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Ballot Initiatives (Proposed Constitutional Amendments) Filed with the Attorney General

The following table was compiled by C|M|LAW. It goes back to 2005 - a little further back than what is on the Attorney General's web site.  It only includes proposed constitutional amendments - not referendums on statutes.

Initiative Name

Date Submitted

To Add/ Amend

Certified by AG?

Currently Pending before the AG
     
     
Currently Certified by the AG and Pending      
The Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment (Second Resubmission) 4/4/14 Repeal and replace Article XV, Section 11

Certified April 14, 2014

 Ohio Voters Bill of Rights  (second filing) 2/28/14 Amend Article I, Section V

Certified March 10, 2014

The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative 11/12/13 Amend Article VIII, Section 2

Certified  Nov. 18, 2013

Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment 5/7/13 Add section 12 to Article XV

Certified May 17, 2013

Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Resubmitted 3/26/12 Repeal and Replace Article XV, Section 11 Certified April 3, 2012
Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment 3/19/12 Article XI: add & repeal parts of §§ 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, & 13; repeal §§ 8 & 14; adds §16 Certified  March 29, 2012
Ohio Clean Energy Initiative. 2/10/12 Adds Art. VIII, Sec. 2s Certified Feb. 21, 2012
Freedom to Chose Whether to Participate in a Labor Organization 1/23/12 Adds Article I,   Section 22  Certified Feb. 1, 2012
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment  1/12/12 Article XV, Section 12 Certified Jan. 20, 2012
Personhood Ohio 12/21/11 Art. I, Sec 1,
Art. I, Sec 16
Certified Dec.30, 2011
Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment 10-6-2011 new article Certified Oct 14, 2011
Livestock Board Amendment 1-27-2010 Article XIV Certified 2-5-2010
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 4 4-23-2010 Ohio Sovereignty Amendment Certified 5-3-2010
Closed Items      
Ohio Voters Bill of Rights 2/4/2014 Amend Article I, Section V  Rejected Feb. 13, 2014
Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis 8-2-2013 new article Rejected Aug. 12, 2013
Return Prayer to Our Public Schools 4-22-13 unclear Rejected May 2, 2013
Ohioans for Ohio 10-30-12 unclear Rejected Nov. 7, 2012
Freedom to Marry & Religious Freedom Amendment Initiative Petition 3-1-12 Repeal & Replace Article XV, Sec. 11 Rejected  Mar. 9, 2012
Ohio Personhood Amendment 10-14-2011 Art. I, Sec 1,
Art. I, Sec 16
Rejected Oct. 24, 2011
Freedom to choose whether to participate in a labor organization as a condition of employment 11-10-2011 Art I, Sec. 22 Rejected Nov. 17, 2011
Preserve the Freedom to Choose Healthcare Coverage 3-22-2010 Art. I, Sec 21

Certified 4-1-2010 passed by voters

Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment 9-7-2011 Art XV, Sec 12 Rejected 9/16/11
Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment 7-27-2011 new article Rejected 8-3-2011
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 3 3-16-2010 Ohio Sovereignty Amendment Rejected 3-26-10
Older Items      
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 2 12-23-2009 Add Article XIV Rejected 12-30-2009
Ohio Sovereignty Amendment 9-22-2009 Article XIV Rejected 10-27-2009
Casino Amendment 4 - Licking Co. 6-18-2009 Art XV, Sec 6 Rejected 6-25-2009
Casino Amendment 3 4-24-2009 Art XV, Sec 6 Rejected 5-1-2009
Casino Amendment 2 3-25-2009 Art XV, Sec 6

Approved 4-3-2009
passed by voters

Casino Amendment 3-11-2009 Art XV, Sec 6 Rejected 3-23-09
Wage Amendment 6-6-08

Art. II, Sec34a

Rejected 6-16-08

Casino Amendment 3 12-11-07 Art. XV Sec. 6a

Approved 12-30-07 Voters DID NOT pass

Casino Amendment 2 11-20-2007 Art. XV Sec. 6a

Approved 11-3-07

Casino Amendment 11-1-2007 Art. XV Sec. 6a Rejected Nov 13, 2007
Smoking Amendment 6-4-2007 Art. XV Sec. 12 Rejected June 11, 2007
Guaran. High Quality Pub. Ed. 1-28-2007 VI Sec. 2(A) - (K) Certified Feb. 7, 2007
Gambling_Quinn Petition 3 6-2-2006 XV, §12 Approved June 12, 2006
Gambling_Quinn Petition 2 5-19-2006 XV, §12 Rejected May 30, 2006
Gambling_Quinn Petition 5-10-2006 XV, §12 Rejected May 15, 2006
Learn and Earn Resub 3 5-1-2006 XV, §12 Certified May 10, 2006
Learn and Earn Resub 2 4-24-2006 XV, §12 Certified May 10, 2006
Education_Yes_Resubmission 4-14-2006 XV, §12 Certified April 21, 2006-Voters DID NOT pass
Education_Gambling_Slots 4-11-2006 XV, §12 Rejected April 12, 2006
CAP 4-10-2006 XII, §14 Certified April 21, 2006
Smoking Limitations 4-7-2006 XV, §12 Certified April 19, 2006 -Voters DID NOT pass
Education_Yes! 4-3-2006 XV, §12 Rejected April 12, 2006
Learn and Earn 3-24-2006 XV, §12 Rejected April 12, 2006
Construction Debris 10-5-2005 XV, §12 Certified October 19, 2005
Fair Minimum Wage 9-2-2005 II, §34a Certified September 21, 2005 - Passed by Voters
Redesign of Ballot Format Resubmission 5-9-2005 V, §2a Rejected
Reform Ohio Now - Independent Redistricting, Independent Election Admin , Campaign Finance Reform 5-3-2005 XI,§1-8: XVII Certified May 20, 2005-Voters DID NOT pass
Casino Gambling-third submission 4-22-2005 XV, §6 Certified May 13, 2005
TEL 3-30-2005 XII, §14 Certified April 15, 2005
Casino Gambling-second submission 3-30-2005 XV, §6 Rejected
Educate Ohio 3-16-2005 VI, §§ 7, 8 Certified April 7, 2005
Casino Gambling 3-4-2005 XV, §6 Rejected
      

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