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McColley and Gavarone Introduce Resolution to Protect Ohio Constitution

Resolution to Protect Ohio Constitution Resolution Increases Threshold to Pass Constitutional Referendums to 60%
March 21, 2023
Rob McColley News

COLUMBUS - State Senators Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 2, to protect the Ohio Constitution from constant attacks by well-funded special interest groups. The resolution requires a 60% vote of the people for constitutional amendments to pass on election day.

“The Ohio Constitution should never be put up for sale to the highest bidder,” said McColley. “We are asking the people to increase the requirement from a simple majority vote to 60% for these amendments to pass.”
“The current process to amend Ohio’s Constitution has been exploited time and time again by well-funded, out-of-state special interests who pay millions to get their preferred policies into our founding document,” Gavarone said. “SJR 2 will put Ohioans back in charge of the Constitution and preserve the integrity of our founding documents to ensure that our state remains the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
Once approved, the resolution will go before the voters during a special August election, the date for which will be determined by Senate Bill 92, which was introduced alongside SJR 2.