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when this amendment takes effect, shall continue in office until their successors are elected and qualified.

SEC. 8. At such election those electors desiring to vote for such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words "Biennial elections - Yes," and those opposed to such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words “Biennial elections - No." 50

60 Laws of Ohio, vol. Ixxxvi, 728. - Ed.

PROPOSAL TO HOLD A CONSTITUTIONAL

CONVENTION, 1891

Proposed by an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, March 6, 1891. Submitted to the electors, November 3, 1891. Total vote cast

803,328 For convention

99,789 Against convention

161,722 Not adopted. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that the question, “Shall there be a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution?" of this state, shall be submitted to the electors thereof, at the general election to be held therein on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A.D., 1891; notice thereof shall be given by sheriffs in their proclamations, required by law to be made of such elections, and those voting at said election in favor of such convention, shall have put on their ballots the words, “Constitutional Convention – Yes," and those voting thereat against such convention the words, "Constitutional Convention - No.

SEC. 2. That the judges of election, at such election in every voting precinct, shall cause the votes received therein in favor of such convention, to be entered in a separate column in the poll-books, under the caption, “Constitutional Convention - Yes," and those therein against such convention, in a separate column likewise, under the caption, "Constitutional Convention - No;" and they shall transmit the same, with the returns of the votes for state and county officers, to the clerks of the courts of common pleas of their respective counties. SEC.

3.

That said clerks shall include in the general abstracts of votes required to be transmitted by them to the secretary of state and president of the senate, respectively, a statement of the number of votes given in their several counties in favor of and also against such convention, together with a statement of the whole number of electors voting therein at said election; and said president of the senate, at the time and place of publishing the returns of said election, as provided by section three, article 3, of the Constitution, shall publish and declare the result of the vote for and against such convention, and also the number of electors voting in the state at said election returned as aforesaid. SEC.

4.

This act shall take effect on its passage.

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51 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxxxviii, 84. – ED.

Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 24, 1891. Submitted to the electors, November 3, 1891. Total vote cast

803,328 For amendment

303,177 Against amendment

65,014 Not adopted. SECTION 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of Ohio, that a proposition shall be submitted to the electors of this state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1891, to amend section 2, of article XII, of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, so that it shall read as follows:

ARTICLE XII SEC. 2. Laws may be passed which shall tax by a uniform rule all moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stocks, joint-stock companies, or otherwise; and all real and personal property according to the true value thereof in money. In addition thereto, laws may be passed taxing rights, privileges, franchises, and such other subject matter as the legislature may direct; but buryinggrounds, public school-houses, houses used exclusively for public worship, institutions of purely public charity, public property used exclusively for any public purpose, and other property, may, by general laws, be exempted from taxation; and the value of all property so exempted shall, from time to time, be ascertained and published as may be directed by law.

SEC. 2. At such election, those electors desiring to vote for such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words, “Taxation amendment - Yes," and those opposed to such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words, “Taxation amendment - No.” Sec.

3.

This amendment shall take effect on the first day of January, 1892."

52 Laws of Ohio, vol. lxxxviii, 935. – Ed.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT MAKING REPRE

SENTATION BY SINGLE DISTRICT, 1893

Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 22, 1893. Submitted to electors, November 7, 1893. Total vote cast

835,604 For amendment

322,887 Against amendment

81,481 Not adopted. SECTION 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that a proposition shall be submitted to the electors of this state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1893, to amend sections I to 11, inclusive, of article XI, of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, so they shall read as follows:

ARTICLE XI SECTION 1. The apportionment for members of the general assembly shall be made every ten years, prior to the first election for members of the general assembly in each decennial period, in the manner herein provided.

SEC. 2. During the month of February, prior to the first election for members of the general assembly after the passage of this act and in each decennial period, the members of the senate and house of representatives representing the two leading political parties, respectively, shall meet in separate bodies, and each of said bodies shall designate two electors who shall forthwith be appointed by the governor; and said four electors so designated and appointed shall constitute a commission who

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