clyde Evans|Rep. Clyde Evans]].<ref>[http://www.madrigalmaniac.com/2009/11/04/another-lawmaker-wants-to-change-issue-3/ ''The Madrigal Maniac'',"Another Lawmaker Wants to Change Issue 3," November 4, 2009]</ref> <ref>[http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/news/article/4719131 ''TallmadgeExpress.com'',"Trying to keep track of the new casino issues," November 29, 2009]</ref>
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{{nooh2010}}{{tnr}}A '''Ohio Casino Revenue and Commission Amendment''' did not appear on the [[Ohio 2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]] statewide ballot in [[Ohio]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The proposed amendment called for increasing the state's share of casino revenues and changing the way the [[Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)|state's gambling plan]] was to be implemented.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9616056 ''Associated Press'',"Ohio Lawmakers Scramble to React to Casino Plan," January 20, 2010]</ref> The measure was proposed by [[Clyde Evans|Rep. Clyde Evans]].<ref>[http://www.madrigalmaniac.com/2009/11/04/another-lawmaker-wants-to-change-issue-3/ ''The Madrigal Maniac'',"Another Lawmaker Wants to Change Issue 3," November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/news/article/4719131 ''TallmadgeExpress.com'',"Trying to keep track of the new casino issues," November 29, 2009]</ref>
  
 
This amendment was proposed less than a day after Ohio voters approved [[Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)]], which allowed the establishment of casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.<ref name="BusinessJournal">[http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2009/11/02/daily24.html ''Columbus Business First'',"Casino backers: ‘Development begins today’," November 4, 2009]</ref> According to the proposed amendment, the state's share of casino revenue would have been 60% instead of the approved 33%. The revenue would also have been dedicated to schools and scholarships for students in need. Additionally, the amendment would have given the Ohio Lottery Commission authority over the rule-making process.<ref>[http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/nov/05/changes-sought-for-ohio-casino-plan/ ''The Vindicator'',"Changes sought for Ohio casino plan," November 5, 2009]</ref>
 
This amendment was proposed less than a day after Ohio voters approved [[Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)]], which allowed the establishment of casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.<ref name="BusinessJournal">[http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2009/11/02/daily24.html ''Columbus Business First'',"Casino backers: ‘Development begins today’," November 4, 2009]</ref> According to the proposed amendment, the state's share of casino revenue would have been 60% instead of the approved 33%. The revenue would also have been dedicated to schools and scholarships for students in need. Additionally, the amendment would have given the Ohio Lottery Commission authority over the rule-making process.<ref>[http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/nov/05/changes-sought-for-ohio-casino-plan/ ''The Vindicator'',"Changes sought for Ohio casino plan," November 5, 2009]</ref>

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A Ohio Casino Revenue and Commission Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment called for increasing the state's share of casino revenues and changing the way the state's gambling plan was to be implemented.[1] The measure was proposed by Rep. Clyde Evans.[2][3]

This amendment was proposed less than a day after Ohio voters approved Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009), which allowed the establishment of casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.[4] According to the proposed amendment, the state's share of casino revenue would have been 60% instead of the approved 33%. The revenue would also have been dedicated to schools and scholarships for students in need. Additionally, the amendment would have given the Ohio Lottery Commission authority over the rule-making process.[5]

The first regular session ended June 4 without approval of the amendment and the deadline to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2010 ballot was August 4. The legislature said in July 2010 they had no plans to reconvene earlier than the September 14 start of the second regular session.[6]

Ballot summary

Proposed resolution

According to reports, below is the proposed resolution:[7]

Proposing to amend Section 6 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to require the General Assembly to allow casino facilities at locations that the General Assembly designates, to require that license for these casino facilities be awarded by competitive bidding by the State Lottery Commission, to require voter approval of the operation of a casino facility in the county of municipal corporation in which the casino facility is located, to require that a tax of sixty percent be levied and collected by the state on all gross casino revenue receive by each casino facility operator, and to require that half of the proceeds of this tax be used solely for the support of elementary, secondary, vocational, special education programs and half to be used solely for students attending career colleges, community, technical and private regionally accredited colleges and schools as determined in appropriations made by the General Assembly.

Supporters

  • Rep. Clyde Evans said, "The citizens of Ohio made it clear that they want casinos in this state. During a time of economic duress, companies from outside of the state of Ohio gave our citizens only one option — a very bad option. And this constitutional amendment will correct some of those inequities."[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Ohio legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to place the measure on the ballot, the proposal required support from at least 60% (3/5) of members from both the Senate and the House.[7] The first regular session ended June 4 without approval of the amendment and the deadline to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2010 ballot was August 4. The legislature said in July 2010 they had no plans to reconvene earlier than the September 14 start of the second regular session.[6]

Related measures

Approveda Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)
Approveda Ohio Columbus Casino Relocation (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Cities Casino Amendment (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Slot Machines Referendum (2010)

See also

Additional reading

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