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gether with his objections thereto in writing, to the house wherein said bill originated, which house shall enter at large upon its journal said objection and shall proceed to reconsider said bill. If, after said reconsideration, at least two-thirds of the members-elect of that house vote to repass said bill it shall be sent together with said objection, to the other house, which shall enter at large upon its journal said objection and shall proceed to reconsider said bill. If, after said reconsideration, at least two-thirds of the members-elect of that house vote to pass said bill it shall be law, otherwise it shall not be law. The votes for the repassage of said bill shall in each house respectively be no less than those given on the original passage. If any bill passed by both houses of the general assembly and presented to the governor is not signed and is not returned to the house wherein it originated and within ten days after being so presented, exclusive of Sunday and the day said bill was presented, said bill shall be law as in like manner as if signed, unless final adjournment of the general assembly prevents such return, in which case shall be law, unless objected to by the governor and filed, together with his objection thereto in writing, by him in the office of the secretary of state within the prescribed ten days; and the secretary of state shall at once make public said fact and shall return said bill, together with said objection, upon the opening of the next following session of the general assembly, to the house wherein said bill originated, where it shall be treated in like manner as if returned within the prescribed ten days.

If any bill passed by both houses of the general assembly and presented to the governor contains two or more sections, or two or more items of appropriation of money, he may object to one or more of said sections or to one or more of said items of appropriation of money, and approve the other portion of said bill, in which case said approved portion may be signed and then shall be law; and such section or sections, item or items of appropriation of money objected to shall be returned within the time and in the manner prescribed for, and shall be separately reconsidered as in the case of, a whole bill; but if final adjournment of the general assembly prevents such return the governor shall file said section or sections, item or items of appropriation of money, together with his objection thereto in writing, with the secretary of state as in the case of a whole bill, and the secretary of state shall then make public said fact, but shall not further act as in the case of a whole bill.

SECTION 2. At such elections those electors desiring to vote for such amendment shall have placed upon their ballots the words “Constitutional amendment, governor's veto - Yes;" and those opposed to such amendment shall have placed upon their ballots the words “Constitutional amendment, governor's veto - No." **

60 Laws of Ohio, vol. xcv, 962. – Ed.

PROPOSED MUNICIPAL CLASSIFICATION

AMENDMENT, 1903

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Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly (in extraordinary session), October 22, 1902. Submitted to electors, November 3, 1903. Total vote cast

877,203 For amendment

21,664 Against amendment

32,110 Not adopted. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That a proposition shall be submitted to the voters of the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1903, to amend article 13, section 6, of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, so it shall read as follows:

“ARTICLE 13, Sec. 6. The general assembly shall provide by general laws for the organization of cities, incorporated villages and hamlets and restrict their power of taxation, assessment, borrowing money, contracting debts and loaning their credit, so as to prevent the abuse of such power; provided, that the general assembly may divide cities into not more nor less than three classes, and if such division is made the classification shall be as follows and not otherwise: all cities having a population of more than one hundred thousand shall be cities of the first class; all cities having a population of not more than one hundred thousand nor less than twenty-five thousand shall be cities of the second class; all others shall be cities of the third class.” 61

01 Laws of Ohio, vol. xcvi, 117. - ED.

NON-TAXATION OF PUBLIC BONDS

AMENDMENT, 1905

Proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, April 25, 1904. Submitted to electors, November 7, 1905. Total vote cast

961,505 For amendment

655,508 Against amendment

139,062 Adopted. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That a proposition shall be submitted to the electors of the state of Ohio, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1905, to amend section two of article XII of the Constitution of the state of Ohio, so that it shall read as follows:

ARTICLE XII – FINANCE AND TAXATION SEC. 2. Laws shall be passed, taxing by a uniform rule, all moneys, credits, investments in bonds, stocks, joint stock companies, or otherwise; and also all real and personal property according to its true value in money, excepting bonds of the state of Ohio, bonds of any city, village, hamlet, county, or township in this state, and bonds issued in behalf of the public schools of Ohio and the means of instruction in connection therewith, which bonds shall be exempt from taxation; but burying grounds, public schoolhouses, houses used exclusively for any public purpose, and personal property, to an amount not exceeding in value two hundred dollars, for each individual, may by general laws, be exempted from taxation; but all such laws shall be subject to alteration or repeal; and the value of all property, so exempted, shall, from time to time, be ascertained and published as may be directed by law.

SECTION 2. At such election those electors desiring to vote for such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words (Exemption of state and municipal bonds from) "Taxation amendment, yes;" and those opposed to such amendment may have placed upon their ballots the words (Exemption of state and municipal bonds from) “Taxation amendment, no.'

SECTION 3. This amendment shall be in force and take effect on and after the first day of January, 1906.02

62 Laws of Ohio, vol. xcvii, 652. – ED.

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